Lynching Coming Back In Style? Ask Toby Keith.

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Given that Georgia has historically been the lynching capitol of the world (we specialized in lynching not only blacks, women and children, but Jews too), if this method of dispensing “justice” comes back in vogue, you can blame Toby Keith for extolling the vigilante virtues of his long gone “Grandpappy.” Here are the lyrics to his latest old number, now a movie Keith is now on a publicity tour for – Beer For My Horses:

Well a man come on the 6 o’clock news
said somebody’s been shot
somebody’s been abused
somebody blew up a building
somebody stole a car
somebody got away
somebody didn’t get to far yeah
they didn’t get to far

Grand pappy told my pappy back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he’d done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to se
e

That
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
whiskey for my man, beer for my horses

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
too much corruption and crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ‘em all to their maker and he’ll settle ‘em down
You can bet he’ll set ‘em down

Cause
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
whiskey for my man, beer for my horses
whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

He knew
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys,
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces
Singin’ whiskey for my man, beer for my horses
Singing whiskey for my man, beer for my horses

Read more here on the songwriting prowess of Toby Keith. (WARNING: There are very graphic photos of lynchings, in Georgia, at the linked page.)

Actually, a look at the “Beer For My Horses” video, possibly one of THE worst “concept” videos ever made, seems to find the testosterone-laden Keith more interested in protecting street-walking trannies from hunting knife-wielding yuppies. WTF?!

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2 responses »

  1. My name is Charles Clark, Author of the upcoming book “Lynchings in Oklahoma, A History of Racisim and Vigilantism 1830 – 1930.” Born and raised in Oklahoma, I am not the least bit surprised by the mentality that Mr. Keith has demonstrated with his song “Beer for my Horses.” It is not only an embarrasment to the state of Oklahoma, but a degraded and irresponsible act by the entertainment industry to use one of America’s most heinous atrocities as a form of amusement. It’s obvious that Mr. Keith and those tied to his project have chosen to ignore the consequences of lynching and lynch mob violence, and the same goes for his fans. History shows that it only takes one person to egg-on a mob.

    Charles Clark
    kiktode.com

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  2. Wow ,you use a song thats 6 years old to take a cheap shot at someone?Good work!!

    “if this method of dispensing “justice” comes back in vogue”

    Yeah i’m sure that will happen.

    Can’t wait to read your post about rap music being responsible for murder,rape and drug dealing.

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