The Long Winters release first new song in 10 years and it's about Donald Trump

November 3, 2016

Photo by Craig Bailey | Courtesy of USA Today

Seattle band The Long Winters, fronted by John Roderick, have finally broken the silence since their 2006 album Putting the Days to Bed. 

As part of the "30 Days, 30 Songs" project this year, The Long Winters have released a new song as part of the growing playlist of the new "anti-Trump" genre. Roderick played on Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism, and Death Cab happened to kick off the 30 Songs playlist with their track "Million Dollar Loan."

Listen to The Long Winters' "Make America Great Again" below:

"Make Ameria Great Again" is the 36th song in the 30-song playlist, which was obviously expanded to more than 30 (40, to be exact). Apparently musicians really want to pile on Trump.

Roderick also happens to be somewhat of a politician having run for Seattle City Council in 2015.

"If I can help condense all the feelings and issues that inspire Trump voters into a song, and then play that song for the world, well then I will have done my part," Roderick told 30 Days, 30 Songs.

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Here are the lyrics for The Long Winters' "Make America Great Again":

Well I watch the news and I know what’s what I go to rockin’ worship and I pray And I see the whole world fallen’ apart And I thank God I live in the USA  

Well I might not have a PhD But those so-called elites aren’t so smart It’s their do-what-you-want lack of morality That’s tearing our country apart  

[chorus] Well I’m no gun nut, but I protect my family I’m not racist but my heritage makes me proud My wife’s no feminist, but she knows how to treat a man And we want someone to make America Great Again!  

Let’s say you start a small cake-bakin’ business And you worked hard to build what you’ve got Then you’re taxed and fined and told you’ve got to serve Every LGTQB and whatnot  

Well we used to have a sense of humor about things And everyone knew how to take a joke Back when sticks and stones may break your bones And bones hardly ever got broke  


Now don’t try to tell me I’m a bigot I’ve got a good friend at work who’s black And I love baseball and half of them are some kind of Mexican But they’re the good ones Yeah they’re the good ones!  

I know America was built on immigration Why my own great-grandfather came here from Sweden Back when the land was still wide open And all the immigrants were European  

Now all the laws are going so-called politically correct Where less-qualified applicants get the jobs It was traditional values that built this country With no help from whining East Coast college snobs

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