The Day Democracy Died

Source: The Founding Fathers

Some of the Founders and Framers of the Constitution did more than turn over in their graves… they actually resurfaced to sing “The Day Democracy Died.” That, plus they “dig those rhythm
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Featured are in order of appearance:
George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

Below are the lyrics:

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED

A long long time ago

A Tuesday in November

When that sinking feeling laid us low

And we knew if he had his way

That we’d all live to curse the day

When decency received a fatal blow

His bankruptcies got no attention

Pussy-grabbing — barely mentioned

Promising a great wall

He swore to make tax rates fall

I still remember how I tried

To have sympathy for his third bride

But something rumbled deep inside

The day democracy died
, but…

No, don’t let democracy die

He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie

And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye

Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy

Vote for anyone but this guy

Is Putin the one to blame

‘Cause we all know it was not Ukraine

Who lost it by three million strong

And do you believe the shit he says

Repeated by Fox talking heads

We’re quite amazed they fell for such a con

All the red hats at his rallies cheer

But there must be something in the beer

‘Cause if they had a brain

Then they’d know this man’s insane

He was a loser bullied by his Dad

Kept bailing out his debts gone bad

He craved the love he never had

The day democracy died,
so now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Every four years we all make a choice

And try to unite our divided voice

I guess that’s how it’s always been

Now we find ourselves in this crazy state

In a war to vote for love or hate

And we can’t ever let the darkness win

Oh, dictatorship was not our thing

But electors picked a tyrant king

Impeaches sure taste sweet

Oh but now that’s all history

‘Cause when Moscow Mitch gets on the case

Then honor’s gone without a trace

And we all prayed they’d be replaced

Before democracy dies,
now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Face it, face it, he’s just a racist

And “white” is what he means by “greatest”

Rich and white is better, yes

A mobster with a crooked past

Who laundered condos for autocrats

But he can’t outrun the bloodhounds on his tracks

‘Cause the time keeps ticking like a fuse

Fifty-two percent are not amused

Too many to suppress

Who want a White House repossessed

Yeah, we know that right is on our side

And soon we’ll look back full of pride

Together we can reverse the tide

Before democracy dies
, now we’re singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

Oh, and when we’re alone in that booth

All generations, age and youth
The time has come to pick the one

So come on, search your heart and search your soul

Don’t flush our planet down a hole

For an orange ass who’s blotting out the sun

Oh, and as I watch him on a stage

His lips — they twist in fits of rage

Playing the victim well

He casts his creepy spell

And as conspiracies on Facebook flow

We flip the page and just say no

Because only sheep would watch that show

And let democracy die
, we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie
And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye
Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy
Vote for anyone but this guy

I met a girl who chose him once

Now she regrets she played the dunce
And she’s a leading activist

I went down to the polling place

Saw lines for miles, all happy-faced

And the crowd there knows who they’re not gonna pick

And on the screens the pundits shriek

A slanted poll, an angry tweet

Hackers interfering

It’s too late for a hearing

Good thing you and I and all our friends

Now realize our life depends

On making sure this madness ends

Before democracy dies
, yeah we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die

He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie

And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye

Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy

Vote for anyone but this guy,

we’re all singin’

No, don’t let democracy die

He’s a famous ignoramus — can’t tell truth from a lie

And if he wins we’ll kiss our country goodbye

Singin’ vote for anyone but this guy

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