Hank and Montana go way back, in fact, he has been a "part-time" resident since at least the early '70s. An avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, Hank realized he could indulge in all of those right here. I mean, let's be honest, a country boy can survive.
I don't know about you- I never liked cigarette smoke (cigars are another story) but there is something very nostalgic about this incredibly well-written song. It's a song about how times have changed. How neighbors used to just drop by and say hi. When you'd hang out on your front porch. When the "world turned slower." When you didn't have to lock your doors at night. And yes, when you could still smoke in bars.