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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:33 PM

Neil Young Rips President Trump for Using 'Free World' Like It's His 'Theme Song'

To say Neil Young has had it with President Donald Trump would be an understatement. After expressing his displeasure with the president after he played three of his songs — including “Rockin’ in the Free World” — ahead and after a speech in South Dakota, Young has had enough.

In a new essay posted on his Neil Young Archives website, the rocker says that he’s “reconsidering” suing the president over his use of “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

“I am changing my mind about suing President Trump,” Young began the essay. “Reconsidering. I’m looking at it again. There is a long history to consider and I originally considered it, deciding not to pursue. But then President Trump ordered thugs in uniform onto our streets. His idea. He ordered it himself. This is all DJT.”

He continued by showing a video where a Navy veteran was “attacked by Trump’s trooper thugs.”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/neil-young-reconsidering-suing-president-145216715.html

One wonders if Trump has listened to the lyrics of the song beyond the chorus.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:43 PM

1. Good Point About The Lyrics

This was a jam night song for us, when we hosted. Easy to show someone in 10 seconds, now they're part of it.
We even recorded a G3 style version of it.
I sang it.
It's obvious they haven't paid attention to the words.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:46 PM

2. Obviously Trump and his minions have never listened to the words.

There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world...

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she's done to it
There's one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world...

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world...

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