Dale Allen

Dale Allen

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Country - Contemporary | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,906   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: 1/13/2020
   Sounds Like: Hank Williams III, Merle Haggard

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Song Description

Singer drives intoxicated and gets caught and taken to jail where he encounters a man who drove drunk and killed a child. Singer then repents and prays for help before he kills anyone. Pray to Jesus who got "hammered and nailed".

Story Behind the Song

One of the writers had the line "Hammered and Nailed" and didn't know what to do with it. We had three hours before he had to catch a plane so we just started throwing ideas back and forth.. No idea where each section was going until it got there.


(Bob McCormick, Dale Allen, Bill Flowerree)

Hammered and nailed
I staggered and failed the test by the side of the road
My wife said, "Go to Hell
Make your own bail"
That's what you get when you get hammered and nailed

Got hammered at the bar
Then got in my car -- drove down the wrong side of the road
Got nailed by a cop
Before I'd gone a block
He said, "Son, you're a fool who ain't learned when to stop"

As I was led to my cell
A man standing in the hall
Hung his head and he cried
A child would still be alive
If he didn't drink and drive
That's when I saw the light

Hammered and nailed
I knelt down and wailed "Lord, if you love drunkards and fools"
Please forgive all I've done
Through your only Son
Who came down to earth and got hammered and nailed

© Little Tin God Music(ASCAP)/Lucky Lucy Music(BMI)/Flinging Buddha Music(BMI)

Song Length
Country - Religious, Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Recovery, Prayer

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Bob McCormick/Dale Allen/Bill Flowerree
Music Credits Bob McCormick/Dale Allen/Bill Flowerree
Producer Credits Bob McCormick/Dale Allen/Bill Flowerree/Jack Bond
Publisher Credits Lucky Lucy Music/Little Tin God Music/Flinging Buddha Music
Performance Credits Dale Allen
Label Credits Little Tin God Music