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Old 06-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about Charlie Daniels' song "Uneasy Rider"

He is singing in first person, about being scared in a redneck bar, peace signs, long hair, etc....

Now he also sings "simple man," where he is a redneck with morals, god fearing, whatever... Im sure yall have heard the songs.

So whats the deal? Is uneasy rider a sarcastic song? Were the times different back then, to the point where you could be part hippy and part redneck with common sense and Morals?"
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And from the first couple links.

Uneasy Rider by The Charlie Daniels Band Songfacts
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The year was 1973. The Vietnam war was winding down and American POWs were finally coming home. President Nixon was inaugurated for a second term and subsequently impeached as the Watergate scandal began to unfold, Billie Jean King soundly trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's "Battle of the Sexes," and the hippie movement was in full swing. It was around this time, while he was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that Charlie Daniels formed the idea for this song. He told us this story: "I used to do a little bit of record producing. I used to produce a group called the Youngbloods that were headquartered at San Francisco. And we were doing a live album, and we did part of it at the Fillmore East and West, and we did part of what used to be called a Rock festival, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was one of those big three-day affairs where everybody in the world played. And that day I think it was the Youngbloods and the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane, and I don't know who else.

And all these people were there at the motel. And they were these long-haired hippie-type people. The movie 'Easy Rider' had not been out very long, and here we were sitting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with all these long-haired people, and I think a lot of them had the impression that if they were to get 2 blocks away, that somebody was going to run out with a pair of shears and cut their hair and threaten their life. I was born in the South, and to me this attitude was just kind of funny, and that's where the idea came from. I just took a guy and put him in a fictitious situation, and extricated him. But of course there's no truth to it other than just being around people that kind of had a fear of redneck bars."
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So whats the deal?"
You're taking entertainment and what comes out of an entertainer's mouth too seriously.

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He is singing in first person, about being scared in a redneck bar, peace signs, long hair, etc....

Now he also sings "simple man," where he is a redneck with morals, god fearing, whatever... Im sure yall have heard the songs.

So whats the deal? Is uneasy rider a sarcastic song? Were the times different back then, to the point where you could be part hippy and part redneck with common sense and Morals?"
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"I get stoned in the morning..." - Charlie Daniels
"If I had my way with people selling dope I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope" - Charlie Daniels
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"I get stoned in the morning..." - Charlie Daniels
"If I had my way with people selling dope I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope" - Charlie Daniels

Stoned = pot
Dope = everything else


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Stoned = pot
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dope used to be pot
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"I get stoned in the morning..." - Charlie Daniels
"If I had my way with people selling dope I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope" - Charlie Daniels
Where I come from dope is heroin. Don't know if that's true elsewhere however.
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from urban dictionary:


People who do not do drugs call Marajuanna Dope.
People who do Marajuanna call Heroin Dope.


probably pretty true
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People who do not do drugs call Marajuanna Dope.
People who do Marajuanna call Heroin Dope.


probably pretty true
and there ya have it
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You are talking about songs that have been written over the last 50 years

Charlie Daniels is a good guy, donates to the NRA, loves America, hates Obama, and I like his music.
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dope used to be pot
So, you picked up a new habit??
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People who do Marajuanna call Heroin Dope.


probably pretty true
Fuck. Does this make me guilty by association?
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"I get stoned in the morning..." - Charlie Daniels
"If I had my way with people selling dope I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope" - Charlie Daniels
It got on my nerves when he made that second song. Whatever sells, I guess.

Edit: Just read the rest of the thread and while I don't believe the word "dope" excludes marijuana, I'll let it go.
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Also, keep in mind that Charlie Daniels has changed his stance on a lot of things over the past few years. We all grow up and our opinion on a lot of things changes. For instance, in "Devil Went Down To Georgia", he has changed the lyrics of son of a bitch to son of a gun. He also doesn't say "take another toke" in Long Haired Country Boy, instead he uses "tell another joke".

Basically, as he's gotten older, his beliefs and politics have changed. It happens to everyone. He's just always had the balls to stand up for what he believes, right or wrong.
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He's an entertainer. His opinion on anything means fuck all to me. Same with any other entertainer.
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Do you really believe the devil went down to Georgia too?
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Do you really believe the devil went down to Georgia too?
He did; he was looking for a soul to steal.

Heard it on the radio.
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He did; he was looking for a soul to steal.

Heard it on the radio.
well, he was in a bind, because he was way behind... he was willing to make a deal
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dope used to be pot
yep, true story. mainly here, but whenever i say dope someone always mentions heroin, which already has a bunch of slang names....i'll still stick to saying dope, as i hate the terms pot and weed. everytime i hear some assclown say weed i want to punch them in the throat with a shovel. not sure why. i think i'm just an angry person. maybe i need some dope in my life
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He is a damn good entertainer and it was just that outlaw country time period where hank jr., waylon Jennings, and willy Nelson sang lyrics like that.
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