“Alternative” Lyrics 576

Topic: Donald J. Trump
“Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies

Sometimes I try to do things
And it just doesn’t work out the way I want it to
And I get real frustrated
And like, I try hard to do it
And I take my time
But it just doesn’t work out the way I want it to
It’s like I concentrate on it real hard
But it just doesn’t work out
And everything I do and everything I try
It never turns out
It’s like I need time to figure these things out
But there’s always someone there going

Hey Mike, you know
We’ve been noticing you’ve been having a lot of problems lately, you know
And you should maybe get away
And like, maybe you should talk about it and you’ll feel a lot better

And I go
No, it’s okay, you know
I’ll figure it out
Just leave me alone
I’ll figure it out, you know
I’ll just work it out myself

And they go
Well, you know
If you wanna talk about it
I’ll be here, you know
And you’ll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it
So why don’t you talk about it?

I go
No, I don’t want to
I’m okay
I’ll figure it out myself!

And they just keep bugging me
They just keep bugging me
And it builds up inside
So you’re gonna be institutionalized
You’ll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won’t have any say
They’ll brainwash you until you see their way

I’m not crazy
Institutionalized
You’re the one who’s crazy
Institutionalized
You’re driving me crazy
Institutionalized
They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was in my room
And I was just, like, staring at the walls, thinking about everything
But then again I was thinking about nothing
And then my mom came in
And I didn’t notice she was there
And she called my name and I didn’t hear her

And then she started screaming
Mike, Mike!

And I go
What, what’s the matter?
She goes
What’s the matter with you?

I go
There’s nothing wrong, mom

She goes
Don’t tell me that!
You’re on drugs!

I go
No mom, I’m not on drugs
I’m ok, I’m just thinking, you know
Why don’t you get me a Pepsi?

She goes
No, you’re on drugs!

I go
Mom, I’m okay, I’m just thinking

And she goes
No, you’re not thinking
You’re on drugs!
Normal people don’t act that way!

I go
Mom, just get me a Pepsi, please
All I want is a Pepsi
And she wouldn’t give it to me!
All I wanted was a Pepsi
Just one Pepsi
And she wouldn’t give it to me!
Just a Pepsi!

They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around you’re back
You’re treated like thieves
Drug you up because they’re lazy
It’s too much work to help a crazy
I’m not crazy
Institutionalized
You’re the one who’s crazy
Institutionalized
You’re driving me crazy
Institutionalized
They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was sitting in my room
And my mom and my dad came in
And they pulled up a chair and they sat down
They go
Mike, we need to talk to you

And I go
Okay, what’s the matter?

They go
Me and your mom
We’ve been noticing lately you’ve been having a lot of problems
And you’ve been going off for no reason
And we’re afraid you’re going to hurt somebody
And we’re afraid you’re gonna hurt yourself
So we decided
That it would be in your best interest
If we put you somewhere where you could get the help that you need

And I go
Wait, what are you talking about?!
WE decided?!
MY best interest?!
How do you know what MY best interest is?!
How can you say what MY best interest is?!
What are you trying to say?
I’m crazy?!
When I went to your schools
I went to your churches
I went to your institutional learning facilities?!
So how can you say I’m crazy?

They say
They’re gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I’ll be dead

I’m not crazy
Institutionalized
You’re the one that’s crazy
Institutionalized
You’re driving me crazy
Institutionalized
They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

It doesn’t matter
I’ll probably get hit by a car anyway

“Alternative” Lyrics 575

Topic: Donald J. Trump; Donald J. Trump’s Base
Auxiliary Topic: Resistance
“Be Prepared” by Jeremy Irons from The Lion King

I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog’s backside
But thick as you are, pay attention!
My words are a matter of pride

It’s clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs
But we’re talking kings and successions
Even you can’t be caught unawares!

So, prepare for the chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining, new era
Is tiptoeing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher

I know it sounds sordid
But you’ll be rewarded
When at last, I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

[Yeah, be prepared! We’ll be prepared! For what?]

[For the death of the king!]

[Why? Is he sick?]

[No, fool, we’re gonna kill him. And Simba, too.]

[Great idea! Who needs a king?
No king! No king! La-la-la-la-la-la!]

[Idiots! There will be a king!]

[Hey, but you said, uh…]

[I will be king! Stick with me, and you’ll never go hungry again!]

[Yay! All right! Long live the king!
Long live the king! Long live the king!]

(King, king, king, king, king, king!)

It’s great that we’ll soon be connected
With a king who’ll be all time adored
Of course, quid pro quo, you’re expected
To take certain duties on board

The future is littered with prizes
And though I’m the main addressee
The point that I must emphasize is
You won’t get a sniff without me!

So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
(Ooh… la, la, la!)
Meticulous planning
(We’ll have food!)
Tenacity spanning
(Lots of food!)
Decades of denial
(We repeat!)
Is simply why I’ll
(Endless meat!)

Be king, undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am!
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

[I never thought hyenas essential
They’re crude and unspeakably plain
But maybe they’ve a glimmer of potential
If allied to my vision and brain…]

I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog’s backside
But thick as you are, pay attention!
My words are a matter of pride

It’s clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs
But we’re talking kings and successions
Even you can’t be caught unawares!

So, prepare for the chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining, new era
Is tiptoeing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher

I know it sounds sordid
But you’ll be rewarded
When at last, I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

[Yeah, be prepared! We’ll be prepared! For what?]

[For the death of the king!]

[Why? Is he sick?]

[No, fool, we’re gonna kill him. And Simba, too.]

[Great idea! Who needs a king?
No king! No king! La-la-la-la-la-la!]

[Idiots! There will be a king!]

[Hey, but you said, uh…]

[I will be king! Stick with me, and you’ll never go hungry again!]

[Yay! All right! Long live the king!
Long live the king! Long live the king!]

(King, king, king, king, king, king!)

It’s great that we’ll soon be connected
With a king who’ll be all time adored
Of course, quid pro quo, you’re expected
To take certain duties on board

The future is littered with prizes
And though I’m the main addressee
The point that I must emphasize is
You won’t get a sniff without me!

So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
(Ooh… la, la, la!)
Meticulous planning
(We’ll have food!)
Tenacity spanning
(Lots of food!)
Decades of denial
(We repeat!)
Is simply why I’ll
(Endless meat!)

Be king, undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am!
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

[Mufasa has always shown too much restraint when it comes to hunting. When I’m king, the mighty will be free to take whatever they want, because a hyena’s belly is never full.]

[Mufasa’s far too powerful to challenge…]

Mufasa is yesterday’s message
A clapped-out, distracted regime
Whose failings undoubtedly presage
The need for a different dream

Yes leonine times are a-changing
Which means that hyenas must too
My vision is clear and wide-ranging
And even encompasses you.

So prepare for the coup of the century
Prepare for the murkiest scam
Meticulous planning
Tenacity spanning
Decades of denial
Is simply why I’ll

Be king undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared, be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

“Alternative” Lyrics 574

Topic: Donald J. Trump; Republicans; Republican Party; Pharmaceutical Industry
“Prom Night Dumpster Baby” by Seth MacFarlane from Family Guy

Baby: I’m just a prom night dumpster baby
I got no mom or dad
Prom night dumpster baby
My story isn’t long but boy it’s awfully sad

Backup Baby Singers: Ba-ba-ba-ba-bum

Baby: And though I came from a hole

Backup Baby Singers: And though he came from a hole

Baby: I’m singin’ right from the soul

Backup Baby Singers: He’s singin’ right from the soul

Baby: My fanny needs a blanket
And somebody to spank it
I miss my mom

Bass Baby: But she’s at the prom

All babies: So I’m a prom night dumpster baby
Prom night dumpster baby
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-bum

Baby: And I’m takin’ a stroll

Backup Baby Singers: He’s takin’ a stroll

Baby: I’m takin’ a stroll

Backup Baby Singers: He’s takin’ a stroll

Baby: I’m takin’ a stroll

Backup Baby Singers: He’s takin’ a stroll

Baby: Uh huh-huh-huh I’m takin’ a stroll

Backup Baby Singers: He’s takin’ a stroll

Baby: I’m takin’ a stroll

SCOTUS Vacancy

If you feel you need to write your senators to urge them to postpone any consideration of a nomination for Supreme Court justice, I have written a statement you may use.

Dear Senator:
There should be no vote on a nomination for the Supreme Court justice vacancy left by Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the 2020 election. Mr. Mitch McConnell has already set the precedent for this when he allowed the death of Hon. Antonin Scalia leave a seat go unfulfilled for 422 day. Waiting 88 days to fill a Supreme Court justice vacancy is completely acceptable under the standard established by the Senate.

And not only is the public voting to determine whom they want to represent them in the White House, many voters are also voting, with many having already cast their ballot, for whom will represent them in the Senate. Every two years, one-third of the seats in the Senate is up for re-election. Of the 35 seats up for election, at least five senators will not be returning to their office after the election. It would be completely inappropriate for senators who have opted to no longer represent their respective states as members of Congress to approve any Supreme Court justice. It would also would be an injustice to have senators who are voted out of office to be filling court vacancies at all levels after the public has spoken.

Follow the precedent that has been set and give voters their voice on whom will receive a life-term position on the Supreme Court of the United States.