Monday, February 24, 2003

Nashville Calling

I heard a brilliant new country song on the radio on Saturday. It's called "Have You Forgotten?" by Daryl Worley.

Call it jingoistic and redneck if you will, but you can't deny the truth of it. It WAS a mistake to stop showing the footage of the towers and there is more truth in one stanza of this song than in the entire earnest rendition of the incredibly dated "London Calling" by the Super Star Rockers we saw on the Grammys last night.

Now Daryl has been on my Hate List for some months now due to his wussy mega hit "I Miss My Friend" a pathetic, sappy piece of drivel aimed squarely at the Country Moms demographic ("He's so sensitive...he really misses his friend"). Sorry Daryl, but men usually miss the sex, numsayin'?

Anyhow, he has hit paydirt with this one...It's kind of like an updated Fightin' Side Of Me.

Have You Forgotten?
I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground?
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start preaching
Let me ask you this my friend

CHORUS 1
Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away?
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it every day
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

CHORUS 1
Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away?
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet they remember
Just what they're fighting for

CHORUS 2
Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost
And those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten?

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