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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1721010

Down, Down, Down

I remember how difficult it was for our Dotard in Chief to find any musicians who would perform at his inauguration in 2017. Perhaps he can line up Smash Mouth, that COVID-19 super-spreading band who played at Sturgis this year for his next event. Ted Nugent is another guy who might play for the Liar in Chief.

The list of musicians who have threatened cease-and-desist orders and lawsuits against the Trump campaign for using their songs without consent are numerous and legendary. The Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John and Neil Young are just a small representation of this enormous group who insist that The Burger Burper-in-Chief stop sullying their collective music catalogs.

There is, however, some good news for The Mulligan in Chief. Rumor has it that Warren Zevon’s estate has granted permission for the Blowhard in Chief to use one of his seminal songs, “Lawyers, Guns and Money.” Here’s a spoonful of that iconic song: “I went home with a waitress, the way I always do/How was I to know, she was with the Russians too?”

Turns out “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen, has green-lighted one of his songs for the Trash Compactor in Chief, but only if Trump sings the lyrics himself. It goes something like this: “Well, you let out one of your bored sighs … well, lately when I look into your eyes … I’m going down, down, down, down, down … I’m going down, down, down, down.”

Hope springs eternal! Vote like your life depends on it.

Pete Reyer

East Quogue


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