Hank Williams Jr.'s New Diss Song Is Old
Hank Williams Jr.'s New Diss Song Is Old

Hank Williams Jr's "new" diss track is anything but. On his website, Team Hank wrote that, "In light of the recent Hank Jr. and ESPN news, Hank has recorded a song called 'Keep The Change'." Truth is, the song was written following the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and includes buzz phrases from the "they're-gonna-take-y'guns" crowd, like "I'll keep my freedom. I'll keep my guns. Try to keep my money and my religion too."

The bulk of the song has nothing to do with the controversy stemming from his comments last week on "Fox and Friends," when he used an analogy involving Adolph Hitler while discussing Obama. ESPN quickly dropped Hank from performing the weekly intro song for "Monday Night Football," though Hank says he hightailed it. For this version of the song he looks to have inserted two new lines, the longest of which takes aim at Fox, not the sports network that severed ties with him.

"So 'Fox & Friends' want to put me down. Ask for my opinion, then twist it all around. Supposed to be talking about my father's new CD! Well two can play that gotcha game, cuz wait and see. Don't tread on me."

Near the end of "Keep the Change," he tags, "You can keep Fox & Friends and ESPN out of your homes, too. Cuz Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there!"

Greg Cote of the Miami Herald caught the ruse and for evidence links to a video of Hank performing the original song back in 2009. Check Out the Lyrics:

"Keep the Change"

I'll keep my freedom
I'll keep my guns
Try to keep my money
And my religion too


Try to keep on workin'
Try to keep on smilin'
I will keep my Christian name and y'all can keep the change


I will keep my heroes
Pictures on the wall
I'll keep my family safe
You bluff when I call
I'm gonna keep my big V8
Keep my friends the same
Keep the government outta my business
And y'all can keep the change


This country sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
How do ya like that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change


So FOX and friends
Wanna put me down
Ask for my opinions
Then twist it all around
Supposed to be talkin' about my father's new CD
Well two can play that "Gotcha' Game" just wait and see
Don't tread on me


This country sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
Don't ya just LOVE that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change


I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change


Yeah, you can keep FOX and friends and ESPN outta your homes too. Cuz Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there!

In another attempt to cash in on the controversy, Hank has offered up some new T-shirts on his website. Check them out here.