Day 22, Song 30

Cold War Kids

Locker Room Talk

Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Matt Maust (bass guitar), David Quon (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Schwartz (backing vocals, keyboards & piano, percussion, guitar), and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion). Their most recent album, Hold My Home, was released in 2014.

At this point in the game, taking a shot at Trump almost feels unnecessary. Too easy. More negativity. We're all so tired of him. But when I heard Death Cab's song, I realized that's a mistake. It’s important to state the obvious, to express those feelings in a song. Even if it's maybe redundant, it feels great to let it all out!


locker room talk  i can’t believe  you think you’re gonna get around it  dirt in your mouth  mic on the sleeve we all heard how it sounded  so many lies  ya think that its true  try walking  on water  with a brick in your shoes  you're gonna end up  drowning  —— ya conquer the small  to live like a king from way up in your tower  show us your hand  we know you’re just  bluffing you got no real power  keeping your word  don’t mean a thing all your friends turn in to enemies  how could you be grounded  the  hate in your heart    everybody can see  your head is hollow, man   you aint fit to lead  lets stand up and be counted  —— it took a long time  to break these walls  he wanna build em up  it takes a long time  earn my trust  gonna give it to the girl i love