America Can't Breathe

by The Alternative Facts

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You can lie, such a liar Somebody’s pants are on fire See the clown, watch him sing Diggin’ the Lyin’ King Lying’s always come naturally Though you call it hyperbole You invented a legend: 
“Artist of the Deal” Making it sound so real Lying helped you to build your brand Write the myth of the self-made man Then you got The Apprentice Everyone could see how you turned out to be Ruthless and conscience-free You are the Lyin’ King… Old and gross such a nasty thing Lyin’ King… Tweety bird with a song to sing 
 You can lie, such a liar Somebody’s pants are on fire See the clown, watch him sing Diggin’ the Lyin’ King Now you’re facing a new disease You’re not ready for times like these Talking ‘bout the pandemic See the people die Trapped in another lie All your money and all your fame All the pressure and all the blame Pin it all on Obama like you always do Nobody’s fooled by you Nothing you say is true You are the Lyin’ King… Old and gross such a nasty thing Lyin’ King… Tweety bird with a song to sing
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Once there was a selfish boy, Fame and fortune brought no joy 
Wanted to become the king Of everyone and everything... 

Foreign policy he does so well Distant lands need Trump Hotels Won't admit to doing wrong Although the evidence is strong Loves the bad boy reputation Doubles down in desperation Always lets resentments linger Gives the world his middle finger Used to getting things his way Cracking more and more each day Orange Artist of the Deal Gonna kill the rat who squealed Rivals are his enemies Started digging overseas Made some calls and said “hello" Offered up some quid pro quo Rudy says “It ain't no crime, The mafia does this all the time” Paranoid in Crazy Town Tweeting as he hunkers down Spinning madly every day Still the truth won't go away Spitting on the rule of law Ready for the last hurrah What about those tax returns? Nasty secrets we should learn Strap him to a lie detector
 Dump him in the private sector Make a deal he can't refuse Dress him up in prison blues Greatest man to walk the Earth Ship him off to Leavenworth Now he gets to make new friends Lompoc needs a few good men
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They know he did it but they turn a blind eye They’re getting everything they want from their guy No need for witnesses or treasonous talk They know he’s guilty but they’re letting him walk They’re circling the wagons and holding down the fort The ass-kissing lackeys on the Kangaroo Court They say the Democrats are making it up They pledge allegiance but they know he's corrupt He’s always been a hoodlum but they really don’t care The party’s on a mission and he’s taking them there The hearing’s disappearing ‘cause they’re cutting it short Complicit and dismiss it, they’re the Kangaroo Court Party over country with conscience shoved aside It’s Mourning in America the day democracy died They know the emperor is wearing no clothes They stay submissive while they're holding their nose They preach of family values with a little caveat The battle cry is “cheat and lie until you get caught” And even though the emperor was trying to extort, He got exonerated by the Kangaroo Court The Democrats tried but their efforts fell short The emperor is laughing at the Kangaroo Court Election is the touchdown, money's the sport The fix is always in at the Kangaroo Court
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There's a rumor goin’ on around here Coronavirus to play upon your fears So bring your shotgun and your pickup truck We’re gonna liberate ‘cause we don’t give a fuck Come on now (Liberation) Let's all liberate start spreading those germs We’re gonna liberate and die on our terms It's time to fight together It's up to us, now or never All you red caps ‘round the state COME ON! There's a panic goin’ on around here Coronavirus to play upon your fears So bring your handguns and your rifles too We’re gonna liberate and screw that fake news Come on now (Liberation) Let's all liberate start climbing aboard We’re gonna get ourselves some Darwin Awards It's time to fight together It's up to us, now or never All you red caps ‘round the state COME ON! We don’t need no reason to fight Let’s liberate, we’re all white
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It was the best of times Everything was going fine Now it's the worst of times I spread the blame 'cause it isn't mine I'm blaming it all on Obamagate 'cause he's the one that all my people love to hate I'm blaming it all on Obamagate Like I always do Media conspiracy Trying to get the best of me So I use the same lie I blame it on that black guy I'm blaming it all on Obamagate 'cause he's the one that all my people love to hate I'm blaming it all on Obamagate Like I always do The white folks cut me a lot of slack ‘Cause I’m the one whose gonna get their country back I say anything, they still believe And I’ve got a Trump card up my sleeve I'm blaming it all on Obamagate 'cause he's the one that all my people love to hate I'm blaming it all on Obamagate Like I always do
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Jesus is embarrassed by your Photo Op Gassing peaceful protesters until they drop He said to love your fellow man Instead you walk right over them 
Jesus is embarrassed by your Photo Op Gassing peaceful protesters to make them stop And if you feel a hint of shame, Just say you did it in His name.
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Bully in the Bunker… Tweeting while America is burning to the ground Bully in the Bunker… When the going gets tough, the tough go underground He’s been a racist ever since he’s been alive He tried to execute the Central Park Five* ‘cause colored folks have always been the enemy A black man dying with a knee upon his neck White House reaction is distraction and deflect No words of comfort and no sense of empathy Our fearless leader knows he’s losing control He keeps on shoveling bullshit as he digs himself a hole Bully in the Bunker… Tweeting while America is burning to the ground Bully in the Bunker… When the going gets tough, the tough go underground He’s still connected, we can tell by all the tweets He wants the military cleaning up the streets Pay no attention to the man without a clue Turns on the TV all the cities are in flames Such nasty people calling him such nasty names He plays it cool ‘cause Fox and Friends know what to do See the peaceful protest he’s calling the cops Mow ‘em down with tear gas for the big photo op Stand outside the church with a bible in hand “Love Thy Neighbor” - those are words he can’t understand Bully in the Bunker… Tweeting while America is burning to the ground Bully in the Bunker… When the going gets tough, the tough go underground **For more info do a web search for “TRUMP CENTRAL PARK FIVE NYT AD”.
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Got the word Antifa’s gonna burn some flags today Not on our watch… we’re gonna stick up for the U S A Gonna learn them Communist kids a thing or two Gonna learn them how to respect red white and blue I’ll see you there on the Fourth of July We’re gonna march on Gettysburg… The stars and stripes will fly I’ll see you there on the Fourth of July We’re gonna march on Gettysburg… The flag will never die Yeah we’re gonna be locked and loaded and carrying Brought shovels in case we need ‘em for burying Gonna plant the gun in their hand like we rehearsed Then we can say it was self-defense – they fired first I’ll see you there on the Fourth of July We’re gonna march on Gettysburg… The Stars and Bars will fly I’ll see you there on the Fourth of July We’re gonna march on Gettysburg… The south will never die 
Where the rebels made their stand in 1863 With a beer and gun in hand we face the enemy We made our stand on the Emmitsburg Road We all came to Gettysburg Antifa never showed We made our stand on the Fourth of July We’ll march out of Gettysburg And keep our heads held high
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Don’t let the science stand in the way Of putting kids and teachers back in harm’s way Don’t let the science stand in the way Our country’s schools must reopen today Tired parents need a vacation Children need the socialization Coronavirus sweeping the nation Roll the dice on the next generation Don’t let the science stand in the way Of putting kids and teachers back in harm’s way Don’t let the science stand in the way Our country’s schools must reopen today Kids and teachers crammed in the same room Cough or sneeze they’re sharing the same doom Maybe coronavirus will find them Maybe their best days are long behind them Don’t take the science seriously Just listen to the White House, not CDC We need to tune out Dr. Fauci Just listen to the White House, not CDC

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This is the story of former glory Angry and bitter he turned to Twitter The perfect soapbox to reach the boondocks Convince the white folk life is a sick joke Well Hey Hey Ho Ho… how much lower can he go? With Mister Limbo President there is no way to know Well Ho Ho Hey Hey… how low can he go today? With Mister Limbo President he’ll always find a way He let the virus further divide us “Don’t need a face mask” so said the jackass The China Virus so bad for business Time to reopen, or so he’s hoping Well Hey Hey Ho Ho… how much lower can he go? With Mister Limbo President there is no way to know Well Ho Ho Hey Hey… how low can he go today? With Mister Limbo President he’ll always find a way He keeps on spinning, pretends he’s winning Coronavirus? Just look the other way! Obsessed with Biden, but what’s he hiding Inside the tax returns he’s too afraid to say He rates himself ten out of ten And blames Obama once again The people start to die Let’s kiss his ass goodbye
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Naked Athena you should’a seen her With her face mask and stocking cap She’s not taking any crap The Trump experiment to stamp out all dissent Send the thugs to PDX Let them do what they do best Rubber bullets, pepper spray Tear gas if they run away Nab a few and cuff their hands Throw them into unmarked vans Protestors on the run Thugs thought their work was done She entered undetected The girl they least expected Naked Athena you should’a seen her With her face mask and stocking cap She’s not taking any crap No weapons, no clothes… the Federales froze No reason to shoot a girl in her birthday suit Kapitan said “Fire Away!” So they shot the pepper spray Through the smoke they heard her say “Peace and Love are here to stay” 
Athena wants to see A world where all are free To be what they believe To live and love and breathe…

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Dissent has long been an American trait One of the things that makes America great But now dissent is coming under attack By those who only see the white and the black The great divider must be stopped in his tracks No better time to take America back From those who would divide us For those who walk beside us Stand tall, stand proud, stand free Take a stand now, take a knee America has always been a big melting pot Your color shouldn't change the odds you'll get shot Philando [Castille], Alton [Sterling], Tamir [Rice], Trayvon [Martin], Michael [Brown], and Freddy Gray Why are their killers always walking away? Today we honor those who'll never come back Whose crime was nothing more than "Living While Black" Their spirit lives inside us Their memory will guide us Stand tall, stand proud, stand free Take a stand now, take a knee Some people say "respect the flag" They miss the point and that's a drag Dissent is what the flag's about You see injustice? CALL IT OUT! It isn't black and white It's one for all We stand united Or divided we fall

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released September 11, 2020

America Can't Breathe -- Music in a Time of Pandemic

Conceived and recorded in Portland, Oregon USA between February and August 2020


All music and lyrics are Copyright © 2020 The Alternative Facts except:


• “Lyin’ King 2020” (based upon “Dancing Queen” – Andersson / Ulvaeus / Anderson - with revised lyrics and arrangement by The Alternative Facts)

• “Liberation” (based upon “Celebration” - R.N. Bell / Smith / Brown / Taylor / Mickens / Toon / Thomas / R.E. Bell / Deodato - with revised lyrics and arrangement by The Alternative Facts)

All songs produced by The Alternative Facts (except #7 produced by Thaddeus Moore)

All songs mixed by The Alternative Facts (except #7, #9, #12, and #13 mixed by AF and Thaddeus Moore)

All songs mastered by Thaddeus Moore @ Liquid Mastering (liquidmastering.com)


Album artwork by @budinoallamenta

“Science” wartime poster by @Rob_Sheridan
“Pandemic Pavement” by E. Albini (reproduced courtesy of the artist)

The Alternative Facts thank: Jon Strong, Tom Kloster, Neal Marshad, Elie Cole, Wheels Darling, Brittany Soleil, Julie Montgomery, Cheryl Cohen, Charles Kuttner, Maria Williquette, Josephine Lee, Carina Henry, and everyone who has encouraged us over the past three years to keep fighting the good fight.

~ For Papillion and Marie-Andrée ~

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