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‘Tsar-A-Largo’ — #Lyrics To An Anti-Trump #Pop Protest Ballad

I don’t know why I keep writing these lyrics since for obvious legal reasons they will never be produced by anyone of note — the people who would actually do anything with them don’t want to risk being sued. I guess I keep doing it for the sheer enjoyment of telling a story in verse. The fact that it’s meant to be sung is icing on cake. This is meant to be a bit more serious than Bertie Higgins’ Key Largo. It’s meant to have a more of an Eagles vibe to it. But, whatever, no one cares. I just feel like writing and this is easy to do for me.

Tsar-A-Largo
lyrics by Shelton Bumgaraner
@bumgrls
please give credit if you produce or perform

So many ways to be corrupt these days
women come and go and you grab each one
Billy Bush won’t mind if you try enough
’cause he’s just there for fluf

the Russians are all around it seems
what gives with that is all I ask
they’re like our kissing cousins
the type we can get enough of

[chorus]
things are going to get tough
just plea the fifth
just plea the fifth
we’ll living just right
at Tsar-a-Largo
at Tsar-a-Largo

Ivanka bats her eyes
tells you she’ll always be there
with great flair
she’s your daughter, don’t go there
but even on a dare you know
the two of you will always have
at Tsar-a-Largo
at Tsar-a-Largo

[chorus]
things are going to get tough
just plea the fifth
just plea the fifth
we’ll living just right
at Tsar-a-Largo
at Tsar-a-Largo

[bridge]
Tsar-a-Largo
what more can I say
lovely as can be
the sea breeze will just be right
when the hoards attack the Winter White House
in the heat of the night

the scandals will fade
but the pain will remain I’m afraid
just give a moment of thought
make sure you you’re safe
don’t fall into hate
in the end we’ll always have
at Tsar-a-Largo
at Tsar-a-Largo

‘The Ballad Of Sally Yates’ — Lyrics To A Jaunty Pop-Rock Anti-Trump Protest Song

Again, I am just screwing around. No one gives a crap about any of these lyrics, but I feel like telling stories in verse, so you get this.

The Ballad of Sally Yates
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

she tells the truth
block the forces of evil
but what happens to her
but she loses her job, oh yeah
so what can she do
she tells it like it is
does her thing
now she’s a martyr for cause
just you wait and see

now we’re all ready
ready to see
what happens next
she try to warn us about Gen. Flynn
tried to warn Trump she did
but what happen I ask you
what happened indeed
she was ignored
now we’ve got trouble on our hands

Sally Yates is the woman for us
she’ll help us out in our time of need
Sally Yates is the woman for us
she’ll bring evil to heel

[bridge]
what happens next
I just don’t know
but we’ll see I guess
maybe she’ll find herself a senator
or better yet a president

but that’s the future
that is indeed
we’re just getting started
Sally Yates is our hero
she’ll lead the way
to victory

‘Nevertheless She Persisted’ — Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Anti-Trump Protest Song

I just feel like writing song lyrics. None of the lyrics will ever be performed, but the Trump Administration spins off song titles at an alarming rate, so you get stuff like this. My vision for this would be a hard rocking pop rock song that maybe R.E.M. might perform.

Nevertheless She Persisted
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

Nevertheless she persisted
is the rallying cry across the land
the Man wants to bring us down
tell us what to do
but he won’t know what hit him when we’re through

there’s a new cop in town
we’re going to shut the clowns down
we’re going to persist until we get our way
shout it from the hills, without a doubt
the Senate floor is just a start
soon enough we’ll be in the streets
giving you a wink
but telling nothing sweet

nevertheless she persisted
nevertheless she persisted
nevertheless she persisted
is what we all say
now get out of our way

what can I say
what can I do
to get through to you
she persisted and so will we
we’ll keep at it until we get our way
nothing will stop us now
we’ll never get shut down

nevertheless she persisted
nevertheless she persisted
nevertheless she persisted
is what we all say
now get out of our way

[bridge]
wait and see
just wait and see what we do
you’ll have to flee
once we get our way
the streets will be ours
any day

now we’re ready to stand and fight
we don’t take any delight in our battle
but before it’s over you’ll shout and rattle
’cause we’re coming to take the power that is ours
now get out of our way
while we reach for the stars

‘Commander Spicer’ — Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Anti-Trump Protest Song

No one cares about any of these lyrics I write, but the Trump Administration keeps churning out material for me to use that I can’t help myself. It’s cathartic, if nothing else. This song’s music would be like the song Major Tom.

Commander Spicer
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

In front of the crowd
chewing gum really loud
waiting for the next question
what will happen next you think
will then believe anything you say
it’s time for that to sink in
Trump is watching in the Oval Office
his finger on the button
he’s ready to end it all
we’re putting Iran on notice
waiting to see what happens next
there’s nothing at this point to say
but God bless

Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again
Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again
Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again

we’re all afraid of what Trump will do
it’s your job to be his stooge
you left your honor at the door
once you took the job
now people are questioning your ever move
how do you look yourself in the mirror you fool
but wait and see the tide will turn
you’ll have to do something soon
as Rome burns

we’re all worried now
what will happen because of Trump
the insane clown
the insane clown
the insane clown
but Commander Spicer you speak for him
with a stupid grin

Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again
Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again
Commander Spicer you’re lying yet again

[bridge]
we’re all alone now
we just have your lies Commander Spicer
you’re going to get us all killed
once King Trump
decides to have his next thrill

there’s nothing we can do
you’ll just take another Skype call
trying to stonewall
trying to stonewall
trying to stonewall

‘Electoral College’ — Lyrics To A Radiohead-Like Pop-Rock Anti-Trump Song

This would be like Radiohead’s The National Anthem. I may have done this before, but it’s 4:30 a.m. and I’m frustrated that Trump may win despite everything, and so this is just me mentally masturbating if nothing else.

Electoral College
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or peform

we all want the answer
to our fears
we want people to believe our dreams
we expect nothing less
from the Electoral College
but to represent us when things are dire
give us our voice
give us our voice
give us our voice

but there will be violence
there will be disorder
if the College doesn’t vote as expected
but all I can say is
burn that bitch down
burn that bitch down
burn that bitch down

we’re all in danger
we’re all afraid
that something horrible may happen
so what can I say
what can I do
but shout that the Electoral College
is our only hope
save us from ourselves
save us from ourselves
save us from ourselves

[bridge]
now what
what are we supposed to do
there doesn’t seem to be a clue
doesn’t seem to be an answer
to what happens next

just you wait
just you see
something astonishing may just happen
and we’re going to get the fate we need
to pull us out of this horrible situation
God have mercy on our souls
God have mercy on our souls
God have mercy on our souls

‘Song 3 (But E-Mails)’ — Lyrics To An Anti-Trump Protest Song

As you may know, there is a song by Blur called Song 2. This would be in the same genre. A really fast pop rock song. It would last about three minutes, in contrast to Song 2’s two minutes.

Song 3 (But E-mails)
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the emails come drip drip drip
we’re supposed to not vote for her
because of emails
because of emails
because of emails

but what can I say
what can I do
they will drip them until they’re through
spirit cooking
spirit cooking
spirit cooking
is the way to go
’cause who knows where this is going

now give me a chance
let me have my say
Trump is an existential threat
to the Republic
to the Republic
to the Republic
but you won’t listen to my words
’cause

emails
emails
emails
emails
emails

[bridge]
so give me a chance
let me have my say
the election has come and gone
and now we’re stuck with the vote
oh fuck, now what

don’t know what to say
don’t know what to say
we’re going to get it in the end
anyway

‘Knob’ — Lyrics To Anti-Trump Song In The Style Of Mid-90s Pop-Rock

Don’t know how good this one is. But it was fun to write. This is meant to be a homage to Garbage’s “Stupid Girl.”

Knob
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

you like the taste of it
you slob all over the knob
because that’s your weakness
you’re love for it is overpowering
don’t deny it

you love to slob that knob
don’t you Donnie
don’t you Donnie
don’t you Donnie

your spit makes Putin’s knob
wet as can be
you to suck on it
till your spit is done

so suck on that knob
slobber all you like
just keep on loving it
until you go blind

there’s nothing I can say
that will dissuade you your goal
you’re going to suck on that knob
until your time is done

so keep sucking
on that knob
on that knob
on that knob
you’ve really done it now
going to suck on it all night long
until Russia’s marching into Kiev

[bridge]
but you’re in control of your fate
there’s little I can do at this late date
you’re going to do as you like
no matter what happens next

so we’re all doomed
as you suck on that knob
as you suck on that knob
as you suck on that knob

you’re ready to rob
us of our freedom
simply because you can’t control
your love of that knob