The silver lining to the orange disaster

The silver lining to the orange disaster

mike skliar's picture

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This is a kind of meta song about the fact that, in effect.... 'songwriting in the age of trump' is easy as there's a never ending series of horrible things to write about'

Since I long ago nicknamed him the 'orange disaster' (for that hair color/skin color, etc) the opening/title phrase 'silver lining to the orange disaster' seemed to work.. and I went with the color theme for the rest.

Kind of free-form.

have fun listening!

Lyrics: 

One silver lining to the orange disaster
When his actions make me see red
I escape the blues by writing songs its true
I don’t let purple rage go to my head

Get it down in black and white
and I start feeling right
I say orange you glad
that tho he makes me feel sad
I’m still tickled pink
when a song I can think (up)
And when that orange clown’s
led off in stripes and a frown
My blues will turn to sunshine
and all will be fine

When that orange disaster is gone
Till then the silver lining is… another song

One silver lining to the orange disaster
When his actions make me see red
I escape the blues by writing songs its true
I don’t let purple rage go to my head

(c) M. Skliar 2019



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

A very creative way to use the different colors in conjunction with the Orange disaster! It does help to write, doesn't it?

coolparadiso's picture

yes you wonder what you did without him - musically that is! big drums, nice harmonica. nice

wobbie wobbit's picture

love that intro! love what you have done with the colours. big smiles throughout, love your delivery this has such a cool groove, really fun and glad you at least get songs out of the orange disaster.

billwhite51's picture

it is refreshing to hear a blues that is not confined to a rigid structure...the theme brings back the elation i felt when bush finally took the plane out of washington and obama stepped in...as well as the day clintons inauguration put an end to the dreadful reagan bush era. unfortunately, the elation didn last as the foreign and domestic policies of the US were too firmly in place for the election of a new president to effect any real change in the countries direction. still, we can hope the election takes us forward into a new era, and not back to the old empire building, regime changing, witch hunting nonsense of the past.