The Day Democracy Died

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED

A long long time ago
A Tuesday in November
When that sinking feeling laid us low
And we knew if he had his way
That we’d all live to curse the day
When decency received a fatal blow

His bankruptcies got no attention
Pussy-grabbing — barely mentioned
Promising a great wall
He swore to make tax rates fall

I still remember how I tried
To have sympathy for his third bride
But something rumbled deep inside
The day democracy died, but…

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Is Putin the one to blame
‘Cause we all know it was not Ukraine
Who lost it by three million strong
And do you believe the shit he says
Repeated by Fox talking heads
We’re quite amazed they fell for such a con

All the red hats at his rallies cheer
But there must be something in the beer
‘Cause if they had a brain
Then they’d know this man’s insane

He was a loser bullied by his Dad
Kept bailing out his debts gone bad
He craved the love he never had
The day democracy died, so now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Every four years we all make a choice
And try to unite our divided voice
I guess that’s how it’s always been
Now we find ourselves in this crazy state
In a war to vote for love or hate
And we can’t ever let the darkness win

Oh, dictatorship was not our thing
But electors picked a tyrant king
Impeaches sure taste sweet
Oh but now that’s all history

‘Cause when Moscow Mitch gets on the case
Then honor’s gone without a trace
And we all prayed they’d be replaced
Before democracy dies,  now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Face it, face it, he’s just a racist
And “white” is what he means by “greatest”
Rich and white is better, yes
A mobster with a crooked past
Who laundered condos for autocrats
But he can’t outrun the bloodhounds on his tracks

‘Cause the time keeps ticking like a fuse
Fifty-two percent are not amused
Too many to suppress Who want a White House repossessed
Yeah, we know that right is on our side
And soon we’ll look back full of pride
Together we can reverse the tide
Before democracy dies , now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Oh, and when we’re alone in that booth
All generations, age and youth
The time has come to pick the one
So come on, search your heart and search your soul
Don’t flush our planet down a hole
For an orange ass who’s blotting out the sun

Oh, and as I watch him on a stage
His lips — they twist in fits of rage
Playing the victim well
He casts his creepy spell

And as conspiracies on Facebook flow
We flip the page and just say no
Because only sheep would watch that show
And let democracy die , we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

I met a girl who chose him once
Now she regrets she played the dunce
And she’s a leading activist
I went down to the polling place
Saw lines for miles, all happy-faced
And the crowd there knows who they’re not gonna pick

And on the screens the pundits shriek
A slanted poll, an angry tweet
Hackers interfering It’s too late for a hearing

Good thing you and I and all our friends
Now realize our life depends
On making sure this madness ends
Before democracy dies , yeah we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye

Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy, we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy

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