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WATCH: Protective dad responds to Magic!'s 'Rude' with viral song of his own


WATCH: Protective dad responds to Magic!'s 'Rude' with viral song of his own

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 15, 2014

You may not recognize the band's name, but you've likely heard this hit song on the radio. 

A tale as old as time, the lyrics to Magic!'s "Rude" tell the story of a man asking his girlfriend's father for his blessing to marry his daughter. However, the father says "No." 

The boyfriend goes on to sing, "Why you gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human too?" And he then decides, "I'm gonna marry her anyway."

Magic!'s "Rude" has become the second reggae song in history to top Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart. 

Nashville singer-songwriter Benji Cowart is an actual father of a little girl, and decided to write an answer song, "Rude (The Dad's Side of the Story)." In only five days, his YouTube video has gone viral with more than one million views.

Watch above as Cowart simply sits with his acoustic guitar and gives that boy a piece of his mind. His wife, Jenna, also a singer-songwriter, provides background vocals while completing housework.

"Seeking permission to marry my princess? Son, what's wrong with your big head? It's the first time I met you, why would I let you run off with my baby girl?," Cowart croons.

And when his daughter's boyfriend calls him "rude?"

"Why you gotta call me rude? I'm doing what a dad should do. Keeping her from a fool like you," he explains in song.

Cowart hilariously also addresses the original line, "I'm gonna marry her anyway."

"I know what you're thinking, you think you'll still take her. Well give it your best shot," he dares. "I may be a Christian, but I'll go to prison, I'm not scared of doing hard time." 

To hear what exactly Cowart will do to prompt prison time, you'll have to press play above. The original song is also provided below

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Journal Broadcast Group.