Choose from any number of magazines
Who do you want to be?
Billy idol or cool moe dee?

If you're afraid they might discover
Your redneck past
There are a hundred ways to cover your redneck past
They'll never send you home

The funny limbs that grow underground
That keep you from fallin' down
Don't you think that you'll need 'em now?

Just find a place where no one knows of
Your redneck past
Yeah, you can easily dispose of your redneck past
You'll show them all back home

Je suis American
Please cook my steak again
Je suis American
Je ne parle pas francais

Laws vary from state to state
Getcha some books on tape
To learn about holes in space

If you're afraid they might discover
Your redneck past
There are a hundred ways to cover your redneck past
It's good to be back home

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Your Redneck Past Lyrics as written by Folds

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    General CommentEveryone has some crappy psat experience they dont want anyone to find out. For him, its being a redneck. I dont know about you, but if I were a redneck, I would not want ANYONE to find out my past. But that's probably because Im from Indiana...
    captainbackfireon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like an instruction manual for "army" if you listen to it. it leads into this on reinhold messner. its so funny, i love it.
    radiostaron April 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really like the line about roots. It's a pretty clever pun, comparing social roots to plant roots. Both of which are necessary to survival.
    Wrapidon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen you're someone already fake, low, plain full of shit, you might have to figure out ways
    to keep the ugly truth about you from stopping you in your tracks, to not get spotted those tend to run
    and hide, as long as they can, the redneck here aparently thought of an exile in France...

    those lyrics express how easy so many can chose to become simple impostures, instead of honest human beings.
    naivadaon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is weird but so freakin cool at the same time.
    jmcieslakon January 11, 2010   Link

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