Brad Paisley and LL Cool J fix the Iron Bowl Rivalry

Jamie Squire

A new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J song called "Accidental Racist" dropped. Here's their original draft where they took the viewpoints of Tiger and Tide fans.

If you've been on the Internet today, I'm sure you've heard the new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J masterpiece "Accidental Racist," in which they both single-handedly solve racism in the new South. If not, then give a listen:


The lyrics are here (and also in the video). However, the original draft was much different, and before tackling the much tougher task of black/white relations, the duo tried to fix an even bigger problem: How and when will Auburn and Alabama fans get along? Here are the original lyrics:

To the man that waited on me at Toomer’s down on Mag, I hope you understand
When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I’m a Roll Tide fan
The red A on my chest somehow is like the elephant in the corner of the South
And I just walked him right in the room
Just a proud Crimson son with a love of my team
Lookin’ like I got a lot to learn but from my point of view
I’m just a tide fan comin to you from A-la-bam
Tryin to understand what it’s like not to be
I’m proud of where I’m from ... and everything that we’ve done
and it ain’t like you Aubies can re-write history
Our coach Nick Saban ... he brings domination
You’re still pickin up the pieces, walkin on eggshells, waitin for the NC-Double-A
And caught between the Crimson Tide ... and a Barn in flame

They called it just destruction, Chizik fired, shed some tears
You’re still siftin through the rubble, after the worst Iron Bowl in years
I try to put myself in your shoes and that's a good place to begin
But I wouldn’t want to walk a mile in some dang Aubie's skin
Cause I’m a tide man comin to you from A-la-bam
Just like you I’m more than what you see
I’m proud of where I’m from ... and everything that we’ve done
and it ain’t like you Aubies can re-write history
Our coach Nick Saban...he brings domination
And you’re now paying for the mistakes
That old Trooper Taylor made long before Gus came
And caught between the Crimson Tide...and a barn in flame


Dear Mr Tide Fan, I wish you understood
What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in my hood
Just because Cam brought swagger doesn’t mean we’re up to no good
You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
You thought the oaks were plants, but you still misunderstood
Now that crazy Harvey Updyke, has turned them into firewood

You think our players get paid, and are up no good
Feel like every new fangled Roopstigo, will have the NCAA bringing wood
So when I see that Crimson A, I’m thinking it’s not all good
I guess we're both guilty of judgin' the cover not the book
I'd love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air
But I see that red A and I think you wish I wasn't here

I’m just a Tide fan
(If you don’t judge my Gus swag)
Comin’ to you from A-La-Bam
(I won’t judge your Red flag)
Tryin to understand what it’s like not to be

I’m proud of where I’m from...and everything that we’ve done
(You can’t take my Crystal Ball)
... and everything that we’ve done
(and just forget the Iron Bowl)
and it ain’t like you Aubies can re-write history
(Can’t make 2010 unhappen, baby)

Oh, Crimson Land
(The relationship between the Tide and Tigers needs some fixin’)
I hope you understand what this is all about
(Quite frankly, I’m an Auburn Tiger, but I’ve been thinkin' about this lately)
I’m a son of A-La-Bam
(The past is the past, you feel me)
And I just want to make things right
(War Eagle, baby, War Eagle)
Where all that’s left is the Crimson Tide
(RIP Bear Bryant, but I’ve gotta thank Mike Shula for being terrible, know what I mean)
It's real, it's real
It’s truth

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker