Country singer Jamie Jones strikes a conservatively defiant tone in a new song that is being touted as the “most controversial song of the year.” The “highly conservative track” has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times after it was posted to Facebook on February 26.
Taste of Country notes that Jones, a native of Centerville, Arkansas, wrote and recorded his song “Pissed off Rednecks Like Me” on his iPhone in 24 hours. And prior to his song going viral on Facebook, few had ever heard about him.
Your reaction to the song, which the Blaze describes as a “conservative anthem,” will likely be influenced by your political or ideological orientation – conservative or liberal.
And Jones knows that many will consider the lyrics or parts of it offensive. In the Facebook introduction to the song, he makes no bones about what he thinks of those who will be offended by his song.
“While Mrs Jones is gone to the gym I thought I’d do a little songwriting… If it offends ya… middle finger!”
Taste of Country notes that promotional mailings have touted the song “the most controversial song of the year.” The song was bound to strike a chord with political and social conservatives, due to its aggressive focus on red meat conservative political issues, such as gun control and the Second Amendment, Obamacare, religion, government “hand outs” and, of course, immigration.
In the first verse of the song, “redneck” Jones says, “And don’t try to tell my children when and where to pray / We ain’t that far gone, we’re still standing on /The land of the free and the home of the brave.”
“Mr. stick-head politician, I got some news for you
If you wan’t to come, tryin’ to take my gun, son you better be bulletproof
And don’t try to tell my children when and where to pray
We ain’t that far gone, we’re still standing on the land of the free and the home of the brave
No, I won’t push one for English, I just as soon hang up the phone
If you wanna serve in a Muslim church, go and take your a** back home”
He says at the end of each verse, “This is coming from real America, son, and pissed off rednecks like me…”
Probably the most controversial line was where he tells those who “wanna serve in a Muslim church” to “go take [their] a** back home.”
He knows the line will offend many Americans but that it would please his target audience. And one of his fans on Facebook admits that Jones only provides ammunition to those who would accuse him and his conservative fans of “racism.”
“I think you said how most of us feel. Great voice and I’m totally jealous of your guitar playing. The line about serving in a Muslim church will play into the argument by loudmouth blowhard liberals that we are all racist bigots. I can hear it coming. Great song though!”
But overall, viewers on Facebook were effusive with praises.
“Dude… this gave me chills brother! You are amazing. You have talent! If ol’ Waylon Jennings was still alive… he’d find you and give you ‘your shot’ just off this song and your heartfelt lyrics. Well done. Hats off to you sir!”
“That’s an awesome song brother. Tha lyrics are dead a** on and that’s me Tha folks of PARADOX to Tha bone!”