From the recording What In The World...

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“Watching the norms of this country be deconstructed and the behavior of he who will not be named, I often just found myself saying aloud ‘What in the world?’ I was in a cab on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago shooting a video for my last record when the chorus of this came to me. The next day, I immediately went to see if those rapid-fire lyrics would fit and lo and behold I had myself that downtrodden anthem I’d always dreamed of.”

Lyrics

WHAT IN THE WORLD...
You’re looking like a car wreck
Dealing with a stacked deck
Peter’s robbing Paul and they’re
Drinking with your rent check
It’s a new world order
Walls along the border
Kids in cages
Executive orders
Welfare for billionares
People hungry everywhere
Stop and frisk, Socialist
You ain’t goin’ anywhere
I think it’s time we take a
Good look in the mirror
What in the world...
is happening here?

There’s a white flag, dime bag
So-Co Day Drag
Effigies and Refugees
A Journalistic Toe Tag
Drunk on tragedy
Outrage and blasphemy
Dollar short, War Report
The madness and the malady
Bullets in a black dress
Everything is such a mess
It’s kinda like white noise
James Joyce, distress
I can hear the horses of Paul Revere
What in the world...
is happening here?

I say, Hey!Hey! Whaddaya say?
I’m tired of hearing everything
will be ok
I say, Hey! Hey! Whaddaya Say?
Dark days coming for the U.S.A.
You got your Alt-Right, street fight
Fake news website
Freedom without liberty
Man, it doesn’t sit right
Clean Coal fires,
Climate Change deniers
Head full of gasoline…fistful of fire
New low, Jim Crow
Plead the 5th, you don’t know
It’s not too hard to see
The President’s a criminal
Iron Eyes Cody,
wipe away your tear
What in the world
is happening here?

Be all that you can never be
You can’t fight what you can’t see
Maybe it’s the government
Or just your ADHD
Oxy and Adderall
The redneck and the radical
Good versus evil
These days, it’s almost biblical
A world full of strangers
Echo chambers
Lobbyists and rattlesnakes
The truth here is in danger
Treachery and treason
Fictions of fear
What in the world...
is happening here?

I say, Hey!Hey! Whaddaya say?
I’m tired of hearing everything
will be O.K.
I say, Hey!Hey! Whaddaya say?
Dark days coming for the U.S.A.
You got your hard luck
White class
Low class-Badass
Knockaround guy
Who don’t give a rats ass
Affiliated, Castrated
Migrated, Segregated
Subterranean
Neo Nazi
White trash
Wages in a flatline
Coughing in a coal mine
Gaslit, Half-wit
It feels like we’re out of time
Senators, Congressmen
Lend me your ear
What in the world...
is happening here?
I say, Hey! Hey! Whaddaya say?
I’m tired of hearing
everything will be O.K.
I say, Hey! Hey! Whaddaya say?
Dark days coming for the U.S.A.

I say, Hey! Hey! Whaddaya say?
I’m tired of hearing
everything will be O.K.
I say, Hey! Hey! Whaddaya say?
Dark days coming for the U.S.A.