Before You Vote
Thao is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Their most recent album is A Man Alive.
The verses are a kind of dazed appeal to those who might vote for him. I'm trying to understand why, because I think he is a monstrous sore of a liability. By the time I hit the choruses, I've worked myself into a frenzy considering his candidacy. I believe it is important to have an outlet for panic and irate disbelief.
- This song was written and recorded before the bus clips surprised no one.
- Please vote.
Ok babe you proved your point No need to take it to November Tiny-minded man of few syllables and a temper Low-blow fashionable fear and loathing Bullshit wolf in outsourced sheep's clothing Before you vote could we talk about it (x4) You know you come from people who Come from people who were not born here either I lie awake Oh my god no No fucking way Maybe I can see why Maybe I can Maybe I can see why Maybe I can no. I lie awake Oh my god no No fucking way He doesn't care about you And he doesn't care about me He just wants his terrible reality show back on NBC Honey he won't give you none of that self-made inheritance Shame on us for pushing you into the palms of tiny hands I lie awake Oh my god no No fucking way I lie awake Oh my god no No fucking way No fucking way No fucking way Before you vote could we talk about it Before you vote could we talk about it -- Recorded by Thao. Mixed by Sam Kassirer. Mastered by Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice at Peerless.