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  1. Tough

From the recording A Salt and Battery

Lyrics

Tough

I’m tough! And tough is enough!
I’m tough! Thrivin’ on the rough stuff
Tough! And tough is enough!
Hey, baby, I’m way too tough!

Gather ‘round, boys, and grab a beer
I’ll tell you everything you want to hear
The country’s really going to hell
It’s time to give the creeps a wake-up bell
The liberals and their “Thought Police”
Have brought the friggin’ nation to its knees
Well, boys, the bleeding hearts can kiss my rear –
I’ve got your affirmative action right here!

I’m tough! And tough is enough!
I’m tough! Thrivin’ on the rough stuff
Tough! And tough is enough!
Hey, baby, I’m way too tough!

No more french fries and no red meat
Is anything that tastes good safe to eat?
Old Joe Camel’s dressed to kill
And if he don’t, the global warming will
Well, you can take all your pencil-necked geeks,
Your whales and your anti-nuclear freaks,
Put ‘em all in a great big bomb
And drop it on the folks in Viet Nam!

I’m tough! And tough is enough!
I’m tough! Thrivin’ on the rough stuff
Tough! And tough is enough!
Hey, baby, I’m way too tough!

Now, the Duke was tough and George C. Patton was tough
And MacArthur was tough, but boys, let me tell you – it just wasn’t enough!
Yes, and McCarthy talked tough, he said the right stuff,
But the Jews and the Commies, they called his bluff!
And it makes a man sick to think of Citizen Roy
And J. Edgar in the closet going “boy-to-boy”
The minorities play the “Ace of Race”
And the gays and the “Nag Gang” are in your face!
They’re giving abortions and condoms and drugs to our young –
Oh, Ronnie, come back and save us, we’re drowning in dung!

© 2000 Robert M. Shaffer