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Simple Man

This song is by The Charlie Daniels Band and appears on the album Simple Man (1989) and on the live album Live! (2001).

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Simple Man
I ain't nothin' but a simple man
They call me a redneck I reckon that I am
But there's things goin' on that make me mad down to the core

I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
There's crooked politicians and crime in the street
And I'm madder'n hell and I ain't a-gonna take it no more

We tell our kids to just say no
And then some panty-waist judge lets a drug dealer go
Slaps him on the wrist and then he turns him back out on the town

Well if I had my way with people sellin' dope
I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
I'd hang 'em up high and let 'em swing 'til the sun goes down

Well you know what's wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their bibles away
They're livin' by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

Well the Good Book says it so I know it's the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That's the way I see it I'm a simple man

Now I'm the kinda man would not harm a mouse
But if I catch somebody breakin' in my house
I've got twelve gauge shotgun waitin' on the other side

So don't go pushing me against my will
I don't want to have to fight you but I dern sure will
So if you don't want trouble then you'd better just pass me on by

As far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
For the rapin' and the killin' and the child abuse
And I've got a way to put an end to all that fast

Just take them rascals out in the swamp
Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump
Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

Well, you know what's wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their bibles away
They're livin' by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

The Good Book says it so I know it's the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That's the way I see it I'm a simple man

Watch where you go and remember where you been
That's the way I see it I'm a simple man

Written by:

Charlie Daniels, Taz DiGregorio, Gavin, & Charles Hayward

Produced by:

James Stroud

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