"Boys From Alabama" as written by and Shonna Tucker Patterson Hood....
Well, they caught you smoking grass and the judge threw the book
I can see a little opportunism in your look
You can take it from me, boy
You can take it from a crook
I got friends on the inside and friends on the outside
They'll sneak up beside you so keep on their good side

I can see you standing there, staring down at your shoes
Thinking about your Mom and Dad and wondering what to do
Well you best look inside yourself, boy, we're all watching you
We got friends in jail who will see you through
Boy, don't forget, no matter what you do

Don't piss off the boys from Alabama
You know they won't let it slide
They might find your body in the Tennessee River
Or they might not find you at all
There'll be no place to run and hide
And your family ain't safe at all
Don't piss off the boys from Alabama
We're keeping an eye on you

Keeping an eye on you

Don't piss off the boys from Alabama
Better take it like a man
Ain't nobody gonna stick anything up your ass
If you remember who your friends are
We got good help down in Franklin County
They'll hunt you like a dog
You can take your fall or lose it all
The choice is up to you

I wouldn't piss off the boys from Alabama if I was you


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"The Boys From Alabama" as written by Patterson Hood

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    General CommentIt's about Buford Pusser obviously. "Boys from Alabama" is based on a piece of dialogue from Walking Tall (the 1973 film loosely based on Pusser's life, later remade starring The Rock) where Buford is shot by "a couple of boys from Alabama"; this incident never took place in reality though.
    LoboParamilitaryon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRead Patterson Hoods writing on the cover of the Dirty South Album.......especially the last couple of paragraphs
    walther1on April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey caught some kid smoking grass 'judge threw the book' means harsh sentence. Opportunism in his eyes is ratting other people out for a reduced sentence. He's telling him to take his advice, they've got guys in and out of jail that will sneak up on them so stay on their good side. He tells him if he takes his sentence they've got friends that will keep him from getting raped or killed. Then he says if he pisses off the boys from Alabama they'll take him out.
    bkabbotton May 08, 2011   Link

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