Play Something Country

Matt J. Glazer ’06 and Andrew H. Golis ’06 passed many of the hours they spent driving listening to the radio. By the end of the summer, they had a vast knowledge of top-40 country music—and even a favorite song: “As Good As I Once Was” by Toby Keith. Keith is also the artist behind “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue,” a post-9/11 song whose enthusiastic patriotism made national headlines.

An excerpt from “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue”:

Now this nation that I love

Has fallen under attack

A mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in

From somewhere in the back

Soon as we could see clearly

Through our big black eye

Man, we lit up your world

Like the 4th of July

Hey Uncle Sam

Put your name at the top of his list

And the Statue of Liberty

Started shakin’ her fist

And the eagle will fly

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