Sunday, September 20, 2015

Someone Adapt this for Trump's Theme Song

Roy's latest column name dropped one of my all-time favorite bands, Belfast's Stiff Little Fingers. Needless to say, I've been on a big SLF kick for the past couple of days. With Donald Trump's campaign slogan being "Making America Great Again", I figure somebody could adapt SLF's song "Fly the Flag" as Trump's theme song:

Gimme a country that's red white and blue
Gimme the British way honest and true
Gimme the chance to be one of the few
Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme

Gimme a kingdom where people are free
Free to do and free to be
Free to screw you before you screw me
Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme

'Cause I'm alright
I'm alright, Union Jack
Fly the flag

Gimme a Britain that's got back the Great
A race of winners not cramped by the State
And only the helpless get left at the gate
Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme

Substitute "U.S." for "Britain" and "Stars and Stripes" for "Union Jack", and you've got the perfect distillation of the GOP frontrunner's platform... the third verse is pretty much the GOP ethos in a nutshell.

Here's another great live version, from a performance in Germany... the spoken intro is great, and the band cleverly substitutes the "Deutschlandlied" for "Rule, Britannia!" in the bridge:

Somebody please adapt this song for Trump, that dumbass wouldn't even realize that it's a mockery of his campaign.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Trunp's self-awareness isn't yuuge?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Nah, he thinks he's a self-made man, when he's really just a trust fund kid.

swkellogg said...


Although "Alternative Asshole" would be more of a challenge.