The Anti​-​Candidate Song

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This song may be thought of as a sequel to "I Think I'll Run for Congress"


I just want your money, I just want your cash
I just want all your treasure, whatever's in your stash
It's strictly voluntary, it's not highway robbery
I just want your money ... and that's why politics is for me

I've been unknown, and rarely sung, I'm an Anti-Candidate
And I'd serve in any office, in any district or any state --
But I have a little problem, it's an introvert's disgrace
I'd rather rely on social media ... than to meet you face-to-face

Chorus 1 <50>
Politics, politics, the life I want to lead
To make sure I get what I want, and you get what you need
I may be arrogant and megalomaniacal but it's just because I'm great
Come out and join me any time -- X bucks a plate

You asked about religion? I'm a Christian, there's no doubt,
But I support your right to follow any faith, or even to live without
Just don't take away my Bible or tell me not to pray
And I won't dress you up and make you stand in my Nativity display

Chorus 1 <500>

And as for our armed forces, they're our bravest and our best
I wore a uniform for 20 years, so I'm talking about the rest
You see, all my years in service did not go to my head
Some say I wasn't in the military -- I joined the Air Force instead

Chorus 1 <5000>

There's a plane fueled up and waiting on the tarmac
To fly me to where I'll give my victory speech
I'll be speaking from a little island nation
Where there's no extradition treaty and secret bank accounts are chic

If you ask me if I'm liberal, I'd have to answer "yes"
I believe in freedom to own lots of guns, to protect what we possess
If you say that sounds conservative, I guess I must agree
I think the government should be smaller -- except, of course, for me

Chorus 1 <50 grand>

Chorus 2
Politics, politics, yes, that's the life for me
So tell me now, how do you feel about my honesty
I won't try to fool you, making promises I'll never keep
I want your money, and all the power, and unearned celebrity
I hope you'll vote for me


from Distorted Vision, released August 22, 2015
Words and music by Gray Rinehart
Gray Rinehart - vocals and backing vocals
Mark Minervino - instruments
Recorded at Stormghost Studio, Cary, NC, and MKM Studios, Scarborough, ME
Engineered and produced by Mark Minervino



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