Leaf (skirmish)

Leaf (skirmish)

mike skliar's picture



Liner Notes: 

the prompt for this skirmish was 'leaf'.. I started with that first line and then went in a direction that I guess I was thinking about (not that I want to) and then decided to do a semi-improv. Actually did a few takes before this one appeared. For what it is, it was fun to do....

note, not safe for work, if you consider a few bad words are said...


You can’t judge a tree by one leaf
But Donald trump, he’s a thief

You can’t judge a book by its cover
But trump cheated on most of his lovers

Without fingers you can’t make a fist
But trump obstructed justice

You can’t always make it rain
Trump colluded with Ukraine

An egg cream has no egg or cream
Trump is the Kremlin’s dream

Oscar Wilde was a first class wit
Trump’s a first class piece of shit

Santa Claus has his favorite elf
Trump’s just in it for himself

Climate change will mess with water, land and air
Trump just hasn’t a care

A person’s brain is just about empty
If they don’t vote to get rid of trump in 2020

(and more improv, not written down)

(c) M. Skliar 2019

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


coolparadiso's picture

Got the point :-). Nothing like a bit of anger to focus the mind! Nice skirmish!

cindyrella's picture

Speaking the truth for sure. I like your take on the prompt

metalfoot's picture

I dunno Mike, don't hold back, tell us what you really think of Trump Wink

Fun song.

MarkG's picture

An unexpected result from the "leaf" prompt. I guess some songs are just busting to come out.

jcollins's picture

Hi Mike, I just scanned the lyrics and think it looks pretty good. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Guitar...vocals now...sounds good...can clearly understand the lyrics...la la la la la la ...lol...sing it with me...lol...fun stuff...works for me, Mike. A persones brain is just about empty...lol. Listening on the laptop speakers this time and it's pretty solid quality sound. If you need some advice just let me know....ok, it's ending nice outro. I liked it Mike, think it's a fun song and had some la la moments...very nice.

barbara's picture

“Isn’t it depressing?” Hahahahaha!! (Just when I was actually singing along. Your between-lyric-lines patter really makes this one for me. I like that you let yourself show through like that. Your sense of humor caught me by surprise. We need moments like that. Way to let your light shine.

kahlo2013's picture

Brilliant and fun use of idioms as illustrations of current political issues. Wonderfully creative and so spot on. This is really clever!

JWHanberry's picture

The sing along was fun but a little too happy for the overall theme. Good improv.

corinne54's picture

You've said it all!. The la la las are perfect!!