It is what It is

from America Can't Breathe by The Alternative Facts

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“They are dying, that's true. And you have — it is what it is. But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything we can. It's under control.” - Donald Trump’s response when asked how COVID-19 is under control when 1,000 Americans are dying every day (during Axios interview 03-Aug-2020).

When we wrote and recorded this song, the American death toll from COVID-19 had just passed 157,000.

This song is exactly 157 seconds long. Every second represents a thousand Americans who have died (thus far) from COVID-19 complications. Each of those people had a life. family and friends who loved them. hopes, dreams, goals, ambitions.

To dismiss them individually is heartless. To dismiss them collectively as collateral damage due to the Trump administration’s blasé response* to the pandemic is CRIMINAL.

*Track #4 (“MAGA”) provides ample evidence of the non-response, using Trump’s direct unadulterated quotes.

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from America Can't Breathe, released September 11, 2020
Music and Lyrics by The Alternative Facts
Performed and produced by The Alternative Facts
Additional Mixing by Thaddeus Moore
Mastered by Thaddeus Moore (
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"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty" -- Thomas Jefferson

The Alternative Facts roared to life on Inauguration Day 2017, taking our name from Kellyanne Conway's definition of LIES, which continue to stream from the Trump Administration on a daily basis.

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