Aug 242010
 

Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow

Words and Music by Kyle Hill and Bryan Glover

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He was a little man, just turned three

Took the present from his daddy’s hand

A genuine toy hammer

He started beatin’ to beat the band

He hit the floors and the wall, broke a lamp in the hall,

Started swinging at the puppy’s tail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

He was the president, number 44

He says “Trust me, I’m here to help you

I have got some big big plans

You’re gonna love what I’m gonna do”

There’s no problem too big or small

He thinks he’s got an answer that just can’t fail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

He thinks big thoughts and he dreams big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

He don’t care how the little people feel

‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal

So he does his business behind closed doors

And pretends that the world is just beggin’ for more

When the stuff hits the fan he says “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43”

Now Congress is saving Wall Street

While they’re watching Main Street fall

They got health care all figured out

But it don’t seem to care much at all

As soon as they save this planet

They’ll put the fire out in hell

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

They think big thoughts and they dream big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

They don’t care how the little people feel

‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal

They do their business behind closed doors

And pretend that the world is just beggin’ for more

When the stuff hits the fan they say “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43”

There’ll be a party come this November

Where we’re gonna set things straight

All good people gonna gather ‘round

Gonna show what made this country great

We’ll run off the schemers and back-room dealers

So the Red, White and Blue will prevail

When we’re holding the hammer

When we’re holding the hammer

When we’re holding the hammer

Every one of them looks like a nail

Copyright 2010 Gillette Drive Publishing. All Rights Reserved

A Tennessee middle school football coach is looking to the future after his termination for alleged political incorrectness.

Twenty-six-year-old Bryan Glover is a Christian who co-wrote a song called “When You’re Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail,” which takes a dig at the current administration and what he believes to be the wrong moves for the U.S. He sent a link to his song to everyone in his personal e-mail inbox, which included parents from Grassland Middle School, where he coached football.

“An hour-and-a-half after sending out the e-mail, I got the phone call from the head coach saying that he had had complaints from parents; he was told to fire me,” the former coach accounts.

He notes that he was surprised by the allegations against him.

“When the coach first called me, he said his phone was blown up with parents saying that I was being politically incorrect — quote, unquote — if you will, and that some of them were even reading into racial overtones in the song,” Glover explains.

But he points out that the lyrics make no direct or indirect reference to race.

A number of supportive parents met with the principal and asked for reinstatement, but the school district is remaining firm. The Williamson County superintendent refuses to say why the coach was fired, but he speculates that it could be an issue of how he obtained the parents’ e-mail addresses — even though the e-mail was sent from his personal account.


Meanwhile, Glover says he has read the Constitution and believes he is standing on firm ground because of the provision for free speech.

The song “takes a dig at the current administration and what he believes to be the wrong moves for the U.S.” According to the report, Glover sent the song to everyone in his personal e-mail list, “which included parents from Grassland Middle School, where he coached football.”

That’s when the trouble began. Within 90 minutes of sending out the song, Glover heard from his head coach that parents were asking that Glover be fired.

This is just crazy. Listen to the song for yourself and see if there is ANY reference to race in it at all. Why do people have to knee-jerk and claim racism just because someone doesn’t like Obama? It’s because they are so enamored with him and his socialist programs that they think anyone who doesn’t like him must be a racist.


The web site which promotes Glover’s song describes it as “the political song that lampoons the progressive agenda of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid administration, and encourages us to set things straight in November!”

So, we have a 26-year-old assistant football coach who is quite creative and who is tired of Obama and his policies. He writes a song, and, as the new report indicates, he sends a link the song to everyone in his “personal e-mail list.” Thus, he wasn’t taking class time or practice time to tell students about his political views. He was on his on time, with his own computer, sending to his own list. And now he is fired? Come on people! If you don’t like it, complain to the man directly. Ask him to take you off his list or something. But this is just crazy.

The song title is fitting. It today’s climate, too many people have hammers and rather than use common sense, they simply start swinging.

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  10 Responses to “Conservative song costs coach his job (TN)”

  1. freedome of speech. people!

  2. I love this song!!!! It’s so full of truth that lefties can’t take it. Suck it up, left – God’s in control and His people are waking up.

  3. BRAVO!!!!

    I can see November from my front door!

  4. Bryan, I love the song. It tells the truth and has no racism in it! Keep up the good work and I hope a school with sensible people have hired you. This ‘politically correct’ garbage is disgusting!

  5. I tweeted this song yesterday:-)

  6. love this song…should be a big hit….cant wait until November 2012. maybe when we get the liberal in chief out of office this country will come out of it’s kool aid stupor and regain some common sense!

  7. This teacher ought to sue the school for unjust termination. If he does, I will donate. How about the rest of you? These libs need to be knocked down a couple of pegs when they pull this crap.

  8. We would like to commend this young man for standing for his given rights as a citizen of our proud nation.As a christian we are saddened to see our once great nation fall to liberal decay.Morals are almost a thing of the past.When we remove God from our homes and our nation we will fall as fast as rain.What happened to freedom of speach.it seems all the people that stand for evil or bad actions are allowed to say what they wish but watch out if you stand for christian and moral actions,we get shot down.Well God bless you for standing up and we that call ourselves followers of God had better wake up and stand with such believers as well.One day we all will stand before God and answer for ourselves.God will only care what differance we made to reach and touch lost souls for Jesus.We were placed upon this earth only to serve God. Not man. Greed to taking over our country like wildfire.This young man has our support.God tells us if we confess our sins and turn from our wicked way,then HE will heal our land.It is about time we say,america bless God because our God has blessed us and we turn our backs on HIM.Shame on us. as far as We are concerned this man hit the nail right on the head.

  9. Bryan:

    I respect your sentiments in the song which many believe to be true. Why is that your song which is not racial is deemed a reason to be fired while that teacher in I believe North Carolina who berated a students questions using non-constitutional arguments was only given leave with pay. I can only conclude that the superintendent of education in Williamson County is either a coward or more likely a progressive. Keep Strong!

    Jim Cadzow

  10. Seems to me, if the school system receives any kind of Federal Government funds, an outright dismissal for free speech would be the very definition of a constitutional blunder. I , too, would contribute to legal action. What an outrage. Looks like the school system is too embarrassed to come up with a reason that sounds intelligent or has any shred of common sense. Keep on keeping on.

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