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I've Got Rights Lyrics

Artist: Hank Williams, Jr.
Album: Family Tradition

I went down to the Mary Carter paint store
I said give me one of them Smith and Wesson magnum forty fours
Cause there's a man that the law let loose and justice was not done
This man killed my wife and my only little son
I'll never forget the way he looked all through the trial
He had his big named lawyer and he had that smirkey smile
Oh yeah he got you off on a technicality
But you'll have to grow wings and fly to ever get away from me
Cause I got rights I got rights too
And this time there won't be no damn lawyer and system to protect you
But I'm gonna read you I'm gonna read you your rights
You gotta right to know that you're gonna go to hell one of these black nights

When the trial was over he had the nerve to say that's the way it goes
I said well hoss you better get you some corks
Cause you're gonna have to plug up a few holes
Guess he thought I was talkin' just to pass away time
But it kinda looks different now on his knees beggin' for his life
Hey I got rights I got some rights too...
No this time there ain't no damn lawyers and systems to save you
Comments/Interpretations
by kalli bean on 2/19/2010 1:09pm
this is a really good song i love it!!
by Honor and Integrity on 5/1/2011 9:59am
This is a very very good song! I wish more good people would practice vigilante justice in this great country for real. We could deter a lot of crime if a criminal had more to worry about than just how many nights he will spend in jail. But rather how many holes he will have blasted into him by an armed citizen. Hoo-Rah!
by Kevin on 10/12/2012 10:58am
Hank use to buy guns from Mary Carters all the time. Back in his whiskey bent and hell bound days lol. Love the song it hits a nerve to justice gone wrong all over the country.


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