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Combat Hate with Music: Trump's America (the Song)

I didn't make it to the Trump rally/protest in Chicago on March 11 night because I was busy recording this song, "Trump's America." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Ti5ioETBg TRUMP'S AMERICA (M. Farmer) In a Trump t-shirt and a bright red hat He stopped me outside of the laundromat And said, "Howdy, brother, would you like to join our fight?" He said, "We need to take this country back From those godless gays and the brown and the black, Can you help Mr. Trump as he tries to make things right? "He's gonna build our nation a great big wall And get Mexico to pay for it all 'Cause he's a businessman who knows how to get things done "He’ll keep out the drugs and Mexican rapists ISIS thugs and no-‘count papists And make America safe for everyone” And then that man in the red hat looked me straight in the eye and said, “Are you with us, brother? Will you help Mr. Trump make America great again?" Well, I could barely contain myself, but I paused, took a deep breath, gathered my thoughts . . . and then I asked him a couple of questions . . . Before you make America great again Can you take a moment and remind me when That greatness stretched from sea to shining sea? ‘Cause I know all about the Jim Crow years, The Stonewall raid, and the Trail of Tears And the strange fruit hanging from a poplar tree Was our country really at its best When internment camps filled the Great Northwest Or when old man Daley busted heads back in ’68? This nation's always worked well for some But it’ll never be great for everyone If it’s run by a man who encourages fear and hate Well, that threw him for a loop But truth be told, I was just getting started . . . I said your man’s a bully and a carnival barker Peddlin' fear of folks whose skin’s a bit darker Than that crazy shade of orange that he likes to wear Sellin’ Trump University class online Along with steak, water, and vanity wine And Lord don't even get me started on that yellow hair And I won’t even bother tryin' to hide my scorn About his crazy claim that there’s a Kenyan-born Man in the office the he’s now tryin’ to win So if two Corinthians ever walk in a bar And ask how our nation has fallen so far Tell ‘em President Trump was the guy who did us in Before you make America great again Can you take a moment and remind me when That greatness stretched from sea to shining sea? ‘Cause I know all about Hoover’s FBI COINTELPRO and the need to spy On folks who fought and died just to be free Was our country really at its best When you paid a poll tax and had to pass a test If you were black and wanted to vote in a Southern state? This nation’s always worked well for some But it’ll never be great for everyone If it’s run by a man who encourages fear and hate So go vote for someone else before it's too late

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