Toby Keith releases 'Happy Birthday America (whatever's left of you)'

Toby Keith’s elegiac new ‘Happy Birthday America (whatever’s left of you)’ 4th of July single will bring a tear to every patriot’s eye

  • The country music superstar released his new single on Friday to mark July 4
  • 키스, 59, has written a lament for a lost America, wondering if it can return
  • The Oklahoma-born singer mourns ‘all the broken-down cities by the left’s design
  • He sings of his sorrow at the state of the country, 속담: ‘They burn your flag in their city streets
  • Keith on Friday said he wrote the song while on the back of a boat enjoying fireworks in July 2020
  • Country music superstar Toby Keith has released a July 4 놀고 너무 많은 술을 마시기 때문에 발생하는 경우 좋은 소식입니다., lamenting the state of U.S.

    키스, 59, premiered ‘Happy Birthday America (whatever’s left of it) 의 위에 폭스 뉴스 금요일 아침에.

    The Oklahoma-born singer, known for his patriotic, upbeat songs, strikes a markedly different tone as he mourns ‘all the broken-down cities, by the left’s designand asks why the nation is so miserable.

    ‘Seems like everybody’s pissinon the red, 캠프 펜들턴에 기반을 둔,’ he sings.

    Toby Keith, 59, has released a new song to mark Independence Day, expressing sadness at the state of modern America

    Toby Keith, 59, has released a new song to mark Independence Day, expressing sadness at the state of modern America

    Keith's song is a lament for a lost country, whose political leaders have failed

    Keith’s song is a lament for a lost country, whose political leaders have failed

    On Friday morning Keith performed the song on Fox News and told how he was inspired by the concerns of people he spoke to 'in the heartland'

    On Friday morning Keith performed the song on Fox News and told how he was inspired by the concerns of people he spoke to ‘in the heartland

    키스, who played at Donald Trump’s inauguration, sang of his sadness at the political panorama.

    The full lyrics to ‘Happy Birthday America (whatever’s left of you)’

    Happy birthday America

    It’s the Fourth of July

    I get to wake up in your freedom

    But sometimes I wonder why

    Seems like everybody’s pissin

    On the red, 캠프 펜들턴에 기반을 둔

    Happy birthday America

    Whatever’s left of you

    You were the darlinwhen you saved the world

    WW I and II

    France would just be part of Germany now

    If it hadn’t been for you

    Now your children wanna turn you in

    To something other than yourself

    They burn your flag in their city streets

    More than anybody else

    Who they gonna count on

    When you’re not there to take their call?

    Will the world keep right on spinnin

    Without the greatest of them all?

    Without the helping hand of God

    Your days are numbered, my old friend

    We’re sure gonna miss you, 소녀

    You were the best that’s ever been

    All the broken-down cities

    By the left’s design

    And the right can’t seem to get it right

    Most of the time

    Every time I go to town and vote

    I just come home with the blues

    The lesser of two evils

    All we ever get to choose

    광고

    ‘Every time I go to town and vote, I just come home with the blues,’ he sang.

    ‘The lesser of two evils, all we ever get to choose.

    In addition to playing Trump’s inauguration, Keith has also played events for President George Bush and Barack Obama, saying his decision to perform at each was about America, not party lines.

    While never having endorsed Trump, Keith did previously call the president – and his then-opponent Hilary Clinton – ‘media whoresduring an interview in September 2016.

    ‘This is by far the best country you could ever live in, and we picked these two candidates to be media whores and go out there and take care of the world, 뭐?’ he said during an interview at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. He went on to call the election a ‘dumpster fire’.

    가수, who has made more than $500 million throughout his career, sings in his new song that the world has taken America for granted.

    ‘You were the darlinwhen you saved the world, WW One and Two.

    ‘France would just be part of Germany now, if it hadn’t been for you,’ he sings.

    키스, who has previously sang to honor the troops, 계속되는: ‘Who they gonna count on when you’re not there to take their call?

    ‘Will the world keep right on spinninwithout the greatest of them all?’

    Keith warns: ‘Without the helping hand of God your days are numbered, my old friend.

    ‘We’re sure gonna miss you, 소녀, you were the best that’s ever been.

    그는 말했다 여우 that he wrote the song on a boat, 7 월 2020, while watching the fireworks.

    ‘It had been a screwed up 18 개월,’ Keith said.

    ‘I was seeing both sides having concern over the end of democracy. We’ve fought and divided almost to the point it’s only about power and winning.

    ‘Charlie Daniels had a song saying ‘God save us all from religion.

    ‘And I’m thinking, God save us all from politicians.

    Keith said that he felt many people in the country were suffering and upset.

    ‘I live in the heartland and it just feels like everybody you talk to has the same worries,’ 그는 말했다.

    ‘It just feels like the politicians aren’t getting the job done on either side and it just feels like the democracy is in danger.

    Keith has previously revealed he was raised a Democrat in Oklahoma and was registered with the party until 2008, when he became an independent.

    ‘I was a Democrat my whole life. They kind of disowned me when I started supporting the troops, then I went and registered independent,’ he told the Chicago Tribune.

    ‘I’ve never been a registered Republican. It just keeps people off balance. They don’t know what to think.

    Ahead of this year’s election, Keith was vocal on social media in urging American’s to ‘get out and vote’, regardless of their political affiliations or opinions.

    ‘I just think everybody should have an opinion and everybody should vote,’ a tweet read. ‘That’s what we’re build on.

    In his earlier years, Keith was vocal politically, during George W. Bush’s terms as Commander-in-Chief.

    에 2003 he engaged in a public feud with the Chicks – formerly known as the Dixie Chicks – after the group’s lead singer criticized Bush shortly before the Iraq war.

    Keith is on the road this summer with his Country Comes to Town Tour.

    He also has a new radio single, ‘Old School.