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Bullet The Blue Sky Lyrics

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"Bullet The Blue Sky" (live from San Francisco)

Voters of the nation
Voters of the nation

In the howling wind
Comes a stinging rain
See them driving nails
Into souls on the tree of pain
From a firefly a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below

The sky
The sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky

In the locust wind
Comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angels
The angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire
See them burning crosses
See the flames, higher and higher

The sky
The sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky

The candidate comes up to me, his face red red like the rose on a thorn bush, like all the colors of a royal flush, and he’s peeling off those dollar bills. Slapping them down, slipping them down. 1 billion, 2 billion, 3 billion. And I can see those golden towers. I can see those shopping malls. And the candidate looks over all of his creation, and the candidate sees that is good. And the candidate says:

“I’m really rich. Turned out I’m much richer than anybody ever knew. Billions and billions and billions of dollars.”

And your point is?

“I’m really rich. Turned out I’m much richer than anybody ever knew. Billions and billions and billions of dollars.”

Well look, we’re very glad for you, candidate. Sincerely, we are. Only real question we have for you this evening: what is your vision for this great nation?

“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

A wall? Like the Berlin Wall? Like the Great Wall of China?

“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

Now candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours. It’s everyone who loves the idea of America. Like the Irish, for example, or the French, or the Brazilians. Everyone who loves the idea of America who believes what they read at the foot of the bottom of the statue of liberty: give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

“If I win, they’re going back.”

All of them? I mean all of us?

“If i win, they’re going back.”

Now candidate, you’re gonna make a lot of people very upset around here because, candidate, good people are not going to stay silent while you run off with the American dream. Alright, candidate? You hear me, candidate? Smart girls from the bay area, not gonna stay silent. Even the nerdy guys around here are getting revved up, not gonna be silent. And these people here, they know a little bit about the business of America. And these guys have a message for you, candidate: you’re fired!

“I love the old days. You know what they used to guys like that, they’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”

What, guys like The Edge?

“I’d like to punch him in the face.”

Like Adam Clayton?

“I’d like to punch him in the face.”

Like Larry Mullen Jr?

“I’d like to punch him in the face”

Anyone who stands up to you.
“Build that wall!”
Anyone who speaks up.
“Build that wall!”
You want to punch them in the face?
“Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!”
And inside it’s America.
“Build that wall!”
And inside it’s America.
“Build that wall!”
And inside it’s America.
“Build that wall!”
It’s a fortress, a fortress.
“Build that wall!”

Where is the freedom? Stay out of the light! Run, run!
You want to make America great again?
You want to make America hate again.
You want to make America great again?
You want to make America hate again, hate again.

Let’s try great again
Like Madison and Hamilton
Jefferson and Washington
Lincoln and Kennedy
Martin Luther King had a dream
A dream about you and me
The reds and greens
The nows and forevers
The yet-to-bes
The where you going
The where you been
The living and the dead and the unseen
The somebodies, the nobodies
The Cheyanne and the Sioux
The Syrian, the jew
The African christ who saw holy lights
The mother and the angels
Staring over the scene
A light in the dark for everyone to see
Liberty, her name is Liberty
Liberty, Liberty
And she says give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tossed, to me
I lift them up inside the golden door
And I run, I run, I run, i run, i run, i run
Into the arms of America

(This version features Donald Trump, aka The Candidate, on co-lead vocals)

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