Talk To Me Internet: There Is No Bottom To Trump’s Behavior

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Trump continues to surprise me with how bad a president he is.

Some Idle Thoughts On #Writing A #Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The concept I have for a novel is pretty strong. It’s interesting and has a great built-in hook. Having said that, it’s a lot harder than I expected to get out of the outline stage. At one point, I was writing the outline out in longhand, but that kind of burned me out.

So, now I’m using a new laptop to write the outline and the story keeps evolving. But I see that as a good thing. Once I do finally get out of the outline stage, I think I’m going to just write a first draft that’s just something to get the story down pat.

The second draft I will write a lot slower. In between the first and second draft I also think I may do some character studies as well as pay someone to look over the first draft and give me suggestions as to how to improve it. Maybe. I really believe in this novel concept and I’m willing to do put my money where my mouth is. But that is a little bit down the road. We’ll see.

But, in general, I’m enjoying the process of writing a novel if nothing else. I am very much more about producing media as opposed to consuming it and I’ve been looking for a big project that would keep me occupied. Writing a novel, at least for the time being, is it.

Talk To Me Internet: Trump’s Beginning To Unnerve Me When It Comes To The DPRK

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I still don’t think there’s going to be a war with the DPRK anytime soon. But should it happen, for the first few days of it, I will be so angry that people I know in South Korea have been put in physical jeopardy that I will flip out on social media to an astonishing extent.

Probably it will be for the best if I don’t use social media for a few days should such a war start. I will be so tempted to burn every bridge I can get my hands on of anyone I know who supports Trump that the whole thing won’t be very pretty.

But hopefully that won’t happen. Hopefully we won’t have to worry about that.

‘In The Year 2020’ — #Lyrics To An Angry Woke Pop Rock Folk Song

This, in my imagination, would be an angry song like Neil Young’s Southern man. It would have that vibe to it, at least.

In The Year 2020
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

in the year 2020
if we’ve managed to surive
we’re going to have to vote
vote to surive
we’ve lived in a land of lies
where nothing means anything at all
now do we have the gaul to face our fall

in the year 2020
everything may change
in the year 2020
we will have no one but ourselves to blame
in the year 2020
in the year 2020

in the year 2020
we have to fight the power
like we did in ’89
but will we see the facts
will we change our fate
see the lies from the past
for what they are
or will we do it again
be brought to our knees

in the year 2020
I want to believe
that this won’t be the case
that we’ll change our fate
we’ll vote Trump out of office
bring things to normal order
that the government will return
to it’s rightful state

in the year 2020
everything may change
in the year 2020
we will have no one but ourselves to blame
in the year 2020
in the year 2020

[bridge]
nothing will change I’m afraid
I’m afraid we’re going make the same mistake
Trump will be in power for four more
don’t know if I can go on

in the year 2020
hopefully the Russians will stay out
email won’t be a big deal
but I doubt it
we are all so foolish
we’re all in such a rush
to bring calamity
to this great country
I see our fate
even at this late date

‘Hindsight Is 2020’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Rock Song

Just relaxing with this one. Trying to psych myself up to work on a novel. I like telling stories via verse and this concept is cool. I think we’re going to be hearing this phrase a lot, if we survive that long. I don’t have a beat, just a mood, as usual.

Hindsight is 2020
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

in the year 2020
if we’ve survived to that date
if Trump hasn’t burned it all
burned it all to the grown
we’re going to have to confront
the mistakes we’ve made
we’re going to have to admit
that the Russians weren’t to blame
we fell for our own damn lies
shouldn’t have voted for Trump
after we learned he rushed for thighs
despite the cries, cries, cries, cries

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

women and children will rush the stage
as the world is up in flame
the talking heads on my screen
will want to make me scream
but it’ll be up to you and me
to vote in a way that fixes this mess
but will we have it in us
to see the truth
the Republicans wish us ill

the facts of the matter
are not up to debate
in 2020 our fate will hang in the balance
’cause what happens when the lies come to an end
the whining is no longer and excuse
we’re going to have to face the truth
Trump may go at last
but we will have to fight
for that chance at hope

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

[bridge]
what can you expect
we are so divide I fret
that things won’t get any better
I bet

but hindsight is 2020
I can only believe
that we’ll finally be set free
from this nightmare

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

‘Slay’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

Now, let me stress that I know noting about music and these words are really just poetry meant to be sung. Anyway, I just find writing this kind of stuff cathartic and relaxing, so take it for what it is. You often hear people say “Slay the patriarchy.” This is would be a really hard pop rock song. I don’t have a beat, but I guess I have a mood. This would be one of those songs where the only thing people would care about would be the chorus. This would be sung by a woman.

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

the man is always holding women down
telling us to smile
tells us we’ll get farther along
by playing along
but there’s only one solution
to this problem my friend
only one thing to end our problems
the thing to do quick as can be is

slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I sing
slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I believe
slay the patriarchy, baby!

swinging their dicks
telling us to take another hit
we’re done with taking their shit
we’ve got a plan
we’ve got the place we’re going
the play we’re going to take a stand
we’re done nodding our head
we’ve got a mind of our own
no need to bemoan our groan

things are going to change
that’s what we proclaim
we’re going to slay, slay, slay
slay the patriarchy
do it our way
end the oppression of women-kind
just you wait
we’re going to do just fine

slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I sing
slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I believe
slay the patriarchy, baby!

[bridge]
the new age is about to arrive
one for us to believe in
we’re all going to be free
when we end the patriarchy

now just you see
wait when we get want
if we don’t watch the Times
we’ll be in the streets
busting out more than rhymes
our cause is just
history is on our side
history is on our side
history is on our side

‘Harvey’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Rap Song

I am writing this really fast and don’t have any beats, but this is supposed to be a homage to the lyrics of The Beastie Boys. It would be all but screamed, especially the chorus. This whole Harvey Weinstein thing makes me angry and so you get me writing verse in an effort to vent.

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

he can’t keep his hands to himself
grabs ’em by the pussy
like the president
thinks he can get away with it
and he did until just late
but don’t call me an ingrate
to suggest he’s finally getting bested
wrestled to the floor until he can take no more
thinks you’re a hussy if you don’t give to him
then calls you a whore after he’s done
who is this you may ask
glad you did
his name is in your head
let me spell it out for you my friend

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

he’s looking for his latest thrill
if you give him head
he’ll give you a three picture deal
don’t worry they’re be no scares
at least none you can see
they won’t heal in your mind
but he thinks you won’t mind
’cause he’s got the power
to do as he pleases
he thinks it makes it better
as he eases in for sin
only we can make it better
by screaming as loud as we can

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

[bridge]
now watch and see
how his supporters flee
as the accusations flow down on his head
rain to allow him wallow in the pain
but we’re only getting started

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

‘Calm Before The Storm’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Rock Song

Just screwing around. I can’t help it that Trump generates song titles and concepts at an alarming rate. Just venting in verse. In my imagination, these lyrics would go to an AC/DC type of song.

Calm Before The Storm
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

things are calm
easy going as hell
but things could change
there’s no way to tell
the president is a child
playing with his red button
wants to knock his toys together
maybe ring a bell
but in the end it’s us who’ll pay
if he breaks his toys in to
what will we do
what will we do
what will we do

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

nothing is going save us
from ourselves
no matter how much we dwell
we’re in for a hurting
we’re all waiting for the final curtain
our lives are at stake
as you can tell from my heart rate
the president’s insane
but he’s just getting started
when the end arrives
we’ll only have ourselves to blame
I sigh

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

[bridge]
fight the good fight
kissing each other goodnight
we don’t yet know our fate
but our plight is in broad daylight
keep me close
tonight may be the close
of history

we have to break free
live our lives fully
but what are we to do
when the president’s a bully
nothing will change if we don’t
we have no one to blame
but ourselves at this point

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

‘Life During Trump’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

This is just me screwing around. I am a little unnerved by Trump these days and I need to vent a little bit in verse. That’s all that’s going on. I want to tell a story in verse and this would have a really danceable beat like The Talking Heads’ Life During Wartime.

Life During Trump
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the end on its way I’m afraid
people are oblivious to Trump’s shit
but when he hits the button
we’ll be left to scream in the dark
all we want is the chance to get laid
but when the lights go out our chances will be dim
there’s going to be fear all around
in the dark we won’t be able to see the blood
the loving will be over
we’ll just have doom to deal with

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

things don’t seem like they could get worse
but they keep getting worse and worse
the quiet before the storm is here
we’ve been warned that all we hold dear
will disappear in a giant blast of haze
when will do something about all of this
the ding of the alarm bells need to be blessed
we’re just going to have to pray
that things don’t stay this way
and fade away into their destiny

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

[bridge]
we’re all in a crisis
it’s obvious to see
just flee, flee, flee
into the darkness of history
into the darkness of history

when you think couldn’t get worse
here we are
Trump is making a grab for the suitcase
and his aides are rushing him
hoping to prevent the end of time
all I have his my rhyme
hoping it will surive

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

‘Duck & Cover’ — #Lyrics To An Old School Hip-Hop Song About Trump & WWIII

This is my really quick attempt to write something like you might hear from Public Enemy. I have no beat, so you might have to change it some to fit a beat you might stumble across to use.

Duck & Cover
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

duck and cover is what I hear in the news
it gives me the blues how many of us snooze
we’ve got a fucking moron as president
he wants to start wars because he’s a punk as bore
the rubber is going to burn when the mushroom cloud is seen
I resent the facts presented to me
but no one seems to want to fight the power
like they did in ’89
they would rather stare into a screen
makes me want to scream, scream, scream
what is going to happen when we hear on the TV set

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover

it didn’t have to be this way I’m afraid
if only the Russian bots had not crushed our hopes
maybe peace would still be in the land
but there’s seemingly nothing we hear
other than duck and cover, duck and cover, duck and cover
when will we learn, when will we listen
maybe I’m just too naive
we all have red blood and that’s a fact
when Trump pushes the button and ends us all
we’ll all be black from our burns

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover

what can we do you may ask
fight the power in the streets
stop being a keyboard fighter
tie up your shoes and do your thing
to march in the streets
demand that we keep life on this planet
Trump is a fucking moron it’s obvious to see
it’s our task to get him out of the White House
if we don’t I’m afraid we’re all going to scream

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover