American Ride

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Gotta Love This American Ride
Toby Keith is one of the best country singers of his generation and many would say one of the greatest of all time. Toby Keith has many notable awards some being, Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Top Male Vocalist and also Video of the Year. This list keeps going on as he has won many of these awards in consecutive years. Keith started in 1993 and is still currently releasing songs today. One of Toby Keith’s song “American Ride” was released in October of 2009, this was his nineteenth number one single released. It has a deeper meaning then some of his other songs. He lists off politically oriented issues in the USA and where we were in 2009 as a nation and how we are slowly moving away from what used to be, but he also still claims how much he loves America. He uses many different unique styles in this song such as ethos, pathos, logos, and also kairos. Not only does he use these different tactics but he also does some things his own way. His own style is still as affective as any other. Keith talks about all the different problems that we, as a nation, are facing such as immigration he says “Tidal wave coming cross the Mexican border.” ("A to Z Lyrics Universe ") Using an example of a hyperbole trying to push the point across that there is a lot of immigrants in the U.S taking our jobs, because they are willing to work for extremely low wages and many Americans will not. After that he asks “Why buy a gallon when it's cheaper by the barrel” ("A to Z Lyrics Universe") where he is talking about how gas prices are getting too high. If you add it up you can get more for your dollar if you by a barrel instead of a gallon. The barrel just costs so much noone wants to pay for it. The point he is trying to get across right here is what our economy is coming to and how it is only getting worse. One of the more interesting and deeper lyrics Toby Keith says is “Plasma getting bigger, Jesus getting smaller.” ("A to Z Lyrics

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