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He was standing in the rubble of an old farmhouse outside of Birmingham, when some on the scene reporter stuck a camera in the face of that old man.

This ain’t Nothin’ Craig Morgan 

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On 3/30/2022 at 8:43 AM, bob_carr said:

 

""Hello Darkness my old friend" - Paul Simon - 1964 ("Sounds of Silence")

 

 

I don’t usually care for too many remakes of the really classic songs, but David Draiman of Disturbed definitely paid respect to this song. The video gets fairly intense 

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27 minutes ago, midnightman said:

I don’t usually care for too many remakes of the really classic songs, but David Draiman of Disturbed definitely paid respect to this song. The video gets fairly intense 

That’s the version I like also. 

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Hello, Mrs. Johnson
You self-righteous woman
Sunday School teacher
What brings you out slumming

 

Goodbye, Mrs. Johnson
You self-righteous biddy
I don't need your preaching
And I don't need your pity

Cal Smith

The Lord knows I'm drinkin'

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Most of my favorites have already been posted but I'll put these down.

 

I ain't nuthin' but a simple man,

They call me a Redneck I recon that I am

but there's things goin' on make me mad down to the core.

Simple man by Charlie Daniels

 

Well my name's John Lee Pettimore

Same as My Daddy and his Daddy before

Copperhead Road Steve Earl

 

Diamonds on the windshield as heaven starts to cry,

And in his rearview mirror his angel waves goodbye

She knows he's gonna go,

She knows he's one of them.

Brothers of the highway Tony Justice and Aaron Tippin

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If you don't wanna go to fist city
You better detour around my town
'Cause I'll grab a you by the hair a the head
And I'll lift off of the ground
I'm not a sayin' my baby's at saint
'Cause he ain't
And that he won't cat around with a kitty
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off a my man
If you don't want to go to fist city

Loretta Lynn

Fist City

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I used to work for Harvester, I used to use my hands, used to make the tractors and combines that ploughed and harvested this great land.  Don Henly "A month of Sundays" Album,  Building the perfect Beast

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No lyrics have ever been more appropriate for our times than these:

Can I tell you something

got to tell you one thing

if you expect the freedom

that you say is yours

prove that you deserve it

helps us to preserve it

or being free will just be words and nothing more

Kansas - Can I Tell You

 

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33 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

Interesting that these "counter-culture" (dope smoking hippies) groups from the 60's, 70's and 80's were putting out patriotic music long before these modern 'country-western' 'musicians' found that they could make money by being 'patriotic'.

It is interesting, isn't it?

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Here's another one with a fine message:

If you know you're right when the others are wrong, it's hard to sit and take it

they treat you like you've lost your senses, call you trouble maker

I'm not tryin' to cause you trouble, I don't wanna fight

but someone's got to stand up sometime, and do what's right

just have the courage of your convictions...........

The Hollies - Courage of Your Convictions

 

 

 

 

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On 4/6/2022 at 6:56 PM, Sledgehammer said:

“You never close your eyes any more when I kiss your lips” - You’ve lost that loving feeling”, Righteous Brothers

That makes me think of Maverick and Goose in Top Gun. 

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1 minute ago, ihrondiesel said:

That makes me think of Maverick and Goose in Top Gun. 

That was a good scene.

In 1992, we ate at the KC Barbeque in San Diego on a trip there to visit my sister and bro-in-law.  That's where they filmed the bar scene.  Their sign out front even said "Home of the Sleazy Bar Scene in Top Gun".

Funny how in the movie it seemed to be out in the boondocks, close to Miramar.  It's actually in downtown San Diego.

https://kcbbq.net/

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Hmmmm. how about:

Woke up this morning

Put on my slippers

Walked in the kitchen and died....
 

-John Prine

Or:

Well, broken down mama

Put on your hat

Cuz daddy's gonna trade you in

-Shel Silverstein

 

Mike

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I been working here, Monday it'll be a year
And I can't recall a day when I didn't want to disappear
But I keep on showing up, ****-bent on growing up
If it takes a lifetime
 

Jason Isbell

If it takes a lifetime

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