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Tired Of Being Johnny B. Good

This song is by Hank Williams, Jr. and appears on the album Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (1979).

I don't like instant ice tea
And I ain't crazy about dollar a gallon self serve gasoline
And they nearly broke me with the high price of beef
And the funny thing is, they think they're putting this over on me

I've always been an upstanding citizen
But I am getting fed up now, my friends
And if you don't understand, what I've said
I'm tired of being Johnny B. Good and I'm gonna be Johnny Reb

Yeah I'm gonna be Johnny Reb
'Cause I don't believe everything I've seen and read
And I work like hell just to keep a roof and a bed
I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm gonna be Johnny Reb

This country's gettin' in a kind of bad shape
When the gasoline profits are up, up and away
And I can barely live on my take-home pay
There's a whole lot of peoples that agree with what I say

Don't tell me to ride a bus and turn down my thermostat
When you're all running around in jets and Cadillacs
I can't take this lying down, we gotta try and fight back
Till they believe what we said
We're tired of being Johnny B Goods and we gotta be Johnny Rebs

Yeah, we gonna be Johnny Rebs
'Cause we don't believe everything we've seen and read
And we work like hell just to keep a roof and a bed
We're tired of being Johnny B Goods and we gotta be Johnny Reb
We're tired of being Johnny B Goods and we gonna be Johnny Reb

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Hank Williams, Jr.