Thursday, April 12, 2018

Going Down In Flames (Lookin' Bad)


Writing and recording songs about the current occupant of the White House has become a coping mechanism for me. Unfortunately, the level of crazy in this administration is so high that this week's scandals will likely be old news by the time next week's scandals hit. In any event, for my latest musical exercise, I adapted a song that's nearly 100 years old. Special thanks to my good friends Steve Doyle (dobro), Bob Perlstein (banjo), and The Stormettes -- a/k/a Annalee Koehn and Ruby McDougal -- (harmony vocals) for contributing their talents to this recording.


GOING DOWN IN FLAMES (LOOKIN' BAD)
(Lyrics by M. Farmer)

I'm going down in flames, it’s looking bad
I got Mueller, Stormy, Manafort and Vlad
I'm going down in flames, it’s looking bad, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

Them lawyers just don’t want to work for me
‘Cuz I don’t listen, and I rarely pay their fee
Them lawyers just don’t want to work for me, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

My fixer needs a fixer of his own
He paid Stormy with a home equity loan
My fixer needs a fixer of his own, now Lord
He ain't gonna be treated this way

You can spank me with an old magazine
Just don't talk about the things you might have seen
You can spank me with an old magazine, now Lord
‘Cuz The Donald actually loves being treated that way

I make my women sign an NDA
And I might even offer them a little pay
I make my women sign an NDA, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

(REPEAT CHORUS)

I'll make adultery great again, you'll see
And I got a little thing for Russian pee
I'll make adultery great again, you'll see, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

When things get bad I holler Fake News
And turn on Fox & Friends to shape my global views
When things get bad I holler Fake News, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

Y’all know how this thing is gonna end
I’m gonna pardon each and every tight-lipped friend
Y’all know how this thing is gonna end, now Lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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