(April 30, 2017): Arlo Guthrie – Presidential Rag

From the 1974 album, Arlo Guthrie. The songs on this LP seem to foresee today, with titles like Deportees, Children of Abraham, Presidential Rag, and even Bling Blang (although used as an onomatopoeia). While this song addressed a different Presidency, some of the lyrics seem apropos 100 day in to the Trump Administration, with only slight tweaking indicted in brackets:

You [say “this is more work than in my previous life, I thought it would be easier”]
Well that ain’t hard too see
You must have been fooled by your friends across the sea
And maybe you were fooled again by your people here at home
Because nobody could talk like you
And know what’s going on
Nobody elected your family
And we didn’t elect your friends
No one voted for your advisers
And nobody wants the men
You’re the one we voted for, so you must take the blame
For handing out authority to men who were insane

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