''It started off as this loner cowboy kind of vibe. It’s like running away from everything, basically. I changed the meaning of it later on down the road from a runaways type of story to Old Town Road being a symbol for a path of success, where you’re just staying on it. It’s like, “I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road.'' - Lil Nas X
''In the first verse, you’re getting everything packed up and ready to go. In the second verse, you’re in that lane now where everything’s going right. In the chorus, the, “Can’t nobody tell me nothin,” it was like a jab to my parents in a way. Wanting me to not really stop doing music, but to get back into school. It’s like, “Can’t nobody tell me nothin'.'' - Lil Nas X
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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