Song of the Day #3,027: ‘Million Dollar Loan’ – Death Cab For Cutie

death_cab_for_cutieWell, here’s something cool.

Dave Eggers and Jordan Kurland have set up a website called 30 Days, 30 Songs — “written and recorded by artists for a Trump-free America.” The idea is to post a new anti-Trump song every day for a month leading up to the election.

The same pair created 90 Days, 90 Reasons four years ago, a site that offered up a new reason to re-elect Barack Obama each day for the three months before Election Day.

This is a much more ambitious project in that it requires actual artists to write and record actual songs. And while it might seem more anti-Trump than pro-Hillary, the site does offer up plenty of reasons why Clinton is a fine choice for president regardless of her opponent.

I’ll feature the first five songs from this project this week, starting with ‘Million Dollar Loan’ by Death Can For Cutie.

Here’s the imagined Sean Hannity interview the band wrote by way of introduction:

SEAN HANNITY is mid-interview with presidential hopeful, DONALD J. TRUMP on FOX News.

SEAN HANNITY: Now Donald, have you heard the new song written about you by the indie rock band, Death Cab For Cutie?

DONALD TRUMP: I haven’t but I hear it’s terrible. Just a terrible, terrible song. Nobody I know has ever heard of these guys because they have no talent. Absolutely no talent. Small potatoes if you ask me. And that band name? What a bunch of losers. Bad!

SH: The singer sounds like a lady but he’s actually a 40 year old man!

DT: Well like I said I haven’t heard it but you know, it’s terrible. Everyone is saying this.

And here’s the song:

From a great height he’s looking down on his city at night
From gilded room of gold, marble and soft perfume
And he’s proud to say he built his fortune the old-fashioned way
Because to succeed there’s only one thing you really need

A million dollar loan
Nobody makes it on their own without
A million dollar loan
You’ll reap what you’ve sown from
A million dollar loan
Call your father on the phone and get that
Million dollar loan

His enemies can’t contain the flames of jealousy
With brutish charm the women flock to be on his arm
Because it’s a sign of weakness to apologize
And he counter sues from any corner he’s backed into

A million dollar loan
Nobody makes it on their own without
A million dollar loan
To cast the first stone you’ll need
A million dollar loan
Every ascension to a throne starts with
A million dollar loan

A million dollar loan
Nobody makes it on their own without
A million dollar loan
You’ll reap what you’ve sown from
A million dollar loan
Call your father on the phone and get that
Million dollar loan

A siren screams through the city as he falls asleep
The campaign begins again at the break of day

A million dollar loan
Nobody makes it on their own without
A million dollar loan
To cast the first stone you’ll need
A million dollar loan
Every ascension to a throne starts with
A million dollar loan

A million dollar loan
Nobody makes it on their own without
A million dollar loan
You’ll reap what you’ve sown from
A million dollar loan
Call your father on the phone and get that
Million dollar loan

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,027: ‘Million Dollar Loan’ – Death Cab For Cutie

  1. Dana says:

    What a great concept! It would be so nice if at least one of these songs became a big hit.

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