Hank Williams Jr. wasn't going to down with a fight... or at least a song.
After the dismissal of his opening song All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight to Monday Night Football due to his inflammatory comments on the morning show Fox and Friends, Williams has released a song that is a rebuttal to the recent events.
The lyrics are not thinly veiled, and Williams obviously is maintaining his staunch conservative stance as he rips the current climate of the United States, and the actions of FOX News and ESPN to disavow his comments.
In the interview on FOX News earlier this month, Williams made a comment that appeared to make the analogy of President Obama with Adolf Hitler.
Williams, 62, compared the golf outing between Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner to Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.
Last week, the country singer appeared apologetic about his remarks.
I have always been very passionate about politics and sports and this time it got the best or worst of me, Williams said.
But the new song, entitled Keep the Change, appears to make no apologies for his comments on FOX News, a network known for its conservative slant, but which still immediately disavowed his comments. Apparently, Williams's apology was a last ditch effort to regain his song on ESPN, but the all-sports network wasn't budging, so Williams went on the offensive.
The lyrics include: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 ya like that name?/I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change.
He went specifically after FOX News, as well.
So 'FOX and Friends' wanna put me down/Ask for my opinions 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.
Near the end of the song, Williams says, Yeah, you can keep 'FOX and Friends' and ESPN outta your homes, too.
Though we've heard the last of Williams on ESPN, we probably haven't heard the last of his opinions.
Here's the video of Williams on FOX News:
Here's the song: