Dear Leader

by J. Robbins

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Unfortunately, I share a birthday with Donald Trump. This year I decided to write a song about it to make myself feel a little better. Petty perhaps, but cathartic. Disclaimer: all depictions of violence portrayed in this song are pure daydreaming and should not be construed as an intention or incitement to commit actual violence. : )


Dear Leader: Guess what? It’s my birthday too!
Top of my wish list: to be rid of you
Fear feeder, sybaritic saboteur
Dear Leader, Dear Leader

Another trip around the sun
Me and this Discount Führer, loveless son
Who poisons everything he’ll ever touch
Smearing his shit on everyone
To show us all who’s Number One
Walled in, but not the wall he wants so much

Dear Leader, Gemini with just one side
I know that if you’re breathing, you are lying
I cede you too much psychic real estate
But now it’s time for you to abdicate

I wanna choke you with your power tie
Switch your Bronx Colors out for lye
I never thought I was that kind of guy
But all you can inspire
Is bitterness and rising bile
I’m desperate for the twilight of your kind


released June 14, 2020
J. Robbins - stuff and things, shouting
Janet Morgan - crucial backup
Recorded and mixed at home in June 2020
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio


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J. Robbins Baltimore, Maryland

J. Robbins has been the singer/guitarist and principal songwriter in several DC-and-Baltimore-area post-punk rock bands since the late 1980s, most notably Jawbox, Burning Airlines, and Channels. He is also owner and operator of the Magpie Cage recording studio in Baltimore MD. ... more

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