Joseph Arthur Releases Lyric Video for Anti-Trump Protest Track "The Campaign Song"

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Recently, countless artists have musically weighed in on Donald Trump’s awfulness the lyrics of Joseph Arthur’s new track, “The Campaign Song,” are among the most direct:

Let’s make America great again
Is the slogan of the liar
Who is stoking up the fire
Of the racists and the bigots who are following him
Trump is a chump
Trump is a con
Old scratch himself

“I used the lingo of a bygone era [...] like ‘America really should boot bums like this out’ and ‘Old scratch,’” Arthur said in a statement. “I wanted to use the lingo of Trump’s elders as subtle form of linguistic manipulation designed to send him under his bed shivering like the whimpering maggot that he is.”

The video features footage from the RNC protest “Everything She Says Means Everything,” in which a hundred women posed nude with mirrors in downtown Cleveland. The artist who designed the event, Spencer Tunick, loves Arthur’s song: “Spreading the word through protest music and art has a long history in Rock and Roll. I am honored that Joseph chose my footage [...] to interweave into his new video. These women went to extremes to show their disdain for the Republican ticket.”

Arthur really wants folks to rally behind his song, so he’s made it free to download on his website. Watch the video above, and watch Arthur perform the song in the Paste Studio below—beneath that, find the song’s full lyrics.

“The Campaign Song” Lyrics:

Let’s make America great again
Is the slogan of the liar
who is stoking up the fire
of the racists and the bigots who are following him

Trump is a chump
Trump is a con
Old scratch himself
Selling us to Babylon
Cut himself like a pig
From one ear to the next
So we could watch him bleed out
All this hatred he’s vexed.
Him and his people
Racists of clout
America should really boot
Bums like this out
America in trouble
From within and without
Our freedom being tested
Just like crops in a drought

Let’s make America great again
Is the slogan of the liar
who is stoking up the fire
of the racists and the bigots who are following him
So let’s take America
Back away from them
The prisoners of fear
Who could never get it clear
That the hatred that they’re spewing is just coming from them

The days of free weapons
And mass murder glare
It’s hard to say Jesus
Or even God could still care.
Trump is a rat
But we are his hole
America now rotting
From its need to control
Where lunatics thrive
And idiots rule
and prayers for the dying
Are coming from every fool
America now shattered
From it’s stolen greed
Falling over survivors
Breathing heavy from their need.

Let’s make America great again
By not voting for the liar
who is stoking up the fire
of the racists and fear mongers following him
So let’s take America
Back away from them
The prisoners of fear
Who could never get it clear
That the hatred that they’re spewing is just coming from them

We know the way
So we gotta move on
If we want to make the grade
We’ve been enslaved
That’s the times we live in
Most of us are underpaid. X2

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