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Band News (more headlines) 12-16-2003

Hank Williams Jr: No "Reason" To Worry About Ole Saddam

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(Nashville) -- Country music's most vocal "country boys who can survive" HANK WILLIAMS JR. was among the American's proud that a score was settled yesterday with the capture of Saddam Hussein. Political outspokenness is second nature to the second generation country superstar who is often on record in support of the right of Americans to bears arms and settle debts.

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Hank's 1998 album "America, The Way I See It," offered a bold creative stroke that was criticized by many for it's political content"particularly a song called "Don't Give Us A Reason""banned "politically incorrect" at the time"but today"in the wake of Saddam Hussein's capture is being heard surfacing on radio stations across America.

"Man, it's perfect that they found him by shining a light underground in a hole. Where better a spot to smoke out an animal or a coward," commented the rough hewn Hank from a deer stand in his home in rural Tennessee. "I think a major debt to our American troops"the best damn soldiers in the world, bar none. Not to mention our President who backed 'ol Saddam into that hole where they had to pull him out and check him for ticks and fleas."

Hank's lyrics have stood the test of time to prove worth a reading in light of the headlines.

DON'T GIVE US A REASON

WORDS & MUSIC: HANK WILLIAMS JR.

HEY, OLD SADDAM, YOU FIGURED WRONG
WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE WHOLE WORLD WOULD BACK DOWN
AND LET YOU TAKE ALL THE OIL,
AND RAPE KUWAIT AND PLUNDER AND SPOIL
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE, DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

CAUSE PEOPLE IN THE USA ARE NOT REALLY AFRAID
OF YOUR STARVIN' ARMY AND ALL YOUR WORN OUT TANKS
AND IF YOU TAKE SOME INNOCENT LIVES,
THAT'S WHEN THE FUR'S REALLY GONNA FLY
HEY MAN, BACK OFF AND GET SMART,
DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

DON'T GIVE US A REASON TO COME GUNNIN' FOR YOU
CAUSE THE ODDS DON'T LOOK SO GOOD
AND YOUR NECK IS IN A NOOSE
CAUSE THE EAGLE AND THE BEAR
THEY MAKE A MIGHTY STRONG PAIR
AND MY ADVICE TO YOU
DON'T GIVE 'EM A REASON.

WHEN ALL OUR PEOPLE OVER THERE
KNOW THAT WE ALL CARE
NOW THAT'S A SITUATION OLD SADDAM
YOU DON'T WANT TO BE IN.
BECAUSE IF YOU DO SOMETHING STUPID
WE'RE GONNA COME DOWN HARD, ON OLD CUPID
YOU BETTER THINK THIS ONE ALL THE WAY OUT
DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

DON'T GIVE US A REASON TO COME GUNNING FOR YOU
CAUSE THE ODDS DON'T LOOK SO GOOD
AND YOUR NECK IS IN A NOOSE
YEAH, YOU PICKED ON YOUR LITTLE NEIGHBOR
SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOR
GET OUT AND GO HOME AND DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

YEAH, WE'VE HEARD ALL YOUR THREATS
YOU'RE GONNA THREAT YOURSELF TO DEATH
MY ADVICE IS...DON'T GIVE US A REASON
YOU CAN TAKE THAT POISON GAS
AND STICK IT IN YOUR SASSAFRASS
DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

YEAH I'D LIKE TO FIND OUT JUST FOR FUN
JUST HOW FAST THOSE CAMELS CAN RUN
I TELL YOU SON
DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

NO THE DESERT AIN'T VIETNAM
AND THERE AIN'T NO WHERE TO RUN
AND WE'VE GOT SOME REAL TOP GUNS
DON'T GIVE US A REASON.

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