Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.— Toby Keith
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You know, I'm pro-troops, but I'm not pro-war.
I say if you're going to take a chance on something, you just go full balls to the wall.
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage And you'll be sorry that you messed with The U.S. of A. 'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass It's the American way.
American Girls and American Guys We'll always stand up and salute We'll always recognize When we see Old Glory Flying There's a lot of men dead So we can sleep in peace at night When we lay down our head.
We ain't got a lot, but we don't need anything.
Covered in kisses, surrounded by love, showered with blessings from up above.
Raise up your glasses against evil forces; Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.
My mind is cautious but my heart is in a hurry.
I sobered up and I got to thinking, girl, you ain't much fun since I quit drinking.
I'd catch moonlight in a bottle, if we could drink a toast to happiness.
Don't apologize for being patriotic. Support the troops
And yet this is farther than I've ever fell;
You know me much too well. Funny it don't feel like we just met. It didn't take much time. Forever's more than crossed my mind, and we haven't even said 'I love you' yet.
You've got my heart in unfamiliar territory.
It's never been out here on my sleeve. But here tonight with you it's quite a different story. You bring out a side of me no one has ever seen.
Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day son, a man had to answer for the wicked he done. Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all the bad boys, and hang them in the streets for all the people to see.
Here's the thing. Just because you're pro-troops doesn't mean you're pro-war. And just because you're anti-war doesn't mean you're anti-troops. Just because you don't support the war people think you are anti-troops and you are a bad guy.
Somebody said they seen her heading out of town, now she ran away with a rodeo clown.
I've always said I can't tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys.
I'm as strong, strong as I can be, but ooh ooh ooh, baby you leave me weak.
A sucker punch came flying from somewhere in the back.
As soon as we can see clearly with our big black eye, we're going to light up your world like the fourth of July.
If we were to sit and discuss abortion and legalizing marijuana and gay marriage and all those things, you'd be surprised where you'd see me on the side of some of that stuff. People get their opinions - as soon as you're a real flag-waving patriot, then all of a sudden you're a conservative.
Things use to be real nice, til they got out of hand.
Since they moved in, they call themselves the Taliban.
I will do my duty no matter what the price, I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice. Oh, and I don't want to die for you, but if dying is asked of me, I'll bear that cross of honor cause freedom don't come free.
When I came to DreamWorks, I was in bad trouble.
They were in bad trouble. They were millions of dollars in the hole and a few days from closing their doors. I was on my last leg.
My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
Well, I couldn't do the day-to-day stuff of being a politician or anything, but I just think everybody should have an opinion and everybody should vote, and that's what we're built on.
I catch as much hell from the hard-core conservative people as I do the far left. The only difference is that the far right don't bring the hate to the table that the far left does. And that's my party. They just deal in so much hate. I mean the far left, not the Democrats, the far left really deal in hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
My daddy served in the army where he lost his right eye, but he flew a flag out in our yard until the day that he died. He wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and me, to grow up and live happy in the land of the free.
There's something I'm afraid to say to you too early, but I'd be a fool to wait too late.
Writing songs and looking for ideas is like blinking my eyes.
It's an involuntary muscle. I do it without thought.
Where did I surrender, can you tell me how and when.
I'm the one who's always in control. Leading with my heart like there is nothing to defend as I lay it all out on the line body and soul. I've never let another in so soon.
Everybody should have their own thing, and if he don't want to be a role model, that should be up to him. In the right situations, I can try to help and be a role model, but I'm still gonna speak my mind, and if that affects the role-model deal, then too bad.
Writing is not work. In fact, theres nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs.
Kids on the Youtube, learning how to be cool.
I feel an obligation to those people who are willing to go lay their lives on the line. These are the same people that when we call on them, and we 100 percent agree as a country ... in our lifetime there's gonna be an event take place ... just like when 9/11 happened, everybody wanted to bring them to justice. When we called on the troops, they went in.
I don't give a bleep if gays get married.
That's just a contract, and that's between them and God. That ain't up to me to play God on that.
In the years that Ive seen concerts, when Ive paid to see somebody I want to see, there would be a certain amount of songs Id want to hear. So whether its stuff I want to play every night or not - or stuff Ive been playing for years or stuff you get tired of playing - you have to play what people pay for and make it fair for them.
So as far as leadership and patriotism goes, I think it's really important that those things have to take place. And I think he's the best Democratic candidate we've had since Bill Clinton. And that's coming from a Democrat.
My first gig, I was about 17 or 18. But I'd been singing a long time. I got a guitar when I was 8, and started trying to write songs as a teenager.
Health care's a great example. We spend billions of dollars a year in foreign aid helping people in countries where the money never gets to see the bottom tier, because the bad, corrupt politicians in the government that they have there end up taking what we give them.
I've been a lifetime Democrat, and I'm re-registering this year as an independent. It's strictly [because] my party, that I've been affiliated with all these years, doesn't stand for anything that I stand for anymore. They've lost any sensibility that they had, and they've allowed all the kooks in, so I'm going independent.
I was raised in bars. My grandmother had one, and when I was 12 years old I'd go stay with her and that's where I got to watch her band play -- she had a seven or eight-piece band, and I would sit in the kitchen and peek through the door. I was kind of a 12-year-old bottle washer.
Somebody's sexual preference is, like, who cares?
There's some nights I can't remember with friends I can't forget.
I'm not a political guy. I've been a Democrat my whole life, but that didn't mean I went in and just pulled the Democratic ticket.
I get more respect from rap artists than I do from my own industry.
I don't always write the kind of music that country executives want. Rappers are like that too .. my words come from the street, and their words come from the street. That slicked-up pop stuff doesn't come from the street, it's all pre-fab.
If I hear a conversation and somebody says something intriguing, my first thought is, Is that a song? I write all year long, and at the end of the year I pull these forty or fifty things out and say which of these things do I want to record.
I'm not the kind of man that holds out on a need for nothing.
I'm as lonely as any man around, I just don't like to pick 'em up and lay 'em down.
I ain't as good as I once was, But I'm as good once as I ever was.
I want people raising my kid that see along the same lines of values and issues as I do.
My fans have been very loyal to me, so I want 'em into the mix every song.
I don't want 'em having breaks on stuff I'm trying to push on them.