Song of the Day #3,045: ‘Backwards Blues’ – Adia Victoria

adia_victoriaOur final anti-Trump song of the week comes courtesy of Adia Victoria, a “gothic blues” singer-songwriter based in Nashville.

This is one of the better songs in the 30 Days, 30 Songs project, both in concept and execution. Victoria’s track is a mournful acknowledgement that Trump’s success proves nearly half the country is, to quote our next president, deplorable.

Here’s her intro:

Perhaps the greatest irony is how a campaign fueled by outright lies reveals a deep-seated kernel of truth of what far too many Americans hold up as sacred: massive wealth, the sway of celebrity, branding, power, and greed.

I don’t want to say that he’s the president we deserve, yet here we are.

And here’s the song:

Look at all the signs
Waving in the breeze
Such a silly sight I never thought I’d see

I feel it in the air
It’s washing over me
Soon enough the tide
Will drag us all to sea

So now we’re traveling backwards
We are traveling backwards

He promised you the future
Say he got a plan
When it took his daddy’s fortune
To make that boy a man

The truth is all around
Plain enough to see
He wanna turn the clock
Back on you and me

So now we’re traveling backwards
We are traveling backwards

I might be okay if I couldn’t say
He was speaking to half of us
I might be okay if I could say
There was one of them to trust

So now we’re traveling backwards
We are traveling backwards

I must be okay if could say
He wasn’t so dangerous

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,045: ‘Backwards Blues’ – Adia Victoria

  1. Dana says:

    so true, unforunately.

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