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45 Kool Ade

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about

"America 2020 is a land of cults – personality cults, death cults, conspiratory cults..."

- Sarah Kendzior "Gaslit Nation" podcast
www.patreon.com/posts/so-many-cults-so-40866243

This song is a reaction to the trump administration. The lyrics came fairly quickly in 2017. At first, I thought to write it from the perspective of a trump follower, with chorus lyrics as:

"*I* got so drunk, *I* thought *I* was going to get paid..."

Thought it might give an ex-Kool Ade drinker a confessional valve. And who of us hasn't dipped their toe into hero worship at some point in their life, only to realize it was a mistake?

But as trumpism escalated, it became clear that I couldn't feel comfortable singing the chorus that way.

I'm a Canadian who went to university in the USA. Very concerned with what's happening. Saddened and angry with the unnecessary loss of life. He and his administration is a threat to the world.

lyrics

45 KOOL ADE

Words & Music Andy Warren (SOCAN)

He said: 

I’ll have no time to play no golf

I’ll be working for you, all the way through 

I’ll make no cash, and grab no ass

Cause that is not what presidents do


So imagine your surprise

When that is all that you can see in his eyes

Drinking the 45 kool ade

You got so drunk, you thought you were going to get paid 

The 45 kool ade, but it turns out, you were being played

He said: 

I know the best, people & words 

I’ll build a wall, America first

and suddenly, it’s plain to see

you elected bigots & jerks 


And you should not be surprised, with all of his continual lies.

Drinking the 45 kool ade

You got so drunk, you thought you were going to get paid
The 45 kool ade, it turns out, you were being played

Bait & switch, Russian puppet, man o man, I cannot stomach it
And I don’t even live in the USA!

He said: 

There’s no need to see my taxes look over there and be distracted

Climate change is a hoax,

And I’m the best friend of all the black folks 


Yeah, you should not be surprised, with all of his continual lies.

Drinking the 45 kool ade

You got so drunk, you thought you were going to get paid 

The 45 kool ade, it turns out, we were being played

45, another lie, he’s such a stupid guy

credits

released October 21, 2020
Credits:

A-DUB: Guitars, Vox, Synths
GEOFF HICKS: Drums
DARREN PARRIS : Bass
KARINA MORIN: BVs
BONNIE NORTHGRAVES: BVs
KARL OYSTENSEN: Organ

Produced, engineered, mixed by A-DUB at CREW STUDIOS
North Vancouver, BC
crew-studios.com

Mastered by JUSTIN LONG at Barefoot Recording
www.barefoot-recording.com

With thanks to IAN SHEPHERD for pre-mastering advice.

Artwork is a combination of two photographs used by generous permission from these excellent photographers:

1) DOANE GREGORY:
"The State of The Union"
doanegregoryprints.com/products/the-state-of-the-union

2) JUSTIN CAMPBELL:
unsplash.com/photos/FSNoXRsXZm8

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