Friday, November 14, 2008

With the way things have been going latley in the world, I catch myself often singing this song.

By the great

Charlie Daniels Band


I ain't nothin' but a simple man
They call me a redneck I reckon that I am
But there's things going on That make me mad down to the core.

I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
There's crooked politicians and crime in the street
And I'm madder'n hell and I ain't gonna take it no more.

We tell our kids to just say no
Then some panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
Slaps him on the wrist and then he turns him back out on the town.

Now if I had my way with people sellin' dope
I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
I'd hang 'em up high and let 'em swing 'til the sun goes down

Well, you know what's wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bible's away
They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The good book says it so I know it's the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man.

Now I'm the kinda man that'd not harm a mouse
But if I catch somebody breakin in my house
I've got twelve guage shotgun waiting on the other side
So don't go pushing me against my will
I don't want to have to fight you but I dern sure will
So if you don't want trouble then you'd better just pass me on by

As far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
For the raping and the killing and the child abuse
And I've got a way to put an end to all that mess
Just take them rascals out in the swamp
Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump
Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

You know what's wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bible's away
They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The Good Book says it so I know it's the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man

6 comments:

Marie said...

I had to go to youtube to listen to this one--I don't think I'd heard it before. I like the stuff I've heard by Charlie Daniels, so now I'll probably go look at youtube again... :) I really hope that it doesn't turn out to be "law of the jungle" everywhere, and that our leaders will always support the law of the land, especially the Constitution...

The Scavenger said...

Marie, I was going to post the video on here but I forgot how. lol Charlie Daniels has some of the best songs out there. He is a TRUE American. Need more like him.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

That's great song, thanks for posting the lyrics! Too bad it is all true...

Anonymous said...

I've always LOVED that song! He's got lots of good ones! Thanks, Gen--IL Homesteader

Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

Great lyrics. I've never heard the song though. Sounds like great advice and wisdom.

The Scavenger said...

MOH, I guess most of it is true. But then again I'm a simple man.

Gen, that is one of the many Charlie Daniels songs that I love. He's the best.

Amy, check out this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHojv9_ppjk

You'll be a fan I know.

Thanks for the comments as always, good to hear from you.

Chris