February 04, 2005

MERLE GROKS

I hear people talkin' bad
About the way we have to live here in this country,

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Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,

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An' standin' up for things they believe in.

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But when they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

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I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims he just don't believe in fightin'.

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An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.

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They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.

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When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Posted by: Sarah at 06:29 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 This has been getting airtime on all the country stations around Milwaukee, and I hear it fairly regularly on the "hits and legends" station.

Posted by: triticale at February 04, 2005 09:23 AM (dxKeA)

2 Talk about people unclear on the concept! They haven't a clue what being FREE means - and what it is worth.

Posted by: Barb at February 04, 2005 10:07 PM (q9AXC)

3 Grok schmok. Merle just happens to have an opinion you agree with. Anyone who really grokked would have a far more sophisticated view than you or Merle has. Grooking is about understanding, not about knee-jerk agreement with the party line. Freedom of assembly and freedom of speech were core values of our founding fathers. I am sure that Jefferson/Madison/Franklin would be proud to see the (occasionally shallow and knee-jerky) protestors being able to assemble in the streets to protest a fundamentally unjust war without being jailed, than seeing an immature songwriter writing a song that insults the very principles our nation was founded on. Really, Merle is incredibly unpatriotic and anti-American.

Posted by: VOT at February 05, 2005 04:13 PM (jAT7r)

4 Trackback doesn't seem to be working. Very nice Sarah. VOT too bad you don't get it. Pretty much the point is, you're free to speak your mind, I'm free to call you an idiot.

Posted by: David at February 09, 2005 10:23 PM (XWUew)

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