From the recording Cast Iron Pansexual

written by Adeem Maria & Summer Awad
performed, produced, mixed & mastered by Adeem Maria

Lyrics

I was only five years old when your song came out
I heard “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” on the radio
Screaming from the dash of my daddy’s pre-owned Camry
In between Dwight Yoakam and Diamond Rio

It was the first of many verses that I memorized loosely
Hell, it ain’t like you were Garth
But you were one of a hundred favorite artists on the country charts

I know this is a long time coming
Your mailbox money isn’t gonna go away
It’s hard to know where to start
But I’ve got a few things to say
Your twenty minute song props up Fascists
While you brag about kicking asses
With a boot in your mouth, exploiting the American South
You helped turn my culture into a parody
Milking laborers for your prosperity
I wish you would’ve been a cowboy, Toby Keith

I was only 13 when the towers fell
Heard your national anthem rewrite on CMT
You were celebrating war with eagles and star spangled anger
Spinning lives and loss into stage props and radio plays

Well i heard from Lady Liberty and she ain't happy
Says you misquoted her views
But you were confident and full-chested sitting there on Fox News

`There were not a lot of places where a kid like me felt heard and understood
But weren’t you sitting in your big house counting your money when you wrote trailerhood?
You wore my life like a costume on the TV
Milking laborers for your prosperity
I wish you would’ve been a cowboy, Toby Keith