SpinTunes #12: Round 1

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The Challenge:
Party Mix - Write a song from the point of view of someone who just won or lost an election. It could be a recent election, one from the past, or even a fictional one. It doesn't even have to be political. (2 minute minimum length) (they had 9 days)

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released January 31, 2017

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Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Concessions
That didn’t go like I expected
And nothing like we’d dreamed
It may feel bad to miss the mark
But good to have a team

Your trust has given me courage
And your hope has given me drive
If tomorrow brings us darkness
We’ve shown we can shine a light

So here’s to the losers
You can laugh, there’s plenty of us here tonight
Here’s to healing hearts and clever minds
Finding another way to fight

Now’s not the time to rest
But to plot our moving on
To stand and make it known that
We’re defeated but not gone

It would be so easy
To become the things we hate
To let our righteous fire
Burn us from within
Keep your eyes ahead

So here’s to the losers
You can laugh, there’s plenty of us here tonight
Here’s to healing hearts and clever minds
Finding another way to fight
Here’s to the fighters
Down but not quite out just yet
To keeping faith, refusing hate
And changing what you can’t accept

Here’s to the losers
You can laugh, there’s plenty of us here tonight
Here’s to healing hearts and clever minds
Finding another way to fight
Here’s to the fighters
Down but not quite out just yet
To keeping faith, refusing hate
And changing what you can’t accept
Track Name: Mariah Mercedes - Election Of Love
boy
who you gunna run to when the shit hits the fan

boy
cant you see you’ve made a mistake she dont know how to behave

you made a wrong move
she don’t represent you
i don’t wanna get political
but that girl is a stereotypical bitch

election of love
she can’t love you like i can
she don’t know how to love a man
love a man
love a man like you

election of love
she don’t get you like i do
she don’t know how to move you
move a man
move a man like you

boy
you know youre lookin like a fool

boy
i’m boutta take you to school, i’m boutta teach you the truth

you made a wrong move
she don’t represent you
i dont wanna get political
but that girl you picked is a rather basic bitch

election of love
she can’t love you like i can
she don’t know how to love a man
love a man
love a man like you

election of love
she don’t get you like i do
she don’t know how to move you
move a man
move a man like you
Track Name: Ryan M. Brewer - ReCount, Revenge
Warm air rises, but I'll stay cool. I'll lie low and watch you make yourself a fool.
You'll fly up high like a kite on a string... watch you look down on us and everything,
and I'll wonder why they all scream when you come around.

Kick the chair from under chad.
Dangling, he hangs from a thread like a tattered flag...

Hey, are you listenin'? You're no Jesus.

I've got a calling, yeah, I'm ordained. I'm gonna rid this place of every trace and stain.
Pay you no mind to the blood on my hands or to the cash behind the curtain's plans.
Trust I'm the man to brace and stand in the coming storm.

Kick the chair from under chad.
Dangling, he hangs from a thread like a tattered flag...

Hey, are you listenin'? You're no Jesus. You're not even Christian...

What goes around's coming around this time. I've got a bone I'd like to pick.
History can drown, difference abounds this time. I've got a hunch it's gonna stick.

Fairly pandered, gerrymandered me...

Hey! Are you listenin'? You're no Jesus. You're not even Christian and all your believers are stoned...
Track Name: Ominous Ride - 19 Never Comes
Behind closed doors
You've coalesced your ideologies
Before the council of the hook and hammer
It's plain to see
That I believe I am in the right
And right of mind
So now I face those 37 faces
Mercy

In the light of the back room haze
Everybody wants a taste
Some would skin a soul to pull the strings
And you've done all you can to persuade the table
All you need is 19

1 vote, 2 vote, 3 vote 4
5 will get your chances through the door
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Looking like they're buying what you been selling
12 votes keep your hopes alive
13 is the place where tensions rise
14, 15, 16 on a run
Or so it seems
An age till 17
18 you hope you are the one
If 19 ever comes

As the council deliberates
You look into the madman's face
He knows that you have seen behind his sheen
In his eyes is a glint of retaliation
All he needs is 19

1 vote, 2 vote, 3 vote 4
5 will get your chances through the door
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Looking like they're buying what you been selling
12 votes keep your hopes alive
13 is the place where tensions rise
14, 15, 16 on a run
Or so it seems
An age till 17
18 you feel that you have won
But 19 never comes

Judgment is a funny thing
How can they hand the reins to one
Who pulls the wings off flies?
And so you fight for all that you believe in
Hoping that you reach
Those 37 minds

And the world will never see
Behind the curtain
Where the council handles all the locks and keys
And who they choose to lead
19 votes is everything

1 vote, 2 vote, 3 vote 4
5 will get your chances through the door
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Looking like they're buying what you been selling
12 votes keep your hopes alive
13 is the place where tensions rise
14, 15, 16 on a run
Or so it seems
An age till 17
18 you feel that you have won
But 19 never comes
Track Name: Zoe Gray - Long Live The Queen
Basked in spotlights
Drowned in red
Now in hindsight
What else did you think you’d find
Crown of plastic
On my head
I feel fantastic
But I wish that you could just be kind

New order running here, time for a new reign
New sense of power running bloody through my veins
I only want my mother, I’m only seventeen
I only want to sleep, but, baby, long live the queen

I’d do fine on my own
If you’d just leave me alone
In my room with my crown
I think I could be okay
I could swim in the flood
I could bathe here in the blood
In my room with my crown
If you’d all just go away

Draped in moonlight
Virgin bride
Pretty tonight
And don’t you think that it’s my turn
Sew the stitches
Down the side
We’re the witches
But you’re the one that’s gonna burn

New order running here, time for a new reign
New sense of power running bloody through my veins
I only want my mother, I’m only seventeen
I only want to sleep, but, baby, long live the queen

I’d do fine on my own
If you’d just leave me alone
In my room with my crown
I think I could be okay
I could swim in the flood
I could bathe here in the blood
In my room with my crown
If you’d all just go away

I’d do fine on my own
If you’d just leave me alone
In my room with my crown
I think I could be okay
I could swim in the flood
I could bathe here in the blood
In my room with my crown
If you’d all just go away

New order running here, time for a new reign
New sense of power running bloody through my veins
I only want my mother, I’m only seventeen
I only want to sleep, but, baby, long live the queen
Track Name: Brian Gray - Abernathy Fitzgerald
Tough campaign; an uphill climb, now it’s time for poppin’ the
Good Champaign; so upper crust, there was just no stoppin’ the
Populace from hoppin’ the Me Train.
All high road; no bad blood from the mud they slingin’ on.
That’s my code: ain’t no sludge if a grudge ain’t clingin’ on.
I’d say “good game”, but psych! I win, so you can all like…

Suck it, (suck it, suck it). All you haters know you can
Suck it, (suck it, suck it). Y’all can kiss my ass, ‘cause I’m the man.
Especially you, Abernathy Fitzgerald.

Oh I know; I got no qualm with my promises to keep.
That sly dough guarantees I can triage in my sleep,
While the sheep keep peepin’ the freakshow.
Got your back; I know what side my ride is buttered on.
What’s more whack is the good and kind who blindly putter on.
You know you got to know, which way the winds are blowin’…

Suck it, (suck it, suck it). All you haters know you can
Suck it, (suck it, suck it). Y’all can kiss my ass, ‘cause I’m the man.
Especially you, Abernathy.

Aberathy? More like SCABernathy, amirite? Cause you’re scabby.
Oh, I’M the asshole?! No that sounds more like your mom!
Well WHO’S STUFFED IN THE LOCKER NOW, ABERNATHY?!

My snow job: it made you mad, musta had some salt in it.
It’s no prob when your oaths are acts and your facts are alternate.
Hey, what’s this note for you? Oh yeah, it’s telling you to…

Suck it, (suck it, suck it). All you haters know you can
Suck it, (suck it, suck it). Y’all can kiss my ass, ‘cause I’m the man.
Especially you, Abernathy.

Suck it, (suck it, suck it). Abernathy Fitzgerald.
Suck it, (suck it, suck it). Abernathy Fitzgerald.
Suck it, (suck it, suck it).
Suck it, (suck it, suck it).
Track Name: James Young - Vote For Me!
Vote for me!
I'll make you great
Vote for me!
Tell you who to hate
Vote for me!
I'll build a wall
Vote for me!
30 foot tall
Vote for me!
I'll slam the door
Vote for me!
Start a trade war

I went and got myself elected
Now I don't know what I should do
I have a need to feel respected
By all of you

Vote for me!
I'll bring back jobs
Vote for me!
And angry mobs
Vote for me!
You'll pay less tax
Vote for me!
Get alternative facts
Vote for me!
I'll lock her up
Vote for me!
Yeah she'll get trumped

I went and got myself elected
I've no idea what to do
I cannot bear to be rejected
By all of you

Vote for me!
Take back control
Vote for me!
Then sell your soul
Vote for me!
Let's make a deal
Vote for me!
Make piggy squeal
Vote for me!
I'll light the fuse
Vote for me!
Now you're fake news

I went and got myself elected
Now I don't know what I should do
I have a need to feel respected
By all of you

I went and got myself elected
I've no idea what to do
I cannot bear to be rejected
By all of you
Track Name: Kyleen Downes - Do What You Do
She didn’t win, someone else did
They came along, with a much louder song
The banners came down, signs collected around town
Boxes full of stickers and buttons, all those extras made for nothin’

Some folks say it’ll be ok, while others just look away
She shuffles on home, where she can be alone
The campaign shirt she wore is now crumpled up on the floor
What’s a girl to do when her dreams don’t come true?

She gon go have a cocktail and sit at the bar
She’s gon go outside and take a look at the stars
She gon do whatever she wants to do cause
She isn’t responsible for any of you

She gon lay around and watch TV all night
She gon make some popcorn and have a pillow fight
She gon do whatever she wants to do cause
She is not responsible for any of you

She had decided to run for a mix of work and fun
But after facing the rejection, she took some time for reflection
Thought about what she learned, there in was the turn
Her mood began to change when her thoughts rearranged

She felt strong in what she did, even though she did not win
Her efforts were there, she had shown that she cared
Handshakes and smiles, connecting with people for a while
She thought about all she’d done, decided she deserved some fun

She gon go have a cocktail and sit at the bar
She’s gon go outside and take a look at the stars
She gon do whatever she wants to do cause
She isn’t responsible for any of you

She gon lay around and watch TV all night
She gon make some popcorn and have a pillow fight
She gon do whatever she wants to do cause
She is not responsible for any of you

Ooo-ooo, do what you do-oo, things may fall through, but do what you do
Ooo-ooo, do what you do-oo, cause they can work out too, so do what you do
Ooo-ooo, do what you do-oo things may fall through, but they can work out too, so do what you do​
Track Name: Bryan Schumann - Royal Blood
Taken by death too soon
My father lies in his tomb
Cold and at peace in her shroud
I'll do my mother proud

Coursing through my veins
Is a liquid made to reign
Destine to rule from birth
A godsend to this Earth

Royal blood lives in me
Royal blood lives in me
Royal blood lives in me
But royal blood ain't all that turns a man into a king!

Royal blood don't make a leader
Won't make you strong
Can't guide your conscience
To right from wrong
But in this country's hour of need
I'll be exactly who you need me to be

I'll be your king
I'll be your king
I'll be your king
I'll be your king

With royal blood
This royal blood
My royal blood
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Bully For You
We started this side by side
You were along just for the ride

And 4 year in it felt so great
We signed up for another slate

But then I got an itch to scratch
You set the fire and lit the match

You've flipped on many things
I trusted you and it still stings

So I'm gonna start a party and Taft, you're not invited
You've taken down my 'nitiatives and now I am incited
and it's
Bully for you! Bully for you!

So follow me form Town to Town
If I can't have it burn it down
You've proven you can't do this right
We'll both go down in this fight

So here's the new edition from an old Police Commission
A man with fresh ambition, locked and loaded on a mission

The Sherman Regulations gave too much aggravation
So to retain my reputation - goin' back to lead the nation
Cause I'm
Bully for You. Bully for You!

(Spoken)
In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running his own Bull Moose Party against his former friend turned arch rival William Howard Taft, putting Democrat Woodrow Wilson in the White House.

Ain't that a Kick in the F-in teeth?

I tried to tell the world that you're not really Progressive
But I didn't think about this role you'd be so damn possessive
So it's
Bully for You. Bully for You!
Bully for You. Bully for You!

Speak Softly and carry a big guitar
Track Name: Steve Stearns - Overthrown
I've been elected a minister
But I don't know what for
First day: a trade dispute to manage
An outbreak and the war
Just yesterday I was some guy
who fixed the maglev trains
Now it's my face up on the Free-Vee
And everyone complains

The vote's done by videophone
And your thoughts may not be your own
We're all either droids or clones
I may not make tomorrow but tonight I'll be alone
Overthrown

To vote you swipe to the left or to the right
Depends on who you like the best
The winner runs Titan Colony
till they're replaced or put under arrest
Choosing candidates at random
may have closed a few loopholes
But if you can't refuse the service
then who's really in control?

The vote's done by videophone
And your thoughts may not be your own
We're all either droids or clones
I may not make tomorrow but tonight I'll be alone
Overthrown

The vote's done by videophone
And your thoughts may not be your own
We're all either droids or clones
I may not make tomorrow but tonight I'll be alone
Overthrown
Track Name: Ross Durand - Homeroom
I can see how she looks at him now and remind myself
That it should have been me
My speech was much more clear but he’s popular so he’s in ASB
So she won’t pass me notes anymore
I’m pretty sure that he’s the one she voted for

And I’ll just go back to homeroom, just like everybody else
Back to homeroom where I’ll here his voice announce the pledge
Reminding me I lost the edge
And I’m back in homeroom
Just like everybody else

There goes my lifelong dream of studying poli sci at USC
But it wouldn’t matter anyway if she’s not with me
So he’ll go plan the dances I won’t attend
Anyway I know she’d just be dancing with him

So I’ll just go back to homeroom, just like everybody else
Back to homeroom where I’ll hear his voice announce the pledge
Reminding me I lost the edge
And I’m back in homeroom and she’s listening to him
I lost the vote, I lost the girl, it feels like I lost my whole world
And I’m back in homeroom
Just like everybody else
Track Name: Jerry Skids - The Ethical Ballad Of Mayor Goldie Wilson
The Valley lies there dormant waiting for one man to lead
And in I ride upon my mighty proverbial steed
That gleam upon my teeth means satisfaction guaranteed
It's my rally
It's easy to be Mayor - give the people what they want
Health inspections waived for all your local restaurants
Yes, you can ask for anything, I'm this town's confidant

In Hill Valley
I pride myself in keeping these streets clean
Mayor Goldie
The Sherriff Bart of this municipality
Of Hill Valley
Integrity, Honesty, Decency
Mayor Goldie
All hail Mayor Goldie Wilson

My brothas have been kept down all throughout the 70's
So now I take the power from the Hill Valley Police
The homeless and graffiti could be a conversation piece
In a dark alley
Lou exclaimed "A colored Mayor! That'll be the day!"
Well, the results are coming in, it's Goldie all the way
How hard could it be to keep this town from disarray

In Hill Valley
I grew up here, I'm keeping my streets clean
Mayor Goldie
The Sherriff Bart of this municipality
Of Hill Valley
Integrity, Honesty, Decency
Mayor Goldie
All hail Mayor Goldie Wilson

My dear mom worked 40 years and got nowhere
The time has come to show the world that I'm somebody
And to think I'd still be a server
If it wasn't for that kid in the life preserver
Don't need your prayers
Cos I'm your mayor

Of Hill Valley
It won't be long 'fore we're out of money
Mayor Goldie
That clock tower is ancient history
In Hill Valley
Let's build a mall right by that ol' pine tree
Mayor Goldie
Today's a day that will live in infamy
Mayor Goldie
The very first day of my legacy
Mayor Goldie
All hail Mayor Goldie Wilson!
Track Name: Heather Zink - BeFührer
I've been disappointed for the last time
My hard word tossed aside, but I still have my pride
Is doing what's best really such a crime?

There's much work still left undone
So many battles yet to be won
So few are strong, too many are weak
But change only comes from the brave minority
It's not too late for us, or for me...
just you watch...and you'll see

We've been let down for 14 years
By failing leaders and degenerate peers
God put me here to repair destiny
I'll rise up here first and rid democracy
Then I'll rule the world...
Just you watch and see!

I have scar tissue and anxieties to prove
I fought for our Blood, our Land, and Virtue
Branded a failure and painted a fool
But I will be peaceful...as much as I am cruel!

You say we are great, no illness to cure
But if things stayed the same, we'd never endure
Our culture is lost, we're no longer pure
But I will restore us, when I become Führer!
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - Doom's Day
I am Latveria’s protector
I can soothe or correct her
And the UN inspectors
Are so many fools

All the armchair debators
And the Internet haters
Try to call me dictator
And label me cruel

But it's plain to see
All the people love me
And they call me a charmer
As they polish my armor

[musical break]

Fatigued of useless opining
All my enemies whining
I began redefining
A political tool

I appointed electors
To discredit defectors
And all the objectors
Who question my rule

And on election day
I've declared it a holiday
Unlike the U.S. in disarray
They all vote or there's hell to pay
And by Royal decree...
Every vote is for me!
So the whole world can see
My legitimacy

Lob zu Latveria (Praise to Latveria!)
Lob zu Latveria (Praise to Latveria!)
Und unser Koenig (and our king)
Victor von Doom (Victor von Doom)
Track Name: 27 Tikis - Kahuna Of The Corn Tropics
I’ll come across the waves
to sing it to you every day
and I can teach you how

to toss your cares aside
and put aloha on your mind
get you swinging to the sound

I’ll be your Kahuna of the Corn Tropics
oh let me be your ohana
make me Kahuna of the Corn Tropics
and I’ll put tiki in suburbia

I never thought I’d see the day
come along where you would say
you want me with your votes

So I’ll give the sun a wave
and soon be on my way
I’ll make sure to bring a coat

I’m your Kahuna of the Corn Tropics
so glad to be your ohana
you made me kahuna of the Corn Tropics
now we’ll bring tiki to suburbia
Track Name: DJ Ranger Den - My Fellow Mannabadoos
My fellow Mannabadoos ...
We’ve won the election,
we are the owners of everything now!
That’s how this all goes

Now you get to gloat!
You’ve won the election and you are the bridge trolls and everyone knows
whatever goes on past the curtain's not real
(in fact there’s no curtain at all..)

oh look! oh they’re making a scene!
just look what they're doing
Oh! No! They’re embarrassing me! … everyone who disagrees
may they spend millennia with their underwear full of fleas
my fellow Mannabadoos ...

My fellow Mannabadoos ...
You know that I won this this thing fairly. squarely.
and you know I keep score!
and if you disagree we’ll work out a square deal,
I’ve done this before!
(that’s what prison is for)
...my fellow Mannabadoos …
my fellow Mannabadoos
Track Name: Shyfox - Berdie
I stand here today
Like any other
Just a bit farther
from my goal

My glasses fog
Dust yourself off man
I see that my vision
Has always been clear

I'll never give up
I will fight the fight
I don't claim to be superman
I just want what's right
Victory wasn't in for me
But Don't you worry
A Little birdie told me everything will be alright

The votes are in
Your people have spoken
But my heart remains unbroken

No pyres burn in effigy
I lose with much more dignity
Not everyone can lose with a smile

I'll never give up
I will fight the fight
I don't claim to be superman
I just want what's right
Behind these wizened wrinkles reigns
A rage for rights, and better days

But Don't worry
You got a berdie on your shoulder
Don't worry
Do what your berdie told ya
Don't worry
And everything will be alright
Track Name: Lucky Witch & The Righteous Ghost - Spoiler
I won; victory turns to ashes in my mouth
Blood is running down to further south
I won; I knew before we met you’d make me sorry
Stealing all the joy out of my glory

‘cause I am the king in a crown of thorns
and I am the one wishing I’d never been born
and I am the one bathing in your scorn
I am the king in a crown of thorns

You lost; I thought by now that you would have stopped fighting
But you’re still out there scratching and biting
I won; I’m up here at the top with all the winners
But all my dreams are feeling so much thinner

‘cause I am the king in a crown of thorns
and I am the one wishing I’d never been born
and I am the one bathing in your scorn
I am the king in a crown of thorns

If this is what winning feels like, I’d rather lose
If this is what winning feels like, I’d rather lose
If this is what winning feels like, I’d rather lose

‘cause I am the king in a crown of thorns
and I am the one wishing I’d never been born
and I am the one bathing in your scorn
I am the king in a crown of thorns
Track Name: Caravan Ray - Party Games
I offered myself as a candidate for your affection
But I wasn't prepared for your subsequent complete rejection
I been walking round the streets shaking my head in disbelief
shedding tears of disappointment, morbid fear and grief

But I don't think that its fully hit me yet
Things are pretty bad, but not as bad as they will get

Well when we played those party games I thought you shared my idealism
But you grabbed that other guy like he grabs feline euphemisms
Its dark and getting darker but not yet my darkest hour
Though Im dirty and degraded like 'Ive had a golden shower

But I don't think that its fully hit me yet
Things are pretty bad, but not as bad as they will get

I could have been so good for you
But instead of building bridges you chose to build a wall
You just don't know whats good for you
Faced with two clear choices, you chose deplorable

But I don't think that its fully hit me yet
Things are pretty bad, but not as bad as they will get

But one thing reassures me as things fall into disorder
Im looking forward to a lovely dose of schadenfreude
Looking forward to a lovely dose of schadenfreude
Track Name: Jailhouse Payback - How To Lose A School Board Election
This is how I make myself feel better
Because I lost the election by a lot
I might have been the greatest school board member ever
But the odds say probably not

On the couch as the polls closed
Looks like I lost by a lot of votes
I tried to make a change
I should have done more to campaign
All right. Oh yeah. Uh-huh. Yeah.

I'm not so good with persuasion.
Not so good at confrontation
not so good at socializing
Public speaking makes me frightened, whoa yeah.
Oh yeah.

Congratulations go out to the winner
Hope you have a most productive winner
Jerry, you're gonna do just fine
Maybe in four years I'll give it another try
Uh-huh. Oh yeah. All right.

I'm not so good with persuasion.
Not so good at confrontation
I'm Not too good at socializing
Public speaking makes me frightened, whoa yeah.
Oh yeah.
Track Name: Kevin Savino-Riker - The Damn Breaks
It was never about winning
Our choice of direction affects us all
We'll steer ourselves to a new beginning
Or runaway straight toward a wall

And I thought I could be the one to pull the damn brakes
The one who saves face, not the one who raises the stakes
But you're in charge now and I pray your conscience awakes
Or consequences will cause a million heartaches

So what's your answer to me?

So much is riding on this
We'll scrutinize your every move
You've shown us how much you can promise
But you've got so much more to prove

You'll find you're hated and you're learning those are the damn breaks
You're in over your head and you're measured by your mistakes
You can't solve all of this with back room smiles and handshakes
It's time you listened to more than sycophant snakes

So will you listen to me?

Changing winds and changing tides
The times you lie are the times you drown
When the waters decide to rise
You'll not be able to talk them down

No, you don't wanna be on top of the dam when the dam breaks
Foundations are fragile, imagine the toll our fight takes
The march of the masses are known for causing earthquakes
You're just our employee, don't forget the difference that makes

Don't forget the difference that makes
Don't forget the difference that makes

Now you answer to me
Now you answer to me
Now you answer to me
Track Name: Alex Forger - Change The World (I Hope)
Won the election and now everyone will see
Just what I meant the other day when I told you my policy
Gonna change the world

The times are changing and I’m gonna be the one
To show my vision to the world and I won’t stop until I’m done
Gonna change the world

You’ll never knew how hard I fought
Everything I had to give up

But I’m here in office and I won’t let you down
I’m the man to handle power cause my ethics are sound
And I’ll be the President you want to see
I hope

The lobbyists are always knocking at my door
Say they can help me but their smile says the devil’s keeping score
Can I change the world?

This latest compromise I’m not so sure about
They gave me something but what I lost I don’t wanna talk about
Can I change the world?

I only tried to do what’s right
I know I’m fighting the good fight

Cause I’m here in office and I won’t let you down
I’m the man to handle power cause my ethics are sound
And I’ll be the President you want to see
I hope

My wife is yelling and the public doesn’t care
Don’t touch my coffee I swear
What’s more important what I say or what I do
You judge but what if it was you?

Cause I’m here in office and I won’t let you down
I’m the man to handle power cause my ethics are sound
And I’ll be the President you want to see
I hope

Cause I’m here in office and I won’t let you down
I’m the man to handle power cause my ethics are sound
And I’ll be the President you want to see
I hope
Track Name: Rob From Amersfoort - Why
Taking your decision I know you chose with your heart
In hindsight that may have been not so smart
What's happening now scares you a lot
There is a gap between what you want and what you've got

Why didn't you vote for me
I am the man for you
Why didn't you root for me
I could have made your world anew

It is hard to make up your mind
Trust someone who pretends to be kind
You feel betrayed when it turned out so bad
Seeing you cry makes me feel sad

Why didn't you vote for me
I am the man for you
Why didn't you support me
I could have made your world anew

Next time I'll win
Track Name: Adam Sakellarides - A Better Place To Live
Hello I’d like to introduce myself
As candidate for president
of the United States
I’d like to help you all I can

According to the facts up on this chart
To which I point with my tentacle
I’ll increase productivity by
enslaving all humans

I have won your nomination
But now I must shift to the center
And so I’ll reveal our master plan
As I recite another quip

The point is that we'll enslave you
And force you to strip your own planet
Of all its natural resources
As we return them to our ship

We will make a better place to live
We will make a better place to live

And now that I have won this election
I might as well tell you
Your corpses will be used as toys
For our children to teeth on

And many of you will be used as farms
From which we’ll drink your blood
Forever in a cage, so there’s no way
That you can run

We will make a better place to live
We will make a better place to live
For us
Not you
Why so surprised? You needn’t be terse
I mentioned “enslavement" in the second verse
We’ve won
We’ve won
We’ve won
Track Name: Army Defense - Elected
Up for election when the old man died
the board gets together, but there's a divide
no one's sure if he's too young for the job
Moved the family across the State
Now they're not sure if he's the right age
to lead these assholes where they don't deserve

The children prayed, the decision is made
you get what you get and you don't throw a fit
Old people afraid, and they complain
these kids are ruining what we built

Now there's a portrait in a darkened hall
Every dead man hangs on that wall
and kids make up their stories to match the face

The children prayed, the decision is made
you get what you get and you don't throw a fit
Old people afraid, and they complain
these kids are ruining what we built

What a strange way to build a career
Dad didn't whistle for a couple of years
Because music is how let us know he's okay.

He's elected
He's elected
And ready to serve
Track Name: Emperor Gum - Lucifer
When they stopped going to His Church I thought that they would come to mine
Instead they’re queuing up to take my place as the anti-divine?
When I looked up at these plutocrats who ruled to help but few
A plan to outdo these pretenders within my cold heart grew

You see this country has two party, a system I quite admire
For it leaves a broken country that's a roaring dumpster fire
For neither side needs to be good or smart or right or able
For in two party one need be but the lesser evil

So I put on the uniform of crooks and legislators
A tailored suit, a coloured tie, shook hands to open doors
I joined the opposition party to trick and cheat and lie
And I felt right at home, between just you and I

Some money in the right hands and I stood for election
To the House of Commons, the home of upper high class corruption
Now I had the trial of beating the standing MP
Honestly hardly a challenge for the likes of me

You see his mother had become my guest down in the abyss
And she’s all too happy to spill his secrets for a spell of bliss
“Oh, he’s been a naughty boy, you know”, oh go on, do tell
Turns out he will be joining her in the darkest pits of Hell

I passed on his skeletons towards the gutter press
And watched the government PR fumble with that mess
A landslide win in that bielection began my rise to power
I was shadow home secretary in scarcely half an hour

With the general election looming, we needed a new leader
Somebody with a silver tongue to take over, Mr Speaker
Better the devil that you know, than the one that you do not
Me? Leader of the opposition? Thanks a lot

My strategy to win the vote was familiar and simple
Lie to all the public, a skill at which I am quite artful
And the most important thing, truly tactics perverse
Whatever the government said, I’d say the reverse

They said “more wars”, I said “less wars”, instead let’s take that money
And spend it on the NHS, they believed me, very funny
“Cut taxes for the rich”, they say? Well, I will tax them extra
The people were overjoyed for a liberal agenda

It came down to the wire on election night
The internet was all ablaze at the poor country’s plight
At last the BBC announced that the count was done
And who’d have thought? Can you believe I actually had won

God came down to Earth as I passed my first hate bill
With a choir of angels and the ghost of Benny Hill
“I hope this is a lesson to MPs red and blue
If you oppress the populace the Devil gets his due”

Now I am prime minister, Satan himself is risen
The scientists are all gagged and the journos are in prison
If I ban all Muslims, why not ban Catholics as well?
It doesn’t mean a thing to me, they all believe in Hell
Track Name: Megalodon - Democrat Pixie
Democrat pixie of the ‘64 race
Melodramatic mixing up, but fell into place
It might be different
If we counted the dead
I might be pissed off, or I might be off base

Conventional wisdom had me losing to George
I might not represent you, but I won’t be ignored
I’ll send up Millhouse
And watch him react
I’m a dirty trickster, but at least you’re not bored

I never wanted to be malicious
I only wanted to keep the spotlight on

It’s true, I don’t play to lose
And if I still do
I’m incredibly shrewd
At playing a ruse
They get who they’ve chosen
And by the same token
The bastards have spoken

(as a) Republican strategist with sardonic wit
(I) had a supplicants candor but a devilish twist
It was all too easy
To trick Tricky Dick
Delightfully fitting, to see him have a fit

Fool Hearted Donald was the replacement he found
He took what I started and ran it into the ground
I was cringing
And you were unhinging
When you opened up the gate and inevitably drowned

Careening ‘round the corner of influence
I merely tickled the crowds conclusions

It’s true, I don’t play to lose
And if I still do
I’m incredibly shrewd
At playing a ruse
They get who they’ve chosen
And by the same token
The bastards have spoken

It’s true, I don’t play to lose
And if I still do
I’m incredibly shrewd
At playing a ruse
They get who they’ve chosen
And by the same token
The bastards have spoken
Track Name: Domingo - Bulería de Persuación
El Dios Mas Sumo
El dió a luz el mar
Mis perros seguían de cerca la presa

Ahorita, estoy a la merced de la gente.
No me arrojas a los lobos
Arriba las olas de fe
Para que vivirá a contar la cuenta

Estamos en la flor de la edad
Sutilmente debemos romper
La gitana llora por la guerra
la gitana reclamará su tierra
olé con olé gitana!!

Oh Most High god
You who have birthed the ocean
My wounds are full of their tears

For now I am at the mercy of the people
Awaiting to be thrown to the depths of hades
Awaked the waves faith
So that I may live to tell the tale

We are in the age of the flower
In which we must pluck delicately
The gypsy has began to cry for war
the gypsy will reclaim her land
Exclaiming exultations
We sing Olé long live the gypsy.
Track Name: Mick Bordet - Democracy Inaction
The cult of celebrity grew one thousand arms and legs
Became a cataclysmic crusade of likes and shares
Mocking the scientist, the artist, the humanitarian
In the name of the man on the street.

Did they mean to discard their health and security
To feed the poor bankers and weaponry builders
To clothe media moguls and big pharma gougers
To shut out the rest of the World?

And here we stand, bewildered and afraid
In the eye of the populist hurricane
Churning out statements to bolster the markets and our own fragile egos
Doing our best to avoid that awkward truth:

We broke the system and have no idea
How to put it back together or how to start anew

Who needs facts?
Track Name: Sumner Wynn - The Great Weight
All these plans, what a waste.
I'll have so much free time now.
Oh God, the speech.
Imagine myself on a beach.
They can't blame me, I did my best.
I feel gross, I need a rest.
But there's no escape.
I can already feel it.
The somber devil on my shoulder
At every turn
jarringly brushing my cheeck
allows me no solace, no solace, no solace
Can I resist sinking deep into the irony
cackling madly as the house burns down
as the corn-fed simpletons gasp bulge-eyed in bewilderment
fodder for the fresh forged crown
It's not their fault, it's indoctrination
it's not their fault, or some such jazz
it's not their fault, it's indoctrination
it's not their fault.
The great weight that was nearly mine
it weighs on me despite and still
And I'm queer with fear, that it always will.
I mean attacking the press is an attack on the 1st amendment.
It's the very first amendment.
It's like Mao's back from the dead
once more leading the reds
with the same inane rhetoric and propoganda
for the people, against the people,
onward, onward to autocracy.
Sycophants trading dignity for your daily bread
No resentment
No contentment.
Track Name: Turtle Fence - Mr. Brexit (or, Nobody Loves EU)
I've led a mighty struggle,
which we've won with reason and debate
To free us from foreign shackles
no more our rights to abdicate
Now let us cling to freedom
and to ever eschew hate
As Once again together
we will make our Britain Great

They called me Mr Brexit
for an idea whose time had come
I gathered every vote I needed
so why am I so glum
I gathered every vote I needed,
every voter save one
From every loyal Breton
except a vote from my own mum
Track Name: Edric Haleen - This Changes Everything
This changes everything.

Many of you have expressed reservations
About President Trump’s personality,
Communication style,
And even about some unanswered questions
About the presidential campaign
Before the election.

But this changes everything.

After [The Events] of [The Date],
It’s time for all Americans
To come together
And help support our nation
In the face of this unprecedented [Event]
Caused by [Antagonist].

It’s time to set aside our differences
And support President Trump
In [Response to Event].
It’s time to join once again as Americans,
Under God,
To protect our nation and our way of life.

This changes everything.

God Bless America.
Track Name: The Crack Fox - Erection
I stand
alive
i won. i'm one.
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - A True Democracy (Shadow)
Now, 2016 was a crappy year
I think that we are in agreement here
And though many bit the dust
At least it wasn't us
And we're still putting music in your ear!

I've been elected the new mayor of Spintunes
The votes are counted and there's only one
But it's a vote for me
So I'm probably home-free
And I'll work to make this contest great again!

Hail, hail to Spintunes
All hail to thee
Hail, hail to Spintunes
A true Democracy!

When I take office I will make my mark
But you won't find the changes very stark
'cept you won't have to pander
If you're a Michigander
Like you have to with Spintown as your monarch

I'd like to keep our standards very high
That's why I will appoint Miss Cherry Pi
To ride herd on Orion Sound
And help him hold the cursing down
And keep him "occupied" if he should try

Hail, hail to Spintunes
All hail to thee
Hail, hail to Spintunes
A true Democracy!

This verse is here to flatter those who judge
I know their reputations have no smudge
But Zarni, Nick, and Joe,
And Teddy oughtta know
The check is in the mail if they should budge.

Hail, hail to Spintunes
All hail to thee
Hail, hail to Spintunes
A true Democracy!
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke with Cherry Pi & Spintown - It Happens To Everyone (Shadow)
One night I settled my aim upon a fine dame
One look at her frame would light a hot flame
I told her Dr. Lindyke was my stage name
She heard of my fame.
She liked my A-game.

She invited me into her door... on the second floor
and I was sure... that I was gonna score, like the corps
On the shore in the war... and our rapport
It would be the stuff of lore
I turned my face to the fore, to the woman I adore
To pour out my amour,

but nothing more...

[trumpet fail...]

This never happened before... no recollection
Hopin' to have some time... for introspection
Tryin' to get in the mood.... for reconnection
Rekindle my affection... for her complexion
The sweet confection of - our love connection
Imagine my dejection at - her interjection

"Cain't... Cain't get it up! Cain't... Cain't get it up!"
"Cain't... Cain't get it up! Cain't... Cain't get it up!"

[scratch]

"Lindyke, what in the hell are you doing?"
"I'm doin' the challenge. I'm singing about a lost erection."
(laughter)
"Jeez"
"That's not the challenge. You're supposed to sing about the ELECTION. an E-LLLECTION."
"Oh. well that's very different. Nevermind. (It's still about a dick, though)"
Track Name: Andy Glover - Ratings Are Down (For Now) (Shadow)
I fought hard for your vote
couldn't change your mind
your ballot is a love note,
couldn't you be mine?
four more years of loneliness
i'll be feeling blue
more than anything
i wish i could be leading you

when i turn on the nightly news
pour me a glass of booze
all that i hear about
is my ratings are down for now

i understand you taking issue
with my business affairs
but aren't things more exciting
when there's controversy there
rules were made to be broken
but my heart took the fall
wish that i could get you
on a conference call

when i turn on the nightly news
pour me a glass of booze
all that i hear about
is my ratings are down for now

not for long
i'll turn it around soon
i'll earn your support
do what i gotta do
to fill these shoes