ALL MUSIC & LYRICS BY ADAM BLOTNER

STEP TO THE LEFT

Adam Blotner: Vocals

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle, Organ

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums

Featuring the voices of Jenny Pinzari, Steve Savage, Kevin Story, and Matthew Tobin


Everybody go and get up out your seat

We’re gonna roll to the polls of democracy

From the north to the south, Atlantic to Pacific

Gonna do a little duty and it’s gonna be civic


If you got two sides, gotta make a choice

You can choose a way where everybody’s got a voice

I can’t tell you what to do in the voting booth

But there’s a way you can go if you like the truth


Step to the left or step to the right

Move ahead with progress, or take it back in time

Lend a hand to your neighbor, or take away their rights

You can choose how to go, But the thing you gotta know

When they’re gonna go low

We’re gonna get high


You can invest in a future with the golden rule

Or you can say you gotta pay for your own damn schools

You can help somebody who has fled a war

Or pretend it’s a problem you can just ignore

You can support black lives and the police too

Or can say black don’t matter as much as blue

If you don’t care cause none of this applies to you

Well that’s called privilege, white dude


So step to the left, or step to the right

Move ahead with progress, or take it back in time

Lend a hand to your neighbor, or take away their rights

You can choose how to go, but the thing you gotta know

When they’re gonna go low

We’re gonna get high


Everybody on the left, c’mon say “Protect our Teens”

Everybody on the right, c’mon say “AR-15s”

Everybody on the left, c’mon say “my conscience”

Everybody on the right, c’mon say “my dividends”

If you feel this song’s unfair

And your voice ain’t here nowhere

Judged by folks that don’t know you

Well then you’re a liberal too!


So step to the left, or step to the right

Move ahead with progress, or take it back in time

Lend a hand to your neighbor, or take away their rights

You can choose how to go, but the thing you gotta know

When they’re gonna go low

We’re gonna get high


Step to the left, or step to the right

Move ahead with progress, or take it back in time

Lend a hand to your neighbor, or take away their rights

You can choose how to go, but the thing you gotta know

When they’re gonna go low

When they’re gonna go low

And they’re gonna go low

Ooh oh.....

Everybody get high!


PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY DACA AWAY

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin

Danny Weller: Bass

Featuring the voices of Jenny Pinzari, Steve Savage, Kevin Story, and Matthew Tobin


Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

I work hard and my taxes I pay

Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

So please don’t take my DACA away


My mama came to this great land before I was a child

She traveled cross the mountainside and swam that river wild

She did it for a better life, she did it to be free

To raise her babies in a land of opportunity


Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

I work hard and my taxes I pay

Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

So please don’t take my DACA away


Well I was born in Texas it’s the only place I’ve known

Ain’t never been to Mexico, this country is my home

I studied hard to go to college and I use all that I’ve learned

I ain’t been given nothin, ‘cept for everything I’ve earned


Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

I work hard and my taxes I pay

Well I was born in this country

And I’d to stay in the country

So please don’t take my DACA away


I’m not a drain (I’m not a drain) on

Society (society)

Never done nothing

Illegally

And you protect

This great country

Cause you’re a dreamer just like me


Well I was born in this country

And I’d like to stay in this country

I work hard and my taxes I pay

Well I was born in this country

And I’d to stay in the country

So please don’t take my DACA away


I LOVE THIS CLINIC

Jenny Pinzari: Vocals

Tim Butterworth: Piano

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums

Featuring the voices of Jenny Pinzari, Steve Savage, Kevin Story, Matthew Tobin, and California Planned Parenthood Staff


All my girls are headed into town

And we’re gonna let it all hang out in our backless gowns

Ain’t nothing that feels as good

As when I’m plannin out my parenthood

So if you’re lookin for affordable healthcare, come on down


Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love this clinic

Where security’s high and the contraceptives flow

Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love clinic

Cause there ain’t no other place that I can go


We got gals and guys and transgender folks too

We got doctors who’ll examine up your wazoo

We got booklets while you wait

So don’t stay home and ovulate

Cause we got Maury Povich on the tube


Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love this clinic

Their prices won’t force you into escrow

Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love clinic

And there ain’t no other place that I can go


Some folks prefer to go do something frivolous

and it’s fun and games til you’ve contracted syphilis

Yeah you could spend your evenin’ at the bar drinkin beer

but while you’re sippin your pabst, I’m gettin my pap smear!


Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love this clinic

They’ll keep your gonorrhea on the down-low

Cause I love this clinic

Yes I love clinic

Cause there ain’t no other place that I can go


Only three percent of what they do are abortions

And by law those aren’t funded by no federal funds

So any de-fun-ding bill de-serves your veto


A REAL THING

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Nic Holson: Electric Guitar

Tim Butterworth: Piano, Organ

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums

Featuring the voices of Jenny Pinzari, Steve Savage, Kevin Story, and Matthew Tobin


I don’t believe that Hillary runs a child sex slave ring

I don’t believe Obama is Al-Qaeda’s global king

But I do believe in scientists and evidence-based claims

And I believe our planet’s warming up and humans are to blame

And I believe it’s a real thing (Talkin bout climate change)

Yeah I believe it’s a real thing (Talkin bout climate change)

Change


I don’t believe mass shootings are all just an inside job

And I don’t believe George soros is out hiring kids to sob

No I don’t believe these horseshit claims, by now you get the gist

But there is overwhelming evidence that Mother Nature’s pissed


And I believe it’s a real thing (Talkin bout climate change)

Yeah I believe it’s a real thing (Talkin bout climate change)


COUNTRY GAY

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Nic Holson: Electric Guitar

Toby Wilson: Dobro, Banjo, Pedal Steel

Tim Butterworth: Organ

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums


Loadin up my pickup truck

Got the tailgate down and the music up

Crankin’ Britney on the dial

Goin out gonna make some noise

Hangin’ out with only boys

Who all got a sense of style


Just cause I got country attitude

Doesn’t mean I can’t love a dude


I got wranglers I got boots

I got custom-tailored suits

Yeah I’m country gay

Mister just because I’m queer

Don’t mean I can’t chug a beer

Yeah I’m country gay


Growin up in the deep country

It wasn’t easy for a gay like me

Never too big for my britches

I’ve been the horse in a one-horse town

I’ve been a queen without no crown

Until I found my bitches


But my hometown I can’t forsake

Even if they refuse to sell me a cake


I don’t live above my means

And I can rock some cutoff jeans

Yeah I’m country gay

Rollin in my four-wheel drive

While I’m blastin’ Divas Live

Yeah I’m country gay

I can drive a dirt road, yes

But I don’t look a big hot mess

Yeah I’m country gay

Every Sunday in the pew

Prayin to my Momma Ru

Yeah I’m country gay


Some say there’s no place for gays around here

But I think they’re just makin noise

Cause I ain’t never heard of nothing more queer

Than a dude ranch or rhinestone cowboys!


I can hunt and I can spit

And I don’t take noone’s shit

Yeah I’m country gay

I like to drink I like to smoke

I like to get my chaps bespoke

Yeah I’m country gay

Yeah I’m country gay…


DOWN BY THE BANKS

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Jenny Pinzari: Vocals

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle

Dimitri Sidorof: Accordion

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar

Rory Handley: Washboard

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums


Down by the banks where they take your money

Where old Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are friends

Down by the banks we gotta regulate ‘em

So we don’t have a crash again


Well the feds lowered rates to make affordable loans

So everybody went out and they bought a home

And then for all the folks who didn’t have but a dime

They said, “we got a loan for you, we’ll call it sub-prime”!

But then eventually the housing bubble burst

And the banks who lent the dough couldn’t be reimbursed

So they called Uncle Sam who said “You’re too big to fail!”

And the taxpayer paid the bail!


Down by the banks where they take your money

Where old Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are friends

Down by the banks we gotta regulate ‘em

So we don’t have a crash again


Well the banks are a danger to society

Cause they got too much influence politically

Now with the de-regulation congress acquiesced

To the very same folks who got us into this mess

So what we gotta do is break up the banks

And enforce the regulations under the Dodd-Frank

Take Wall Street outta DC so they can’t gain

When the taxpayer pays the bail


Down by the banks where they take your money

Where old Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are friends

Down by the banks we gotta regulate ‘em

So we don’t have a crash again


Some say we shouldn’t trust all the regulators, leave the banks to their own device

But the only thing worse than a financial crisis is one that happens twice


Down by the banks we gotta regulate ‘em so we don’t have a crash again

So we don’t have a crash again

So we don’t have a crash again

We gotta keep ‘em regulated

So we don’t have a crash again


THAT’S HOW I LIKE MY HEALTHCARE

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle, Mandolin

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar

Tim Butterworth: Organ

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Joe Headrick: Drums


I think that decent healthcare’s something everybody likes

I’d go so far to say that it’s a basic human right

But our current healthcare system is nonsensical and cruel

And the ones who profit off the sick are makin up the rules


Oh I know, you may be a nay-sayer

When I say, I support single-payer


Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

Cause it supports social welfare

Nobody suffers without care

When government pays a fair share

Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare


Some folks think such a thing would cost our government a ton

But economists say it would save a bunch for everyone

If government controls the drugs, they regulate the cost

and expenses of insurance’s bureaucracy are tossed


So if you, you strip off every layer

You would find, you’d support single-payer!


Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

Cause it supports social welfare

Nobody suffers without care

When government pays a fair share

Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

What keeps this dream from comin true? The lobbyists for one

Anti-government rhetoric, political caution

But if we make it loud and clear that this is what we need

Then they will come to see, from lobbyists we’ll be freed


Yeah we’re the only major country without such a plan

Perhaps one day we’ll catch up with Kuwait and Kazakhstan

Fire is covered by firemen, crime’s covered by cops

So why is sickness something that is covered by my boss?


So you should support single payer

If you don’t want your health controlled by -- controlled by Bayer


Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

Cause it supports social welfare

Nobody suffers without care

When government pays a fair share

Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

So I won’t have to move elsewhere

Can’t be relying on self-care

The current system’s a nightmare

Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare

Don’t want to marketplace compare

For the cost of my healthcare

I could be purchasing airfare

Yeah that’s how I like – if it’s socialized - yeah that’s how I like

Yeah that’s how I like my healthcare


YOU’RE A MAN

Jenny Pinzari: Vocals

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Drum Programming

Kevin Story: Piano

Toby Wilson: Pedal Steel

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar

Matthew Tobin: Strings

Chris Brodhecker: Bass

Featuring the voices of Jenny Pinzari, Steve Savage, Kevin Story, and Matthew Tobin


Well I’m calling you today to tell you how I feel

And I don’t know if you’re listening to my messages

Every time I call you, I get so nervous that you just won’t understand

But I think that I should tell you everything I feel

Because you’re my only local representative

Though I don’t know much about you, it is clear that you’re a man


Now I heard about some crazy legislation you might sign

So I have just called to remind you

You’re a man – so you ain’t got the right

To legislate a woman’s body

You can’t tell me

What I can’t do

No you can’t decide

You can’t control a woman’s body

No that’s only something she can do


All these people have been leaving angry messages

And it seems perhaps their arguments are logic-based

Maybe I had no awareness, even though I have a wife

And even though I’m being paid by all these lobbyists

Who say that their interpretation is the word of God

It seems the folks who claim they’re pro-life, aren’t concerned about your lives


And perhaps my lack of knowledge about women’s health should give me pause

I shouldn’t make vagina laws


You’re a man – you ain’t got the right

To legislate a woman’s body

You can’t tell me

What I can’t do

No you can’t decide

You can’t control a woman’s body

No that’s only something she can do


So tell me what it is you want and I will go and legislate

Hands off my vagina, that’d be great!


You ain’t got the right

To legislate a woman’s body

You can’t tell me

What I can’t do

No you can’t decide

Don’t know a thing about my body (Because I’ve got a different body)

You can’t make up facts that are just untrue


Well I came up here today to tell you how I feel

And I…


I GOT FRIENDS (OF VARIOUS ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS)

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programming

Matthew Tobin: Fiddle

Tim Butterworth: Piano

Maks Kubiś: Electric Guitar

Chris Brodhecker: Bass


We got Steven from Samoa and Diana from El Salvador

We got Sofia from Slovakia and Kachimo from Singapore

Well most of us have ancestors who traveled here from over the sea

We’ve got to care about each other cause we’re all one big human family


From the west to the east, the south to the north and back down

I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds

Give me pupusas and samosas, pitas, margaritas, and hash browns

I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds


Well Natasha is a physicist and Luke’s a cook in the mess hall

Ali plays Timbali and Naomi’s pushin blush at the mall

But when it comes to drinkin, if you’re black, brown, red, blue, or white

It doesn’t make a difference baby when we go and turn out the lights


We dance to hip hop, poppin lockin, and merengue when we’re headed downtown

I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds

We’re livin out a dream that our great great grandparents passed down

I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds


Well if you never get to know somebody that ain’t great

Misunderstanding leads to fear and that fear leads to hate

But just outside your comfort zone there’s friends I bet

Cause an enemy’s someone whose story y’aint heard yet


If I find you talking like a bigot, then I’m gonna have to lay the smack down

Cause I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds

So if you’re a human being come on let me hear you in the back now

I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds


Well if you’re not big on judging races

We can slip on down to the – Oasis

Oh I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds

Yeah I got friends of various ethnic backgrounds


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Adam Blotner: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Brian Del Toro: Electric Guitar, Additional Instruments

Héctor Alexander Ruano: Harmonica

Danny Weller: Acoustic and Electric Bass

Yuval Lion: Drum Kit, Hand Drums


Black Lives Matter - I hope they matter to you too

Black Lives Matter - A cry for action, we’ve got work to do

Black Lives Matter - Judge not the color of one’s skin

Black Lives Matter - There dwells a human soul within


Black Lives Matter - The people who fight to be free

Black Lives Matter - Do so for all humanity

Black Lives Matter - It’s time we open our eyes

Black Lives Matter - We cannot be blind to the lies

Black Lives Matter - Though it may be true in your heart

Black Lives Matter - We all must rise up and play a part

Black Lives Matter - Though it seems simple to accept

Black Lives Matter - We must admit we’re not there yet


Black Lives Matter - Oh can you hear the rally cry

Black Lives Matter - Oh let the flag of freedom fly

Black Lives Matter - We march together hand in hand

Black Lives Matter - We’ll journey towards the promised land


Black lives matter

Black lives matter

Black lives matter

Black lives matter


Black Lives Matter - The violence must come to an end

Black Lives Matter - And then a new day will begin

Black Lives Matter - When from injustice we are freed

Black Lives Matter - Then we shall live out our nation’s creed


Black Lives Matter - My country ‘tis of thee I sing

Black Lives Matter - From every hill let freedom ring

Black lives matter

Black lives matter

POOR NO MORE

Adam Blotner: Vocals

Roberto Diana: Nylon Guitar

Accordion: Dimitri Sidorof

Bass: Chris Brodhecker

If you take from the rich

And give to the poor

Watch as those poor folks won’t be poor no more

They ain’t gonna take more than you can afford

So the poor folks won’t be poor no more

Paul was born to a poor family

And college they could not afford

But he worked every day at the fact’ry

Hardly money for his room and board

William was, too, a hard worker

Earned every cent he received

But cause he was born wealthy, his prospects were healthy

And he had more opportunities

If you take from the rich

And give to the poor

Watch as those poor folks won’t be poor no more

They ain’t gonna take more than you can afford

So the poor folks won’t be poor no more

The top one percent of our country

Holds most of the income dispersed

Of the places with income injustice

You know that our country’s the first

It’s high time that big corporations

And wealthy folks pay up as such

Cause it ain’t no riddle why so many have so little

While so few have so much

If you take from the rich, and give to the poor

Watch as those poor folks won’t be poor no more

No they ain’t gonna take more than you can afford

So the poor folks won’t be poor no more

Jesus said help out the needy

Muhammad said you’ve got to give

Moses Ben Maimon said ‘do it while smilin’’

Confucius say it’s how to live

If you take from the rich, and give to the poor

Watch as those poor folks won’t be poor no more

No they ain’t gonna take more than you can afford

So the poor folks won’t be poor no more

If you take from the rich, and give to the poor

Watch as those poor folks won’t be poor no more

No they ain’t gonna take more than you can afford

So the poor folks won’t be poor no more