Here is a song from when Nashville mainstream Country used to produce great lyrical songwriting.
There are some lines that really resonate in this one.
Nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does
But you ain't afraid if you're washed in the blood like I was
When I was in school I ran with kid down the street
But I watched him burn himself up on bourbon and speed
But I was smarter than most and I could choose
Learned to talk like the man on the six o'clock news