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EL VY Share New Song, “Are These My Jets,” and Video Game as Part of Anti-Donald Trump Campaign

Part of the Anti-Trump "30 Days, 30 Songs" Project

Oct 17, 2016
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EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD. Now the duo have shared a brand new song, "Are These My Jets." The song is part of the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Donald Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland, although it's not an overtly anti-Trump song. "Are These My Jets" is an amusing and big sounding song backed by strings that's accompanied by a strange little lyric video that emulates an old school video game and features a walrus in a an airplane shooting at things. Berninger appears in black & white in a small box at the top right of the screen, singing the song. Watch below, followed by the song's lyrics. And you can also play the video game from the video here.

The "30 Days, 30 Songs" project will feature one song a day until election day. It was launched with Death Cab for Cutie's anti-Trump song "Million Dollar Loan," and includes Jim James' video for "Same Old Lie," Franz Ferdinand's "Demagogue," and Thao's "Before You Vote."

Berninger had this to say about the song in a statement: "This song isn't specifically about Trump. There are delusional maniacs around every corner. Sadly, he won't be the last. The song is about walrus penis jewelry, which is a real thing. Look it up. My sister, Rachel, was given some by a Canadian bush pilot when she worked for Alaska Airlines in the '90s. With regard to the game, we called our colleagues, Sodman and Solimine, and said, 'We'd like a cathartic interactive experience. We'd also like to shoot bluebirds and meat with a sniff blaster.' They were like, 'What for?' and we were like 'It's time to start healing.'"

"Are These My Jets" Lyrics:

Bluebirds blow their brains out on my shoulders while I have long evenings with Steve and Roger.

Before I fall asleep I always talk to my father's Lego skull.

Last night I had an American feeling up at the top of my moving staircase.

This is the place where I dream my dreams. This is the place where I dream my dreams.

I was rocking back and forth, feeding on the fear of course.

Wonder what I'm gonna do today.

Are these my jets? I like to mix ladies drinks with my fingers. Are these my jets?

Seems like everyday somebody from college comes by to tell me his life is in ruins.

I like to tell him my stories from college and how I was so lonely.

I was rocking back and forth, feeding on the fear of course. Wonder what I'm gonna do today.

Are these my jets? I like to mix ladies drinks with my fingers. Are these my jets?

Oh no, so sad. Oh no, so mad.

Walrus dick jewelry for everyone in America. (4 times)

Are these my jets? I like to drink ladies drinks with my fingers. Are these my jets?

Are these my jets? I like to drink ladies drinks with my gingers. Are these my jets?

Oh no, so sad. Oh no, so mad.

Oh no, so sad. Oh no, so mad.

Esta es la joya que les prometi. La verga de la morsa. (2 times)

(This is the jewel that was promised them. Walrus cock.)

Are these my jets? Walrus dick jewelry for everyone in America.

Are these my jets? Walrus dick jewelry for everyone in America.



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