Toby Keith back to wish America, happy birthday, in new song for the 4th

'Happy Birthday, America'
Toby Keith
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The always-patriotic Toby Keith released his new song, “Happy Birthday America,” this week and per usual, he isn’t holding back.

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Known for his passionate and prideful American anthems like “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue,” “Made In America” and “American Soldier,”  Keith is now offering a new perspective and tone.

While still declaring his undying pride in the red, white and blue, Keith takes a step back to acknowledge the complexities in America today, encouraging listeners to reflect on American history and remain grateful for the freedom we have.

The lyrics are raw and honest as Toby shares his frustrations singing, “I get to wake up in your freedom / But sometimes I wonder why / Seems like everybody's pissin' / On the red, white and blue / Happy birthday America / Whatever's left of you.”

Keith dives even deeper as he references voting after a heated election year singing, “All the broken-down cities / By the left's design / And the right can't seem to get it right / Most of the time / Every time I go to town and vote / I just come home with the blues / The lesser of two evils / All we ever get to choose.”

Not promoting any type of agenda or pushing specific political views, it’s clear Keith just wants to promote patriotism and unity, reminding Americans their country is something to take pride in and their freedom didn’t come free. Take a listen above.

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