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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Mick Jagger, Donald Trump? 'Gotta Get A Grip'
Sixties music strong man and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger isn't happy with what's going on in the world today. He just turned 74 on 23 July, about 10 days ago, and has written a new song called England Lost, where he discussed Brexit.
But what attracted me to the newspaper report in the Straits Times this morning, is not the Brexit song but another one that's supposed to be about Mr Donald Trump. The second solo track titled Gotta Get A Grip is a dance tune. He added that he was more inspired by the United States. The song is being seen as a comment on POTUS.
So here's Mick with his lyrics, which, according to the same newspaper, dump poor Mr Trump:
"Gotta get a grip/Beat it with a stick/Gotta get a grip/She goin' for the hit," as the song begins.
"The world is upside down/Everybody lunatics and clowns/No one speaks the truth/And madhouse runs the town," it goes on.
"Immigrants are pouring in/ Refugees under your skin/Keep 'em under, keep 'em out/Intellectual, shut your mouth/Beat 'em with a stick," it adds.
From the lyrics provided, they don't sound like an attack on Mr Trump. More like a general statement about the situation in the world today.
"The message, I suppose, is despite all those things that are happening, you've got to get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny," Jagger said.
Philosophical. More like, "I can't get no, satisfaction..." again.
Come on give Mr Trump a break, and Mick Jagger his song. No names mentioned, so how is it about The Donald? It's more about the guys at the top. Many of the guys at the top. No specifics. Everybody's stuffing their pockets Everybody's on the take The news is all fake...
Addendum: The other track. England Lost has the 4th verse referring to Singapore: Had a girl in Lisbon, a girl in Rome Now I'll have to stay at home So lock the shallows, bolt the doors Nothing's gonna be like Singapore Don't know what's home... Comment anyone?