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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:38 PM

Neil Young updates song 'Lookin' for a Leader' opposing Trump, endorsing Biden

Source: The Hill

Days after publicly condemning President Trump's use of his music at an event at Mount Rushmore, Neil Young has updated the lyrics to his song “Lookin' for a Leader” to criticize Trump and endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

In the revamped version of the 2006 song available on his website, Young slams Trump as a leader "scared of his own shadow” and suggests Biden is the right choice to reunite the country.

“Yeah, we had Barack Obama, and we really need him now. The man who stood behind him has to take his place somehow,” Young sings. “America has a leader building walls around our house. Don’t know Black lives matter, and we got to vote him out.”

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In an open letter to Trump on Monday, Young repeated his request for the president to stop playing his music at his events. However, Young suggested that Trump listen to his 2020 version of "Lookin' for a Leader," which he said would "be an interesting addition" to his next rally.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/506426-neil-young-updates-song-lookin-for-a-leader-opposing-trump



Young's open letter to Trump here:


https://neilyoungarchives.com/news/2/article?id=A-Letter-To-President-Trump




You can find the revised song here


https://neilyoungarchives.com/movie-night


as part of "Porch Episode."

"Looking for a Leader" starts about 17-1/2 minutes in.


Just like his big new fence
This president's going down.
America's moving forward
You can feel it in every town
Scared of his own shadow
Building walls around our house
He'd hiding in his bunker
Something else to lie about

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:12 PM

1. Recommended.

Way recommended.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:22 PM

2. Love Neil Young

I met him in a New Smyrna Beach bar back in the mid 90's. He walked in with his jean jacket collar up and a hat. He was alone, which was odd but I knew it was him

Great person!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. Now I'll be listening to Neil for hours. Once I get

Started no telling when I’ll stop.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:24 PM

4. Young's whole album "living with war" is really good

it's funny, me & the spouse were just saying last weekend that we hoped Young would write another protest album.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:37 PM

5. Got that Flags of Freedom album. Gonna listen again**

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:43 PM

6. Keep On Rockin,' Neil

 

I would normally add in the Free World, but that addendum won't be secure until January.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:16 PM

7. YouTube. The song starts at 17:18

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:34 AM

8. The USA needs more of public resistance to Selfish Trump

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