‘The Wall Is The Wall’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Ballad

As usual, Trump tweeted something stupid this morning. The turned out dumber than I expect, but it’s just a very rough first draft. Made me feel better to write it.

The Wall Is The Wall
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

I’ve been a loon for years now
president now I spout off on stupid shit
the key to my success has to been my dumb wall
the idea hasn’t change at all
even though it has
the wall is the wall
the wall is the wall

people try to convince me we don’t need a wall
that they don’t make for good neighbors
and there is something that doesn’t like one
but I won’t listen because I never do
you can’t get me to change my mind I never will
the wall is the wall
the wall is the wall
the wall is the wall

when we’re dead from my pushing my big red button
it won’t matter at all
but I have the gaul to push for my damn wall
doesn’t matter if you have a dream
a dream of staying in this great nation
the wall is the wall
the wall is the wall
the wall is the wall

‘Lulz, Nothing Matters’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop Song

This concept is pretty strong.

Lulz, Nothing Matters
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters

Trump can trample our freedoms left and right
all that matters for me is the economy
as long as its humming a long
doesn’t matter not everyone can sing their song

when they come for you I’ll just laugh
smile right back you as you cry in pain
nothing matters at all so what’s the point
I rake in the dough so what the point
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters

the stock market keeps reaching new heights
I get to spend a quiet night with my wife
doesn’t matter to me that you’re in a camp
you should have just shut up when you had the chance
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters
lulz, nothing matters

[bridge]
watch me as I dance on your grave
you were my friend long ago
now you’re getting the smarts kicked out of you
why are you so blue?

I wish you would wake up to your fate
find yourself a nice girl to date
if you were getting laid
you wouldn’t have so views
I trust you get the point of my words
otherwise there’s nothing left of you

‘I Call Bullshit’ — #Lyrics To An Angry Woke Pop-Rock Song Protesting Trump

This song is me giving my general view of Trump supporters’ point of view. They’re all full of shit and talking to them makes me furious.

I Call Bullshit
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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your views make my skin crawl
I get a splitting headache thinking of you talk
you think Trump is going to make America great again
but the world hates us now
is that making America great?
shut up I don’t care what you have to say

I call bullshit
on your views
I call bullshit
on what you think
I call bullshit
you deplorable, deplorable, deplorable

nothing I say seems to make a difference
you’re member of a cult, cult, cult
Trump could whip out his wang on Fox News
and you wouldn’t blink an eye
that’s because your views are bullshit, bullshit, bullshit

don’t know how this ends
it doesn’t seem like it will be well
we’re going down a dangerous road
a dark path is before us
all I can say is I think your views are bullshit

I call bullshit
on your views
I call bullshit
on what you think
I call bullshit
you deplorable, deplorable, deplorable

[bridge]
your views are vile and ignorant
full of shit, full of shit, full of shit
you’re a member of cult

there’s nothing we can do
it seems but call it like we see it
Trump supporters are full of shit
and we’ve got to bring and end to this terror
vote, vote, vote, vote

Mulling The Political Psychology Of A Trump Supporter

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I had a long a painful discussion with a Trump supporter that just left me furious. It’s like they were living in a different universe than me. Their argument boiled down “Lulz, nothing matters” with a heavy dose of “the economy is doing well” and “Trump defeated ISIS” along with a side dish of “he’s securing the borders.”

What made me so angry was I would present the person with number of insane things Trump had done — things that would destroy any other politician — and they either lightly admitted it was outrageous or rationalized it out of existence.

The whole thing left me white hot angry that otherwise sane people could believe such stupid shit. It makes me so angry. I want to make Trump supporters furious. I want them to hate me. But weirdly enough they’re so numb to any disagreement that it’s like talking to someone in a well-medicated cult.

That’s really the only thing I can compare it to — a cult. Trump supporters are in a cult and they’re holding my country hostage. All I can do in response is vote. Maybe engage in some political activity to get help my little corner of the world.

But as of right now, things are looking kind of grim.

‘Standing On Principle’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Folk-Country-Pop Song

The music to these lyrics would be something slow and folk-country like a Charlie Daniels’ song. I got the chorus from Twitter.

Standing On Principle
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you perform or produce

the man on TV tells me the crazy shit going on
my friends support Trump but I don’t that for sure
they explain that he’s making America great again
but I won’t deny what I can hear and see
no matter what happens
I’m standing on principle
the one I was raised with that ain’t going no where
no matter what Trump may do or say

Trump’s a weak man’s ideal of a strong man
a dumb man’s ideal of a smart man
a failure’s ideal of a success
because of that I’m standing on principle
standing on principle
standing on principle

all I can say is if you love this country
you need to get to work
you need to engage your brothers and sister
we got to join forces to make a difference
we got to stand on principle
we got to stand on principle

I remember back in the day
when people were honest and true
when a politician told me something
I knew it was at least half true
but now, it’s all bullshit
what are we to do, what are we to do
we got to stand on principle
we got to stand on principle

Trump’s a weak man’s ideal of a strong man
a dumb man’s ideal of a smart man
a failure’s ideal of a success
because of that I’m standing on principle
standing on principle
standing on principle

[bridge]
things are bad it obvious to see
but maybe with a little luck
things will get better you see
you’ve got to have hope

I don’t know what will happen next
but the future looks pretty bleak
unless we stand on principle
if we don’t stand on principle
we got nothing left to fight for
don’t let them get you down
be sure to stand on principle
stand on principle
stand on principle

‘Shithole’ — The ‘City On A Hill’ No More: Reagan As A #NeverTrumper

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am not that old, but I am old enough to remember with the Republican Party was the party not only of Lincoln, but of Ronald Reagan. I came of political adulthood in the mid-80s, the height of Ronald Reagan as a near demi-god in Republican circles. I’m no conservative Republican, but I do remember some of the basic tenants of Reagan Republicanism.

Reagan was pro-democracy around the world, no matter what the costs. He saw the Soviet Union (Russia) as our chief geo-political foe and he had, first and foremost, principles he was willing to stand and die for in an ideological, rhetorical way. Or put another way, Reagan had an actual ideology, a vision, of America as “a city on the hill” that was a beacon to people around the world no matter what type of “shithole” they came from.

Even the most ardent Trump supporter, I suspect, would have difficulty telling me what Trump’s ideology is other than “make America great again” and building that fucking wall. The idea of American exceptionalism, that we are a city on the hill that not only defends freedom around the world but is a place open to people from any “shithole” around the world seems to have been cast aside like so much unwanted trash by Trump people.

It all kind of boggles my mind. The whole thing is bizarre. If you have any the tiniest bit of historical perspective on things, Trump’s rise is such an aberration relative to the previous path of the modern Republican Party that it’s enough to leave you a bit stunned. Republicans as recently as 20 years ago, were a party that had, like, principals and stuff. The were the comfy home of “values” voters who supported a witch hunt against Bill Clinton because, well, they hated his guts on a personal level because they felt “character” counted enough to warrant looking for something, anything to impeach him for. They got their wish, of course, be he managed to escape conviction.

Now, I don’t know what the fuck is going on. Everything is turned upside down. Things are surreal. Republicans are soft on Russia. They scoff at the notion that America not only would defend freedom but that our doors would be open to outsiders who are the lifeblood of our continued prosperity. It’s all very surreal for someone like me who actually has enough personal memory to remember the Cold War.

The question, of course, is what the hell happened?

The only answer I can think of is, maybe, Trump is an example of the “Great Man” theory of history at work. I struggle to imagine this clusterfuck happening without someone like Trump being the unique vessel of the resentment of the common man against the evil liberal elites. But Trump is so unhinged, so erratic and so devoid of any type of specific ideology that even though I fear he will be a two-term president, there is a chance he may be the historical equivalent of a Chinese food. Soon enough, we’ll struggle to remember exactly what all the fuss was about.

That’s not to say that, in a way, Trump is already America’s political-historical herpes. All those insane, young judges he’s appointing aren’t going anywhere. They are going to do real harm to the American body politic for decades to come and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it. I am still unconvinced that there will be a “Blue Wave” in 2018. I think Trump will attack the DPRK or do something equally nefarious and not only survive, but prosper for a full eight years.

The real question, of course, is what happens after Trump. Do things snap back into place, or are we fucked for good? Because of the coming of the Singularity and other long-term issues, I am more inclined to think we’re fucked. The question, of course, is, exactly how fucked are we?

The Possible Iran-Contra Endgame For #TrumpRussia

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

For all the liberal fever dreams about how Trump will eventually be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate, we have to accept that by the time Robert Mueller finally presents his conclusions to the Congress, things could be so completely muddled that it will be a moot point.

Add to that the cold, hard fact that Trump’s poll numbers are creeping up and Trump could very well pull an epic wag the dog by starting a preemptive war against the DPRK and you have a recipe for a Iran-Contra type endgame for #TrumpRussia.

It’s a classic instance of history maybe not repeating, but definitely rhyming. Iran-Contra was a huge Constitutional clusterfuck for several different reasons and the president at the time, Ronald Reagan managed to escape relatively unscathed. So, it’s very possible that if the economy continues to do well along with a strategic and timely war with the DPRK (and maybe some painful, uncharacteristic groveling) Trump could not only escape serious political harm, he could manage to prosper enough to have a second term.

The only reason why I suggest Trump might do the required public self-flagellation needed for the Iran-Contra endgame to come to be is what he did as part of the Access Hollywood tape scandal. He said he was sorry and he was able to go about his business. And, if Trump does, in fact, find himself at risk of being impeached, I have a feeling he’ll bend his knee to the public to save his job.

Though, I have to note, presidential second terms are not known for being all that great. The usually are pretty shitty compared to energetic first term. Usually, by the middle of the second term, Americans begin to grow unhappy with an president and weird things begin to happen. Trump, himself, is a manifestation of this. So, should Trump slouch towards a second term, some seriously fucked up shit might happen.

My biggest fear is that America’s already broken democracy is finally shatter altogether and there’s no going back. We will finally enter an era of fully “managed democracy” like they have in Russia. I used to think that could never happen, that America has too much spunk. But I’m afraid I’m beginning to lose hope. I’m beginning to fear that we’re fucked. I’m beginning to fear that there will never be a free and fair election in the United States in my lifetime. Or, if a Democrat wins it will be because of a really bizarre fluke.

It’s all very unfortunate, very sad and tragic. The major problem is we’re in an extended Civil Cold War with no end in sight. In fact, I might suggest that only a real civil war might end this turmoil. But the greater tragedy may be that when push come to shove there won’t be a war at all. The states will split peacefully for no other reason that they have, at last, nothing in common.

‘Hoe That Row’ — #Lyrics To Hip-Hop / R&B Song

This is an allusion to something I once saw Erykah       Badu once mention about the type of guy she likes. Anyway, this would be a hip-hop R&B song that had a beat and you could dance to. At least, it would be if I had any beats to go with it. I’m just screwing around. No one cares about any of these lyrics, though I may be annoying a few people by writing so many of them. These lyrics are from a female point of view because it’s more amusing that way. I like this one. It’s fun. Still a first draft, but it was fun to write.

Hoe That Row
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

don’t care what kind of guy you are
you can be short or tall
smart or dumb
all I care is when the time is right
late at night
you know how to

hoe that row
how that row
how that row

some people may complain
say I’m insane
that I don’t demand enough
from the men in my life
but what’s the point
if I don’t quibble with how I get delight

love is hard to come by
difficult as can be
the right kind of guy is apt to flee
leaving you alone to be
but all I know if
you can hoe that row
you’re the man for me

hoe that row
how that row
how that row

[bridge]
if you hoe that row
hard enough who knows
love may bloom
and my heart may spring forth
with the glow of the sun

it’s ok to get dirty
that’s why I believe
so if you hoe that row
just right you won’t mind the mud

‘Overtime’ — #Lyrics To An R&B Song

This is my homage to the great song “Primetime.” This song is about a couple who both work overtime so much they’re too tired to fool around. This is meant to be them talking about their struggle to get romantic. That may end up being too difficult to write, but we’ll see.

Overtime
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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[her]
have to work hard to pay the bills
too tired for any thrills
we’ve got two babies to feed
sometimes it’s difficult to make ends meet
but you still put me in heat

[him]
break my back that’s a fact
trying to put food on the table
sometimes wanna take you on the table
as you walk on by
you still make me hot as can be

[both]
overtime we have to work
every day it seems
overtime is where the money is made
but it gets in the way
of our love

[her]
we’ve been together for years
we’ll be together till the end
our love will always burn bright
no matter how many times we work overnight

[him]
my love is strong
I know you’ll always long for me
just as I want you late at night
when I need to sleep
we’ll make our ends meet

[both]
overtime we have to work
every day it seems
overtime is where the money is made
but it gets in the way
of our love

‘Extra’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Song

This is my attempt at just regular old pop song. I have no beats — and can’t afford any — so I just find existing music I think fits the concept and run with it. If I had a co-writer and new beats, I probably could do something cool with this. As always, consider this just a first draft.

Extra
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

nothing can be done
that can’t be done well
so dwell on this
if you want to be mine
you’re going to have deal
with me
and my inclination
to be little extra

nothing is simple
with me in your life
just wait for the delight

I’m going to be extra
no matter what you say
extra is just my way
extra is just my way

you think you got me figured out
understand what I’m all about
but me being extra is not act
that’s a fact you’ll have to see
when you’re alone with me

nothing is simple
with me in your life
just wait for the delight

I’m going to be extra
no matter what you say
extra is just my way
extra is just my way

[bridge]
you think you can understand me
think you can impress me with bling
but you have to know
my extra is me to my core
so don’t be a bore

when the lights are down low
you’ll know why you put up with my shit
you’ll get my drift cause I’ll make it simple
I’ll go the extra mile
to put a smile on your face