Music Notes: Songs for Donald Trump’s birthday


Previously I’ve compared Cheetolini (Donald Trump) to Nikita Khrushchev, hoping for a bloodless coup within the US government.  Thus far, no such luck.  But he’s sounding more and more like a Tin Pot Dictator Tin Foil Hat Dictator like Ceausescu, demanding the public fawn over and praise him on his upcoming 74th birthday.

Trump Campaign’s Plea For Video Messages To Celebrate President’s Birthday Backfires

Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign put out a call on Twitter Thursday for people to film and send in videos wishing the president a happy 74th birthday, which is on June 14.

“We want to make this year President Trump’s BEST BIRTHDAY EVER,” read Trump’s campaign website, which provided a form for people to fill out and upload clips. The campaign promised to show Trump “the first 500 responses TONIGHT.”

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my birthday is also June 14 and i invite you to send your selfie videos of you furious and screaming in your SUV to me instead

I doubt we’ll such much of that.  Pitchforks and (non-tiki) torches are more likely.

But I’ll be nice and dedicate a song to him: Trooper’s “General Hand Grenade“, recorded in 1975, back when Cheetolini was all of 29 years old (corrected).

Another song for his birthday: The Style Council’s “Walls Come Tumbling Down”:

     You don't have to take this crap
     You don't have to sit back and relax
     You can actually try changing it

     I know we've always been taught to rely
     Upon those in authority
     But you never know until you try
     How things just might be
     If we came together so strongly

          Are you gonna try to make this work
          Or spend your days down in the dirt
          You see things can change
          Yes and walls can come tumbling down

          Governments crack and systems fall
          'Cause unity is powerful
          Lights go out, walls come tumbling down
          Yes they do, yes they do

     The competition is a color TV
     We're on still pause with the video machine
     That keep you slave to the H.P.

     Until the unity is threatened by
     Those who have and who have not
     Those who are with and those who are without
     And dangle jobs like a donkey's carrot
     Until you don't know where you are

          Are you gonna get to realize
          The class war's real and not mythologized
          And like Jericho, you see walls can come tumbling down

          Governments crack and systems fall
          'Cause unity is powerful
          Lights go out, walls come tumbling

               (Down) You'll be to week to fight it
               (Down) oh unless we're united
               (Down) oh will you deny it?

     Are you gonna be threatened by
     The public enemy No. 10
     Those who play the power game
     They take the profits, you take the blame
     When they tell you there's no rise in pay

          Are you gonna try and make this work
          Or spend your days down in the dirt
          You see things can change
          Walls can come tumbling down

          Governments crack and systems fall
          'Cause unity is powerful
          Lights go out, walls come tumbling down

          Governments crack and systems fall
          'Cause unity is powerful
          Lights go out, walls come tumbling down

Comments

  1. thecdn says

    I know you’re Canadian when you reference Troopers ‘General Hand Grenade’

    Hadn’t thought of that song for years now I can’t get it out of my head…It came out when? How old am I? 🙁

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