Flipping channels after Meet the Press Sunday, I stumbled across Kid Rock's new video for his song, "Amen." I have to say it's a little jarring (and refreshing?) to see a video where the shocking and subversive images aren't girls in tiny bikinis or guys covered with bling, but scenes from the news, from reality. Though I don't know what that says about the world we're living in, I'm glad Kid Rock isn't shying away from showing the truth, even if it is gritty. Here's the video, check it out for yourself.
The lyrics don't hold back either, skewering a whole slate of subjects — to see who,
Habitual offenders, scumbag lawyers with agendas
I'll tell you sometimes people I don't know what's worse
Natural disasters or these wolves in sheep clothes pastors
Now damn it I'm scared to send my children to church
And how can we seek salvation when our nations race relations
Got me feeling guilty of being white
But faith in human nature, our creator and our savior, I'm no saint
But I believe in what is right
Can rock and roll still shock? What does it mean that the truth is now harder to look at than any apocalyptic fantasy we can conjure up? Do you dig the song or is Kid Rock played out?