Can You Always Get What You Want? I Hope Not

Rolling Stones picI find it interesting that DtheT seems to use the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want song in his ‘campaign’ events – you know, the re-election campaign for nearly four years from now that he’s perpetually running? If you actually read the lyrics, they’re quite dark, with references to lives that in no way resemble his. Oh, you say – what? Because Mick is so hard to understand, you have no idea what those lyrics are? Neither did I, so here they are.

You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Music and Lyrics by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was footloose man
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need
I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration
If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse”


I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was “dead”
I said to him:


I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands


These lyrics are way too dark, soulful and drug-addled for this to be from Trumpland. This has Steve Bannon’s fingerprints all over it. From the datelines on articles about The Stones being dismayed at him using their music, it’s clear it was added after Bannon took over.

It is all Bannon, all the time with Trump, the empty vessel. And it will be this way for a while, until the vessel begins to think the credit belongs to him. When that happens, you will finally see all the campaign truths come out from the master himself, who will destroy his creation. The guileless Reps in Congress will have no choice but to go along. Is this good governance for our country? Decidedly not. Will we survive it? I believe so. Wait for it – and be prepared for the implosion.

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