protest songs and party anthems

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About the record...

  

SIDE A - PROTEST


Hail To The Strongman is written from the point of view of a powerful conman bamboozling his followers. The result is the only thing that matters to him, that they hail him as their King.


My Freedom Isn’t Free is about the effects of the Citizens United decision on our freedom. Although predictable, the efficiency that greed’s takeover of democracy by legal money flowing into it has been astounding, if not disastrous. 


When The Fire Comes. I was raised in the Assembly of God (Pentacostal) Church for whom my mom is a licensed preacher, as was my grandfather. So I know the world intimately and used the POV of a true believer’s justification for aiding and abetting anything that hurries up the end times. Not to paint too broad a brush, but they want to go to heaven; the sooner the better. So this attitude, which infects the song, is: “Armageddon? Bring it on.”


Protector Of The Broken Hearts. This song is from my POV. I’m seeing, hearing, and feeling what you are seeing, hearing, and feeling. Let’s tackle this infection of our country together, knowing we are not alone in despair, or hope. 


Some Assembly Required. What is the solution to a hostile takeover of our country by money and foreign powers? The constitution provides recourse. 


SIDE B - PARTY


Glitterati. Our bullshit obsessed entertainment and news industry is one of the main reasons we are in the trouble we are in. Fame for fame’s sake has become the goal, not associated with any work, art, philosophy, or for that matter, anything productive at all. 


Real Go Getter was inspired by the many women who tell lies for our dipshit in chief: Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kirstjen Neilson, etc. What do they get out of this? I wonder. Criminal convictions, hopefully. 


Yellow Soul. I wrote this song to my father, a Chinese immigrant who has been brainwashed by Fox News into thinking he is an aggrieved white man. He wants to start a fight, because he thinks he is already armed with the bullet points to win this fight. 


Rockers On The Left. I think that music, and especially the rebellious spirit of rock and roll, can bring us together, no matter what side of the political, religious, conservative/liberal, and sexual spectrum we are on. Doesn’t everybody like to party?


Megaton. Loving each other is the only way out of this mess, and this song if for those of us who sometimes have a hard time showing love. 

lyrics

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PROTEST

HAIL TO THE STRONG MAN


It’s a funny thing, without you I am weak, 

Put your faith in the wrong man, what’ve you go to lose? You Losers,


Go to the well, meet me there!

Hell, hell is on the wing, 


Hail to the Strongman, Hail! 

Hail to the Strongman,


You over there, you know you can never leave,

I’ll keep you safe, it’s a scary world out there,


So Hail! Hail to the Strongman,

Hail – Hail to the King, 

Hail to the Strongman, 

Hail to the king, 


Meet me there, 

Hail, hail to the king. 

Hail to the Strongman.

Hail to the Strongman, 

Hail to the Strongman,

Hail to the Strongman, 

Hail to the Strongman.



MY FREEDOM ISN’T FREE


Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 

Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 


I’m an American, but my freedom isn’t free, 

Paid for with sacrifice, by my fathers who believed, 


But it’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone, 

No one listens to the weatherman,

 

Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 

Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 


Corporations own it, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 

Billionaires they bought it, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 

Politicians sold it, and the high court it agrees, 


It’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone, 

No one listens to the weatherman, 


And I will live free or I will die, 

They can kill me but that’s why, 

I didn’t sell my freedom, I didn’t sell my freedom, 

But my freedom isn’t free, yeah, no one listens to the weatherman, 


Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 

Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free, 


Weatherman says storm ain’t coming, 

Weatherman says storms already here, 

It’s too late to batten down, the horses are already gone, 

They’re gone, they’re gone, no one listens to the weatherman, 

Yeah my freedom, yeah my freedom isn’t free.



WHEN THE FIRE COMES


When the fire comes, the cleansing fire, 

Gonna burn this world away, 

No more suffering, or mean desires, 

Gonna burn this world away, 


When the fire comes, it’ll know my name, 

From the book, written in blood, 

No more want or need, no more mad decrees,

Only fire, fire, fire, when the fire comes!


When the fire comes, 

When the fire comes, 


When the fire comes, I won’t be afraid, 

I will welcome it like a friend, 

When the fire comes, the righteous fire, 

I will finally see the end,


When the fire comes, it’ll know my name, 

From the book, written in blood, 

No more want or need, no more mad decrees,

Only fire, fire, fire, when the fire comes!


When the fire comes, 

When the fire comes, 

When the fire comes, 

When the fire comes.



PROTECTOR


Yeah, I am protector of the broken hearted, 

I am protector of the broken hearts, 

I get a lot of work, 

Once it begins, it never stops, 

I get a lot of work, 


You’re gonna find out, maybe the hard way, 

You’re gonna find out, hope it’s not the hard way, 

No one knows anything, everyone is crazy, 


Yeah, I am protector of the broken hearted, 

I am protector of the broken hearts, 

I am protector of the broken hearts. 


I am protector of the broken hearts, 

I am a brother of note,

Once it begins, it never stops, 

I always pay what’s owed,


You’re gonna find out, maybe the hard way, 

You’re gonna find out, hope it’s not the hard way, 

No one knows anything, everyone is crazy, 

Yeah, I am protector of the broken hearted, 


I am protector of the broken hearts, 

I am protector of the broken hearts. 


Hate is a cancer, 

Love is the answer, 

Hate is a cancer, 

Love is the answer, 


Yeah-----I am Protector of the broken hearts…

I am protector of the broken hearts. 



SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED


We got rope, we got trees, 

We got traitors up to our knees, 

Some Assembly Required, 


Well It’s hard times, for sure, if you’re a patriot, 

Politicians, are all scoundrels, out for power, 

And there’s no one putting country over party, 

Only a bunch of liars and cowards, 


We got rope, we got trees, 

We got traitors up to our knees, 

Some Assembly Required, 


Well my uncle fought the Reds, in Vietnam, 

And both of my Grandpas World War Two, 

They didn’t do this so tycoons, could buy the U S of A,  

They think they own the Red, White and Blue, 


We got tyrants, and we got Thieves, 

Committin’ treason, so if you please,

Some Assembly Required,


We got rope, we got trees, 

We got traitors up to our knees, 

Some Assembly Required.

PARTY

GLITTERATI


Glitterati, Glitterati,

Glitterati, Glitterati,


I can tell by the way you talk, this is gonna be tough, 

And I can tell by the way you walk, I’ll never get enough, 

Everybody wants to be, everybody wants to be, 


Glitterati, Glitterati,

Glitterati, Glitterati,


I see you on the TV screen and the screaming headlines,

The best press money can buy, working overtime, 

Everybody wants to be, everybody wants to be, 


Glitterati, Glitterati,

Glitterati, Glitterati,


How the hell did you get in here?

Remind me what you’re famous for?

Just keep shaking your ass for the camera, 

Don’t forget your underwear!


Glitterati, Glitterati,

Glitterati, Glitterati.



REAL GO GETTER


Ooh I wanna tell ya bout a real go getter, 

She’s gettin’ it together everyday, 

Said she’d never do it, 

She used to do it all the time, 

She’s tellin’ lies, upon repeatin’, 

They sound real, cause she starts to believe them, 

She’s gonna find she’s a real go getter now,

She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter now, 

She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter, now, now, now now!


Hands down, the lying crown, 

When found out, yeah she always doubles down,

Then she plies, bolder lies,

And she’ll deny it til she hangs, 

Went to the well, I got a feelin’, 

Too many times, cause I stopped believin’

She’s gonna tell some real tall stories now, 


She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter now, 

She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter, now, now, now now!


Why all the lies? What is the reason?

Better than us, they’ll tell you so, 

What is the penalty for treason?

Above the law, they let you know,

 

She’s a real go getter now.

She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter now, 

She’s a real go getter now, 

Real go getter, now, now, now now!



YELLOW SOUL


He’s Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul, 

Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul!


Let me sing you a song, About one Mister Lee Shi Fong, 

He’s  Yellow soul, Yellow soul, 

He’s never once been wrong, 

And most just call him Dom, 

He’s Yellow Soul, Yeah, Yellow soul,

 

You got to say the name, 

You’ll never be the same, 

You got to say the name, 

You’ll never be the same,

 

He’s Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul, 

Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul!


Sorrys don’t exist, When you’re kicking ass like this, he’s

Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul, 

He’ll go down in all the lore, 

Then he’ll kick some ass for sure, he’s

Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul,

 

You got to say the name, 

You’ll never be the same, 

You got to say the name, 

You’ll never be the same, 


He’s a Squealdealin, dealin’ with them squeals, 

Squealdeallin’, always dealing with the squeals!


He’s Yellow soul, Yellow soul, 

He’s Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul, 

Yellow Soul, Yellow Soul!


He’s a Squealdealin, dealin’ with them squeals, 

Squealdeallin’, always dealing with the squeals!


He’s Yellow soul, Yellow soul.



ROCKERS ON THE LEFT


Hey Baby, can I party, baby can I party with you?

Cause you look like you can party, and baby I can party too. 

Hey Baby can I party, maybe I can party with you?


Rockers on the Left, Rollers to the right, here I am, 

You look like you can party, can I party with you?

Rockers on the Left, Rollers to the right, here I am, 

You look like you can party, can I party with you?


World’s sinking, so stop thinking,

The end is coming, so let’s get drinking. 

It might be over by the morning light,


Rockers on the Left, Rollers on the right, 

Yeah you look like you can party, can I party with you?


Look out mama, look out mama we ain’t alone, 

 I said look out mama, look out mama we ain’t alone. 

The place is full of rockers and the rollers just ain’t going home,

 

Rockers on the Left, Rollers to the right, here I am, 

You look like you can party, can I party with you?

Rockers on the Left, Rollers to the right, here I am, 

You look like you can party, can I party with you?


Glasses clinking, get kinkin’,

Take a puff, and let’s get stinkin’, 

Gonna get about as high as a kite,

Let’s hear the Rockers on the Left, Rollers on the right, 


Yeah you look like you can party, can I party with you?



MEGATON


I don’t know why I’m always, stuck inside my mind,

When others seem to have such a very good time, 

Deep inside my head, watchin’ everything they do,

When one of them, she seemed to come unglued, 

And I, exploded with a,


Megaton, of feelings, It’s the opposite of loneliness, 

It’s what the humans call love, 

Yeah something deep inside, Can’t believe I got into this mess, 

I guess it’s what the humans, guess it’s what the humans call love,

 

Don’t know what’s going on, it’s all so very new, 

Don’t know myself, I don’t feel right inside, 

I was full of logic, but someone pulled the plug, 

And now it feels like, I’m gonna die! 


But I, exploded with a, 

Megaton, of feelings, It’s the opposite of loneliness, 

It’s what the humans call love, 

Yeah something deep inside, Can’t believe I got into this mess, 

I guess it’s what the humans, guess it’s what the humans call love,

 

Sweet Megaton, of love,

I give you all my heart, we’ll never be apart, cause I found love, 

I don’t know what to do, but I know that I love you, cause I found love, 

Why, why, why, why?