Yeah! and I've set up and torn down this stage
With my own two hands
We've traveled this land packed tight in minivans
And all this for the fans, girls, money, and fame
I played their game, and had to scream my name
I will show no shame, I live and die for this
If I come off soft, then chew on this

Are you scared?

Devil Without A Cause, and I'm back
With the beaver hats and Ben Davis slacks
30-pack of Stroh's, 30-pack of hoes
No Rogaine and the propane flows

The Chosen One, I'm the living proof
With the gift of gab from the city of truth
I jabbed and stabbed and knocked critics back
And I did not stutter
When I said that I'm goin platinum sellin rhymes
I went platinum seven times
And still they ill they want to see us fry
I guess because of Only God Knows Why Why Why Why Why

Oh, they call me Cowboy, I'm the singer in black
So throw me the finger in the air, let me see where you're at
And say hey, hey
Let me hear where you're at and say hey, hey
I'm giving back so say hey, hey
Show me some metal and say hey, hey, hey, hey

Fuck all y'all

I like AC/DC and ZZ Top
Bocephus, Beasties, and the Kings of Rock
Skynyrd, Seger, Limp, Korn, the Stones
David Allen Coe, and No Show Jones
Yeah! Pass that bottle around
Got the rock from Detroit, soul from Motown
The underground stoned fuckin pimp
With tracks that mack and slap back the whack
Never gay, no way, I don't play with with ass
But watch me rock with Liberace flash
Punk rock, the Clash, boy bands are trash
I like Johnny Cash and Grandmaster Flash

Oh, they call me cowboy, I'm the singer in black
So throw me the finger in the air, let me see where you're at
And say hey, hey
Let me hear where you're at and say hey, hey
I'm giving back so say hey, hey
Show me some metal and say hey, hey, hey, hey

Yeah, I saw your band
Jumping around on stage like a bunch of wounded ducks
When you gunna learn sucker?
You just can't fuck with Twisted Brown

I'm an American Bad Ass
Watch me kick, you can roll with Rock
Or you can suck my dick
I'm a porno flick, I'm like Amazing Grace
I'm gunna fuck some hoes after I rock this place
Superfly living doublewide
Side car my Glide so Joe C can ride
Full sack to share, bringin' flash and flair
Got the long hair swinging, middle finger in the air
Snake skin suits, 65 Chevelle
See me ride in sin hear the rebel yell
I won't live to tell, so if you do
Give the next generation a big 'fuck you'
Who knew I'd blow up like Oklahoma
Said fuck high school, pissed on my diploma
Smell the aroma, check my hits
I know it stinks in here, cause I'm the shit, shit, shit, shit, shit

Oh, they call me cowboy, I'm the singer in black
So throw me the finger in the air, let me see where you're at
And say hey, hey
Let me hear where you're at and say hey, hey
I'm giving back so say hey, hey
Show me some metal and say hey, hey, hey, hey

I'm a cowboy, bad ass in black singing hey, hey, hey, hey
From side to side from front to back say hey, hey, hey, hey
I put Detroit City back on the map by singin hey, hey, hey, hey
Kid Rock's in the house and that's where I'm at!

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by petereeda12

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    obvious blasphemy to metallica of actually using sad but true fr this shtty song
    fleaaaaaaon July 13, 2002   Link
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    ummmm,no!!!they kinda sorta played this with Kid Rock at concert when they were on the road together,get your facts straight before ya bitch,dumbass
    aicguy22on August 28, 2002   Link
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    wow, even if they were on the road together, that's like degrating to Metallica. This song is horrible! The words ok but come on, make your own fuckin' music! damn...
    allforthemusicon December 27, 2004   Link
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    Yeah, and Metallica has never been known to do a cover, either. PLEASE! No disrespect to Metallica, but talk about a band that sold out. Metallica ten or fifteen years ago was as good as it gets, but this new stuff is horrid. And I'm sorry, but they have degraded multiple artists themselves, including Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bob Seger, all bands that are significantly deeper and better than Metallica could ever be. Not to mention, they wouldn't complain about Napster or anything like that, because they weren't in it for the money. They actually did it for the music!
    sb1_usfbion March 31, 2005   Link
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    purplepeopleeateron April 14, 2005   Link
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    ok i dont like this song that much but why the hell do these "music purist" bash the kid? If he sold out how come he changed his music so he would like it? If he changed for sales then he screwed up because his sales have dropped
    Neruon August 02, 2005   Link
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    im a kid rock fan but one question. what the fuck was he thinking?
    Its me Its DDPon December 11, 2005   Link
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    Wether or not you like Kid Rock is fine but, sb1_usfbi", your a moron. You said Metallica isnt known to do covers...excuse me but Metallica released two cover albums. Garage Inc, and Garage Days Revisited. So do everyone a favor and shut up. Im trying to see things from your point of view but I can get my head that far up my own ass!
    metallicblinkboyon March 08, 2006   Link
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    Read it in context, its sarcasm dude
    Shadow of Oblivionon May 05, 2006   Link
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    Yea, he was being sarcastic. I completley agree with sb1.
    LVHon July 30, 2006   Link

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