Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Why I Like Charlie Daniels.

I don't know how many people have actually heard this song, but it's a really great song that epitomizes how people like me felt after 9-11. Like Toby Keith's "Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue", it has been censored and bashed a time or two by folks who are afraid of offending someone. (Check out this site for more.)
But here it is:

This ain't no rag it's a flag and we don't wear it on our heads
It's a symbol of the land where the good guys live, are you listening to what I said
You're a coward and a fool and you broke all the rules
and you wounded our American pride
Now we're coming with a gun and
we know you're gonna run but you can't find no place to hide
We're gonna hunt you down like a mad dog hound and
make you pay for the lives you stole
We're all through talking and messing around and now it's time to rock and roll
These colors don't run and we're speaking as one when we say united we stand
If you mess with one you mess with us all every boy, girl, woman and man
You've been acting mighty rash and talking that trash but let me give you some advice
You can crawl back in your hole like a dirty little mole but now it's time to pay the price
You might have shot us in the back but now you have to face the fact that the big boy's in the game
The lightning's been flashing and the thunder's been crashing and now it's gettin ready to rain
(Chorus:) This is the United States of America the land of the brave and free
We believe in God, we believe in justice, we believe in liberty
You've been pulling our chain, we shoulda done something about you a long time ago
But now the flag's flying high and the fur's gonna fly and now the whole world's gonna know
This ain't no rag it's a flag old glory red white and blue
The stars and stripes and when it comes to a fight we can do what we have to do
Our people stand proud the American crowd is faithful and loyal and tough
We're as good as the best and better than the rest you're gonna find out soon enough
When you look up in the sky and you see the eagle fly you'd better know he's headed your way
This ain't no rag it's a flag and it stands for the USA, USA, USA!!

Pretty much says it all, huh?