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The President Can't Read

by Amy Rigby

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Released by Southern Domestic Recordings Feb 1, 2019



It’s February
The world is wearing shorts
The world is wearing its heart on its sleeve
There’s bad news to report
But the president can’t read

Here comes the judge
Here comes the preacher
Here comes an artist on a big white steed
Call out the guard
Call up a teacher
Cause the president can’t read

They’re making plans to build a wall
When all they need is a rope
To hang our freedom from the highest tree
Hell, handcart - meet hope
The president can’t read

They say the best is yet to come
And there’s no shame in being dumb
They have the outfit and salute
The navy suit, the double thumb
They’re to a guy one race and class
They want to buy back some old past
It smells like death it smells like -
As a great woman once said
when they go low, we go

Higher power
Their regulation Jesus
Looks a little like the singer from Creed
Cap lock stuck, tower babble
Damn, the president cant read

©2017 Amy Rigby


released February 1, 2019
Produced by Wreckless Eric
Drums Doug Wygal
Guitars Amy & Eric
Bass Eric
Piano Amy

Mastered by Andrija Tokic


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Amy Rigby New York, New York

Amy Rigby has been writing, performing and recording her transcendent songs about everyday
life for over 30 years, first with bands Last Roundup & the Shams in NYC,
from 1996 solo debut Diary Of A Mod Housewife to The Old Guys (2018). She published her first book Girl To City last year.

“ of the country’s best songwriters, with a mordant wit & keen eye for emotional detail.”
Chicago Reader
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