Saturday, November 07, 2020

Shelter From the Storm 2020 Election Edition

 By Eric Segall

Twas in another election, one of toil and blood; When Trumpism was a sickness and the road was full of mud; He came from a gold plated bathroom, a creature void of form;
He spilled his bile all over us; And we entered into the storm

Not a word he spoke was gentle, there was so much risk involved; Everything up to that point had been left unresolved; We tried imagining a place where it's always safe and warm, but 2016 was terrible, and we entered into the storm

I was burned out from exhaustion, disgusted by the man; he divided us like no other, all across the land; He picked Pence as his VP, which was equally bad form, and back in 2016, we entered into the storm

Trump put a wall between us, something had been lost; we took too much for granted, we got our signals crossed; we thought he’d never win, but then we all were torn; and then in 2016 we entered into the storm

His judges walk on hard nails and Fed Soc picked them all; Trump's bluster was all show while his base heard his call; McGhan did the dirty work and blew his hateful horn; and in 2016 we entered into the storm

On many a private golf course, he avoided doing his job, while bargaining for his hotels, he remained a lethal slob; he took away our dignity and repaid us all with scorn, and in 2016 we entered into the storm

In cities across our country, Trump lied about our woes, He didn’t care for our salvation and gave us a lethal dose; we offered up our innocence but got repaid with scorn, And in 2016, we entered into the storm

But then we turned around and Biden was standin' there; With Kamala right behind him, and silver in his hair, They came upon us so gracefully and took Trump’s crown of thorns; Come in, they said so warmly, we'll give you shelter from the storm

Now I hear delight across the land, people no longer so forelorn; music playing by the E Street Band, and a new era is born; we danced in the streets to celebrate, the hate at last all gone, Come in, they said so gratefully, we'll give ya shelter from the storm

Now I'm livin' in a different country, it will be a different time; With Joe and Kamala in power, we’ll walk a different line; I no longer worry for the children who in time will soon will be born, Come in they said so gratefully, we'll give ya shelter from the storm;

Now we must all come together, a country for one and all, when we unite as one, we can surely avoid the fall, Joe and Kamala understand we must love one another and that's fine form; Come in they said so gratefully, we will give ya shelter from the storm.

5 comments:

Joe said...

Biden being POTUS means the nation doesn't have to always say they are sorry.

meads said...

Dylan would approve .

Eric Segall said...

Thanks guys!!

David Ricardo said...

Kudos!!!

Michael A Livingston said...

This is almost as good as the original, although it lacks the repeated New Testament references (crown of thorns, gambled for my clothes, etc.). Perhaps not accidental?