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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:50 PM

 

What song best fits your candidate?

I started a thread earlier today about Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods opened a Beto event this week and how I thought the lyrics (chorus especially) to "Get Together" were such a good fit for Beto.

I thought it would be fun to broaden this and bring some positive musical energy to our discussion of candidates. The last week has not always been so positive on DU so maybe this will give a lighthearted break to the other threads.

What song do you dream about playing in the background as your candidate takes the stage? What song would you like to rock out to on your headphones as you go house to house (far distance houses, lol) canvassing for your candidate?

Here are the lyrics to the chorus of "Get Together" that I mentioned as a good fit for Beto:

"Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now"

And of course I can't talk songs and Beto without mentioning the song Willie Nelson wrote for Beto, "Vote 'Em Out". Willie just recently confirmed his continued endorsement of Beto but these lyrics will apply to whoever ends up as the nominee against Trump and the Republicans:
"Vote 'Em Out"

If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start that show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

If it's a bunch of clowns you voted in
Election Day is comin' 'round again
If you don't like it now
If it's more than you'll allow
If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start the show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
If you don't like who's in there, well vote 'em out"

And a link to Willie's studio version of this song https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/willie-nelsons-studio-version-vote-em-out-736172/

Now let's hear from you about songs for your candidate ...
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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essadaw Jun 2019 OP
bluewater Jun 2019 #1
underthematrix Jun 2019 #2
crazytown Jun 2019 #3
bornsunny Jun 2019 #4
essadaw Jun 2019 #5
JustAnotherGen Jun 2019 #6
LakeArenal Jun 2019 #7
mtnsnake Jun 2019 #8
tishaLA Jun 2019 #9
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2019 #10
crazytown Jun 2019 #13
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2019 #14
Scurrilous Jun 2019 #11
Indygram Jun 2019 #12
rogue emissary Jun 2019 #15

Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:53 PM

1. The Times They Are a Changin'

 

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changing


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:56 PM

2. My Guy by Mary Wells

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:04 PM

3. Warren - Baby You're A Rich Man

 



(tongue in cheek)
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:34 PM

4. "Man in the Mirror" for Sen. Cory Booker

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Cory Booker

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:21 PM

5. Great songs so far!

 

I'm going to have all of these songs running through my head the next time I see each of the candidates above <grin>
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:25 PM

6. Don't have one but

 

Showdown At Big Sky (taps into my native roots).

Doesn't matter who the nominee is.


Alternative - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

If it's a woman? Isn't She Lovely
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:20 PM

7. Go ahead, hit Joe with your best shot... Fire away....

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:23 PM

8. I'm still undecided but I think "Old Man" by Neil Young would be appropriate

 

for the Biden and Sanders supporters.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:35 PM

9. Yesterday Sen Warren came out to "Respect"

 

Kamala should use "Yeah!" by Usher
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:39 PM

10. Given that Bernie launched "Our Revolution", I bet he would like to be associated with this one

 

It also originally came out back near the start of his political career:

Regardless of your feelings about Sanders, I always enjoyed this song (originally released in 1969):

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:33 PM

13. There's only one Revolution

 


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to crazytown (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:38 PM

14. I never tire of it n/t

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:55 PM

11. ...

 




Off the Biden playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ujhXmg8SXjdkdCZ2TchTY
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:51 PM

12. Great video in this tweet says it all!

 


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:15 PM

15. The three candidates I'm rooting for I'd pick.

 


Born to Fight by Tracy Chapman for Warren and wouldn't be surprised if they'd already used it on her campaign.

They're tryin' to take away my pride
By stripping me of everything I own
They're tryin' to hurt me inside
And make me into a white man's drone
But this one's not for sale
And I was born to fight
I ain't been knocked down yet
I was born to fight
I'm the surest bet
There ain't no man no woman
No beast alive that can beat me
'Cause I'm born to fight
They're tryin' to dig into my soul
And take away the spirit of my God
They're tryin' to take control
And monitor my every thought
I won't let down my guard
And I was born to fight
I ain't been knocked down yet
I was born to fight
I'm the surest bet
There ain't no man no woman
No beast alive that can beat me
'Cause I'm born to fight



For Harris and especial because of the viral video that making the rounds. I couldn't think of anything more beautiful and fitting than Andra Day - Rise Up.

Rise Up
(Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo)

You池e broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry-go-round
And you can稚 find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I値l rise up
I'll rise like the day
I値l rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I値l do it a thousand times again
And I値l rise up
High like the waves
I値l rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I値l do it a thousands times again
For you (4X)

When the silence isn稚 quiet
And it feels like it痴 getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we値l take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
And I値l rise up
I'll rise like the day
I値l rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I値l do it a thousand times again
For you (4X)

All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise
We will rise
We値l rise, ohh ohhh
We値l rise

I値l rise up
Rise like the day
I値l rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we値l rise up
Rise like the waves
We値l rise up
In spite of the ache
We値l rise up
And we'll do it a thousands times again
For you ohhhh ohhh ohh ohhh ohh (3X)


For my main man Castro. He came from humble upbring and now he should be ruling things. So I'd say Jidenna - Long Live The Chief.


------ fighting over rings
------ wanna be the King, but
Long Live the Chief
For a lil ol' thang lil boys bang bang
Long Live the Chief
------ fighting over rings
------ wanna be the king, but
Long Live the Chief
Yeah watch pretty mama while I slang my cane
Long Live the Chief
Uh
Cockroaches and the rat shit
Hand me downs with the patches
Mama put a little money in the mattress
Taught me how to make a silver spoon out of plastic
You can either sink, swim or be the captain
Get the last word I'mma get the last laugh in
Now they say "Jidenna why you dressing so classic?"
I don't want my best dressed day in a casket
You can either lead, follow or get out the way
Make a fuckin' move it would make my fuckin' day
Got a 100 year plan you jus' think about the today
Always been about time more than been about pay
Can't rump with me
Usain couldn't run with me
Chief come to find you
You don't come for me
At best you can run a lil company
------ at worst, I could run the whole country
That's right, pimp game like a brothel
That's why, I don't judge a ------ hustle
I Airbnb the crib like a hostel
Summer rate cheaper 'cause the streets get hostile
Shaka boy, this fire from Mojave boy
So no I won't record for your homie boy
I turn the party out like a naughty toy
Then I go and hide in plain sight like a lobby boy
Yessuh, that's Jidenna on the banner
Ridin' for my ------ gettin' locked up in the slammer
Elders saying everything's a nail to a hammer
And ------ can't spell but we know our Instagrammar
Well done's better than well said
I read ------ well, a ------ well read
Really I ain't met nobody smarter
That's why I got admitted but I still rejected Harvard
I'm the fresh prince, in a school where they couldn't read
Mama put me in a school with the Kennedys
When I met Bill Clinton I was seventeen
But dead presidents is all my ------ need
Dining with the governor's daughter
And her father say I remind him of Obama
I'm the chief diplomat, every day
And I'm black and white, Janelle Monae
They wanna be the King, but
Long Live the Chief
For a lil ol' thang lil boys bang bang
Long Live the Chief
------ fighting over rings
------ wanna be the king, but
Long Live the Chief
Now watch pretty mama while I slang my cane
Long Live the Chief



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Undecided

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