All day all night uptight alt-right fake news you lose blues

All day all night uptight alt-right fake news you lose blues

mike skliar's picture
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This took a few days to put together, and its a lighthearted romp thru some tough political policy thoughts.
I'm fairly pleased at the way it turned out, not so much for the recording (which gets the song across, tho its not perfect) but for the tightness of the writing and the balancing of tone. Hopefully others will dig it as well..

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They get the white folks believing this point of view
That minorities and immigrants get more than they do
They get the poor folk believing they’ll be rich one day
And that evil government’s gonna take it away
It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues

Climate change is not real they’ve convinced their base
Cause what could NASA know about the earth and space
The oil and gas lobby a smokescreen they’ve erected
The same folks said smoking and cancer not connected
It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues

They got you convinced you’re gonna need more guns
Causing more school shootings of your daughters and your sons
They use religious teaching to make their case
But the Jesus I read about would laugh in their face
It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues

That’s the right wing playbook, the Republicans play it well
It’s a sure fire ticket to have all but the rich folks go to hell

They gin us up with fear of the immigrant
But they don’t care ‘bout hacking by the Russian government
House districts gerrymandered, its not just bad luck
If you don’t know what that means, go look it up
It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues

© M. Skliar 2017



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Comments

Right on the mark, Mike. Even though it's a mouthful, I love "It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues".

cindyrella's picture

One of your very best! You got it down to a T and wonderfully!

tsunamidaily's picture

nice lick, and quite the complex blues. to the point and on the money.

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

If you forget the meaning of the lyrics it sounds like a fun and uplifting song. Especially the second and third verse are strong. And I know what gerrymandering is, it's one of these quite unbelievable features of the American election system (another strange feature is the Electoral College).

marvsmooth's picture

Absolutely brilliant piece of satire here!

Fabulous lyrics, great music, and a wonderful performance!

Good

siebass's picture

Very poignant lyrics here, I really dig that upward moving guitar riff in the verse, very catchy hook on the guitar, as well as with the end of verse repeated phrase "It’s the all day all night, uptight alt-right, fake news you lose blues". Solid outing and execution, I enjoyed it. Sobering times for us all here in the states; a great political statement. We all lose blues.