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Listen: Thao Shares New Anti-Donald Trump Song – “Before You Vote”

Part of the Anti-Trump “30 Days, 30 Songs” Project

Oct 17, 2016 Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
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Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down has shared a brand new song, “Before You Vote,” that is a clear statement against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. 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. The 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” and Franz Ferdinand’s anti-Trump song “Demagogue.” “Before You Vote” questions why anyone would vote for Trump and is accompanied by a lyric video that features the lyrics on top of a portrait of the Donald. Watch below, followed by the song’s lyrics. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down’s most recent album was Astonished Man, released earlier this year.

Nguyen had this to say about the song in a statement: “The verses are a kind of dazed appeal to those who might vote for him. I’m trying to understand why, because I think he is a monstrous sore of a liability. By the time I hit the choruses, I’ve worked myself into a frenzy considering his candidacy. I believe it is important to have an outlet for panic and irate disbelief. This song was written and recorded before the bus clips surprised no one. Please vote.”

“Before You Vote” Lyrics:

Ok babe you proved your point
No need to take it to November
Tiny-minded man of few syllables and a temper

Low-blow fashionable fear and loathing
Bullshit wolf in outsourced sheep’s clothing

Before you vote could we talk about it (x4)

You know you come from people who
Come from people who
were not born here either

I lie awake
Oh my god no
No fucking way

Maybe I can see why
Maybe I can
Maybe I can see why
Maybe I can

no.

I lie awake
Oh my god no
No fucking way

He doesn’t care about you
And he doesn’t care about me
He just wants his terrible reality show back on NBC
Honey he won’t give you none of that self-made inheritance
Shame on us for pushing you into the palms of tiny hands

I lie awake
Oh my god no
No fucking way
I lie awake
Oh my god no
No fucking way
No fucking way
No fucking way

Before you vote could we talk about it
Before you vote could we talk about it



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kevin bear
March 21st 2020
12:15am

Nice information post dude