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Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961), best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned gold or higher certification, and produced several chart singles, including his debut "Should've Been a Cowboy", which topped the country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since its release, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated. more »


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Tell it like it is

He gets up real early on his mornin' drive
Down to the office for his 9 to 5
He drives a 94, 2 ton, economy car
Loves to tell the local bands down at the bar that he's the critic

Yea, I can hook you up, I know everybody, in the business

He flunked junior high band he couldn't march in time
He tried to write a song once, he couldn't make it rhyme
He went two or three chords on a pawn shop guitar 
He just never quite had what it took to be a star, so he's a critic

I work for the gazette man I got a real job

He did a 5-star column on a band he never heard
He did a bluegrass review about an unkind word
He thought it was time to ask his boss for a raise 
His boss said I can't even tell if anybody's even readin' your page


So he thought
And he thought a little more

He caught a young hot star headin' into town
And then he hid behind his typewriter and gunned the boy down
Here come the letters, the e-mails, the faxes, they raised him to 20,000 dollars after taxes

He's a happy critic
He's rollin in the dough
Man I could do this forever
This is easy everybody's readin' my column

Please don't tell my mom, that I write the music column for the gazette
She still thinks I play piano down at the cathouse

Let's get funky with this now boys
Play it on out

Come on Shannon
There's ole biff jumpin' in
?? Is layin' it down
Come on Shannon
Aww yea, my man Steve
Man my fingers are gettin' tired
Y'all gonna have to hurry 
This snappin' thing
Wearin' me out

Hello Shannon
Guess he's on coffee break man
They're gonna love you 'cause they already love me

It's the critic

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Written by: Toby Keith

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