I have been listening to the latest song by the Zac Brown Band called ‘Toes’ and it seems there are a few new versions since it originally aired. It seems this is due to the line “i got my toes in the water, ass in the Sand,,” as the new versions say things like ” toes in the water, toes in the Sand,,” and “toes in the water, glass in the Sand,,” , etc. I am sure this is due to some people calling in to the radio stations complaining that the word ‘ass’ is offensive. This is censorship in my opinion which I do not agree to when it comes to music, arts etc. The word ‘ass’ is in the dictionary so it is not a cuss word or slang and I see no trouble with it being used in this context.
My main question is: why is it alright to say this line: ” Gonna lay in the hot sun and roll a big fat one And grab my guitar and play,,, ” but it’s not ok to say ‘ass’ ????? I do not disagree with either of them personally but it seems those people who don’t like ‘ass’ should probably not want to hear “roll a big fat one’ ? I also wonder who decided to give in to this ‘political correctness’ , the band or the record label/producers.
You will also notice there are MANY movies and shows aired on regular TV (some during prime time) that use the ‘GD’ word (not to mention many other strong cuss words) quite often yet we can not say ‘ass’ in a song ??
Just something to think about.