Neal McCoy Takes a Stand in New Song, ‘Take a Knee … My Ass’ [Listen]
Neal McCoy has debuted a new song called "Take a Knee ... My Ass," and it's sure to stir up controversy, as it hits upon a currently heated debate. McCoy's song is a direct shot at those who take a knee during the national anthem — and just in case nobody is sure of his position on the matter, the title says it all.
The lyrics of the song include, "When I see somebody on TV / Take their stand on bended knee / Whether it's on Astroturf or grass / I think of those whose freedom was not free / And I say 'Take a knee ... my ass.'"
The video that accompanies the song is filled with striking visuals of wounded servicemen and women, as well as scenes from the Vietnam War, 9/11, and Afghanistan. "I won't forget I owe a debt of gratitude I never can repay," McCoy sings.
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McCoy is a staunch supporter of the military. “I’ve been on 15 USO tours,” he says. “I’ve entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world. So, no, this is not a money grab. This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. That’s what I’m about.”
He has also posted a video of himself daily saying the Pledge of Allegiance on social media for close to two years running. He sometimes even enlists his famous friends to join in — including legends such as Charley Pride.
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