“If you’re gonna cause a ruckus, then I must object / These are world famous waffles son, show some respect.” That’s what Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert sang last night on The Late Show in their new, original duet, “No Shirts, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads,” an ode to Waffle House.
As Colbert said in his intro, the song is the host and country crooner’s attempt at being included on a Waffle House jukebox, a place of honor for any respectable musician.
“What would it mean to you to have a song on the Waffle House jukebox?” Colbert asked Simpson, who responded, “How do you give back to the Awful Waffle? We owe it so much.”
Who here couldn’t say the same? With that in mind, the two penned a rule book for Waffle House attendance full of important advice: “Don’t sleep in the booth, save it for your bed / no shirts, no shoes, no knuckleheads.”
Here’s their duet in all it’s tongue-in-cheek-in-covered-smothered-and-chunked glory.