Day 15, Song 18

Filthy Friends


Filthy Friends is Peter Buck, Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill Rieflin.

We wrote 'Despierta' a couple of years ago, before Trump announced his candidacy, as a sort of forecast for where the country might be changing culturally and politically. The reality of the Trump campaign has been much uglier and disheartening than any scenario we had imagined. We hope with all our hearts that we will be saying “Adios” to Trump come election day.


Despierta, Senador The time is nearly here The gold watch strapped around your wrist must have stopped some time ago The day is fading quickly and the hour is nearly here The whitest chalk upon this land is about to disappear Holding onto the past won’t make it repeat It’s time to get up, I think you’re in my seat Lay down your pockets, lay down in your finest sheets I will roll you gently The kiss will be sweet Your time is over Your power’s peaked Adios, senador I have come to get the keys I waited and I watched and I lived my life in peace You ruled you made decisions without thinking of our needs You and all your friends feasted while we fought to make ends meet Now the country’s changing see the difference on every street -- Recorded by: Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Mixed by: Don Gunn Mastered by: Ed Brooks Photo by: Lance Bangs