While I was working out this morning, I was startled by a song that came on my MP3 player. I’d forgotten that I transferred it there.

It was “Takin’ My Country Back” recorded by the Honky Tonkers For Truth. (I suggest reading the story, but definitely scroll down to read the song lyrics. The MP3 doesn’t appear to be downloadable anymore, sadly.) And it made me awfully sad.

I sure hope someone figures out a way to get a pro-peace, pro-hope, pro-USA country song on the radio. I’d love to be part of making it happen, but the missing piece seems to be a big-name star to record it. (Well, and then radio folks who’ll play it.) I’m tired of all the Toby Keith propaganda where being “Ameri-CUN” is presented as equivalent to being proud of any war the US happens to participate in, no matter the reason or lack thereof.

Takin’ My Country Back

5 thoughts on “Takin’ My Country Back

  • December 1, 2004 at 2:04 pm
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    That’s beautiful.

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  • December 1, 2004 at 3:13 pm
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    There is a new single out there that fits the bill – a duet with Travis Tritt and John Mellancamp called “What Say You” and it’s a breath of fresh air.

    I heard “taking my country back” and I was stunned. The website did not have any credits though. Probably by them music row democrats. 🙂

    I too am sick of the shit on country radio that is supposed to be “patriotic” but sounds just incredibly ignorant. But I guess if you are proud to be ignorant than it is great music.

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  • December 1, 2004 at 3:18 pm
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    Okay, I just saw the link to the article about the honky tonkers for truth. I am pleased to see that there is a voice of dissent on music row.

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  • December 1, 2004 at 9:57 pm
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    There was a great interview with Joe somebody or other from the Music Row Democrats on some conservative talk show I happened to surf past on the radio a few months ago. I stopped and listened to it, and man, that guy was great.

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  • December 3, 2004 at 6:44 pm
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    Sorry to be commenting so late, but I totally agree.

    I confess, I had my moments when I like “The Angry American”. IT was written about the Taliban, after all…the folks who mandated the burqua and kicked little girls out of school. I understand folks concerns about that conflict, though, and I didn’t support Gulf II at all. I lost all respect for TK when he jumped all over the Dixie Chicks, and I usdually ccan’t listen to “Angry American” at all.

    Don’t care for “Have you Forgotten?” either. It’s shmalzy and overexposed. The only possible good use I can think for it is to ask the President, have YOU forgotten who REALLY did 9/11?

    Fortunately, the Honky-Tonkers are not the only dissenting voices. I’m sure you know that Willie Nelson wrote “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth”, and stumped for Dennis Kucinich. Reading Entertainment magazine tonight, I learned that he’s also a friend of his favorite President, Jimmy Carter. (Good choice, Willie!) Willie’s gonna be on a CMT special…um, today, actually: CMT Homecoming: President Carter in Plains. If you wanna hear them sing together, and hear Willie talk about smoking up in the White House, tune in!

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