Country music singer/song writer Pat Garrett is taking on those in the NFL who continue to kneel or sit during the playing of the National Anthem by writing a song titled, “I’m Gonna Stand.”
Per Fox News Insider:
Pat Garrett told eastern Pennsylvania’s WFMZ-69 News that the national anthem protests led him to write “I’m Gonna Stand.”
Garrett, who also runs a radio station, amphitheater and sheepskin store in Strausstown, Pa., outside Pottsville, said players “have a right to do whatever they please. This is America.”
But, Garrett told WFMZ that when the national anthem is played, “I’m gonna stand. And, that’s what this song is about.” He added that the players too should do the same.
Garrett has previously written songs about President Donald Trump and Governor Sarah Palin:
Previously, Garrett performed his tune “I’m Voting Donald For President,” during the 2016 election season.
He told the station he spoke to a crowd at Knoebel’s Grove amusement park in Northumberland County, Pa. about the candidate, and was taken aback by the businessman’s widespread support.
A decade ago, he also wrote “Moose-Shootin’ Mama” in homage to then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R-Alaska).
Just over a week ago, Garrett released “I’m Gonna Stand” on Facebook, and reportedly saw the song rise to the Top-20 iTunes downloads in its genre for this week.
The lyrics read:
I’m gonna stand with my hand on my heart
Because Old Glory represents the nation I love,
I’m gonna honor all those our poeple who’ve died
As our symbol of Freedom waves gloriously above.
We’re so lucky to live in the land of the free,
Won’t you stand up alongside of me
I’m gonna stand for the country I love.
I’m gonna stand, I’m gonna stand
For America, our great Land.
I’m gonna stand for all we’ve been through
I’m gonna stand for the red, white, and blue.
The Star Spangled Banner gives me chills inside,
It fills my heart with our nation’s pride,
The stripes and the stars on a back ground of blue,
When I see our flag I know what to do.
We’re so lucky to live in the land of the free
Won’t you stand up along side of me
I’m gonna stand for the country I love
Check it out:
On Thursday a friend asked my thoughts on the NFL situation, so we wrote this song. On Friday night we got a standing ovation for this at the Bloomsburg Fair. Feel free to share it."I'M GONNA STAND" On iTuneswww.patgarrett.comwww.sheepcoat.com
Posted by Pat Garrett on Sunday, October 1, 2017