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Lyrically challenged

April 19, 2013 - Marguerite Lanthier
Country singer Brad Paisley has been known for some lyrically challenged songs in the past, but he really stands out with his latest song, “Accidental Racist,” his attempt at explaining how someone accidentally affends someone of another race by doing something like wearing a Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt with a rebel flag on it. He gives African Americans an equal voice by having LL Cool J rap alternate lyrics giving the African American point of view. While I give him credit for trying to explain how misunderstandings involving race can happen, I wish he would have done it in a less laughable way. Recently Stephen Colbert weighed in on the controversal song. After dissecting the lyrics for analysis, Stephen concluded that the tune had done its job by getting people of all races to agree “this song sucks.” In response Colbert released his own spoof of the song titled, “Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe,” with help from Alan Cummings. But maybe we’re expecting a little too much from Paisley. Remember he is the guy that wrote a song about love which included the line, “And I’d like to check you for ticks.”



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