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You know what’s inherently lame? Country music battle songs. In aggressive country music battles, the only gauge for how “bad” someone is is how angrily they can say “America” or “U.S.A.” while still maintaining a legitimate twang. Nevertheless, disgraced “Are You Ready For Some Football?” singer Hank Williams Jr. has gone and re-released a song called “Keep The Change,” in which he attempts to come back at ESPN for firing him and at Fox & Friends for playing “gotcha” journalism.

Williams’s original claim, if you need the rehash, was “that President Barack Obama and House Speaker Rep. John Boehner golfing together was like Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round.” He told the AP that he wrote added the relevant verse to “Keep The Change” after waking up on Friday, the day after ESPN had let him go. And because circuses like this generally have at least two weeks of air time, Williams is scheduled to go on The View and Hannity this week.

Here are the lyrics to Hanks Jr.’s “Ether”:

I’ll keep my freedom

I’ll keep my guns

Try to keep my money

And my religion too

Try to keep on workin’

Try to keep on smilin’

I will keep my Christian name and y’all can keep the change

I’ll keep my heroes

Pictures on the wall

I’ll keep my family safe

You’re [something] when I call

I’m gonna keep my big V8

Keep my friends the same

Keep the government outta my business

And y’all can keep the change

This country sure as hell been goin’ down the drain

We know what we need

We know who to blame

United Socialist States Of America

How do you like that name?

I’ll keep the U.S.A. and y’all can keep the change

So Fox & Friends

Wanna put me down

Ask for my opinion

Then twist it all around

Supposed to be talkin’ about my father’s new CD

Well, two can play that gotcha game, just wait and see

Don’t tread on me!

This country sure as hell been goin’ down the drain

We know what we need

We know who to blame

United Socialist States Of America

Don’t you just love that name?

I’ll keep the U.S.A. and y’all can keep the change

I’ll keep the U.S.A. and y’all can keep the change

Yeah, you can keep Fox & Friends and ESPN outta yer homes, too! ‘Cause Bocephus and all his rowdy friends—and his song—is out of there!

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