Song of the Day #3,028: ‘Can’t You Tell?’ – Aimee Mann

aimeemann2Next up in the 30 Days, 30 Songs project is Aimee Mann, with an anti-Trump song that seeks to understand how he wound up in this position to begin with.

Like many people, Mann believes that Trump doesn’t really want to be president, that he fell into this role almost by accident and certainly with no expectation that he could actually win the thing.

Here’s how she describes her song:

I wanted to write about Trump in the first person because I think it’s more interesting to speculate on what people’s inner life might be. I had heard a theory that Trump’s interest in running for President was really kicked off at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s dinner when President Obama basically roasted him, so that’s where I started. And my own feeling was that it wasn’t really the job itself he wanted, but the thrill of running and winning, and that maybe it had all gotten out of hand and was a runaway train that he couldn’t stop.

And here’s the song:

That bastard making fun of me in front of all my peers
Those people think I own this town, you’re stripping all my gears
Well guess what Mr. President, I’ll be seeing you
In four years

Though on the campaign trail the papers paint me like a clown
Still all I see are crowds who want to fit me for a crown
I point out all my enemies just so my fans
Bring them down

Isn’t anybody going to stop me?
I don’t want this job
I don’t want this job, my god
Can’t you tell
I’m unwell

You try to pin me down but you don’t really try that hard
I throw out any shit I want and no one trumps that card
So dazzled and distracted by your fantasy
Of Hildegard

Isn’t anybody going to stop me?
I don’t want this job
I don’t want this job, my god
Can’t you tell
I’m unwell

You ask about my plan but baby my plan is to win
I wind up all the tops and watch the others keep the spin
You handing me grenades is just compelling me
To pull the pin

Isn’t anybody going to stop me?
I don’t want this job
I can’t do this job, my god
Can’t you tell
I’m unwell

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,028: ‘Can’t You Tell?’ – Aimee Mann

  1. Dana says:

    Well, I’ve been saying that Trump doesn’t want to really win since the beginning, though I am far from the only one who believes that. I think he has a final opportunity in the last debate tomorrow to seal his fate, so look for him to really lower the bar even further, if that is possible at this point.

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