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Watch Stephen Colbert Cut a Track for Waffle House's Record Label

It's called "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads"

Strange but true: Beloved 24-hour Southern dining institution Waffle House has its very own record label, with on-theme songs like "There Are Raisins in My Toast" and "Make Mine With Cheese" that customers can enjoy by putting a couple quarters in the restaurant's jukebox. As a big fan of the chain, South Carolina native Stephen Colbert set out to achieve his dream of recording a song on said record label, and to do it he teamed up with country singer Sturgill Simpson.

Titled "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads," the song is intended to lay out some ground rules for patrons' behavior, which makes sense considering all the bizarre crimes that seem to regularly occur at various Waffle House locations. Sturgill and Colbert insist that "if you want to be a drunken mess, you better do it at brunch" instead, because "these are world-famous waffles son, now show some respect." Hopefully Waffle House's executives are listening and customers will soon be able to jam this tune while enjoying some smothered and covered hashbrowns.

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