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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

‘Con Way’ — Lyrics To A Country Anti-Trump Song #TheResistance

I really like the song Girl Crush by Little Big Town, so this would be a really slow country music song about KellyAnne Conway. At least, that’s my goal. I am using “con way” like it’s an actually place, a place on a street.

Con Way
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

America’s on a con way
it’s being deceived by a woman
who wants us to believe
it’s 1984 and we’re just surfs
that con way is something we’ve seen before
it lasted a long time
in faraway lands
now it’s hit our shores
some people adore the con way
while others find it a bore

con way is where Trump lives
he lives on that street
con way is the place of deceit
but Trump lives there
while we live in dispair

con way is where massacres of truth happen
where the truth is lost
we’re just waking up from deep sleep
the place we thought had left in defeat
but now we’re going to have to fight against it

but the residences of con way don’t care
all they care about is power
and telling us what to think
it’s enough to drive one to drink

con way is where Trump lives
he lives on that street
con way is the place of deceit
but Trump lives there
while we live in dispair

[bridge]
what can I say
I hope Trump fails
and we are set free
there’s little more to say
but I’m dismayed at our fate
unless we do something great

now what happens next
is anyone’s guess
the house on con way
is the people’s house
and hopefully it will return
to the path of truth

‘Yoo’ — Lyrics To An Anti-Trump Techno Protest Song #TheResistance

If you’ve lost John Yoo when it comes to Executive Orders, then you’ve really done something. Woo is the guy who penned the torture Executive Orders that got George W. Bush in hot water. Anyway, I was thinking of a way to have a one syllable word connected to Executive Orders to be in sync Gary Numan’s “Cars,” and so here you go. This is definitely a first draft. Need a co-writer. But, whatever, all these lyrics are just a waste of time and for fun anyway.

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

if you’ve lost John Woo
then you’ve gone too far
but that doesn’t seem to make Trump
blink an eye
so we are debating executive over reach
with Woo, John Woo

John Yoo
he says Trump has gone too far
John Yoo
oh dear God what happens next
Yoo
Yoo
Yoo

President Trump
has lost his mind
even John Woo says it’s so
oh no
but we’re stuck with him
if even for a little bit more
’cause if you’ve lost John Woo
what can you do
but think of impeachment

but there’s little we can do
but reflect on how we got into this shit
who would have thunk it
that John Yoo would agree
that we’re headed the wrong way
now we’re going to hit the streets
and protest
until we get our way

John Yoo
he says Trump has gone too far
John Yoo
oh dear God what happens next
Yoo
Yoo
Yoo

[bridge]
there’s so much to say
but we don’t have all day
what can we do but exclaim
that John Woo
is at least sane

now let’s do what we can
to bring Trump down
there’s little to say
but if you’ve lost John Woo
then you’ve really done it bad
Yoo
Yoo
Yoo
Yoo

‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Lyrics To A Silly Anti-Trump Country Protest Song

This is just me screwing around. It’s funny that the Trump Administration (apparently) is now pulling facts completely out of its ass. The beat to this would be a jaunty pop song with a little bit of a country edge. These lyrics are kind of surreal and don’t make much sense, but, then neither does Ms. Conway.

Bowling Green Massacre
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or preform

so sit back and let me tell you
tell you the story of
the tale we all know
the story of the events
the events
the events
of the Bowling Green Massacre

so let me tell you
let me tell you my friend
about the events of
the Bowling Green Massacre

well, those Iraqi were lying in wait
they were a shifty eyed as they come
’cause they had come into this nation illegally
they jumped over Trump’s great border wall
though they were only five years old
they had the gaul to think
they might be able to hate

the Bowling Green Massacre
what a horrible day it was
those little kids went on the attack
running with scissors like little twits
but they wouldn’t set still
’cause it gave them a thrill
so what were we to do
but put the cuffs on them
before we got more than paper cuts

so let me tell you
let me tell you my friend
about the events of
the Bowling Green Massacre

[bridge]
just ’cause they were young
don’t think they weren’t a threat
they may be wet behind the ears
but they can still cause a dent

before it was over
those five year old
had caused all kinds of damage
a few bruised knees
a gash or two
but they were locked up
and then it was through

‘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