The last we heard from the Long Winters’ John Roderick, he was running for Seattle City Council (he didn’t win), but today he’s shared a new song for the 30 Days, 30 (now 40) Songs project called “Make America Great Again.” It’s the group’s first new material since 2006’s Putting The Days To Bed, minus the split single he did with Spiral Stairs back in 2010. It’s a tongue-in-cheek anthem for Trump supporters: “I’m not racist but my heritage makes me proud/ My wife’s no feminist, but she knows how to treat a man,” he sings in the chorus. Here’s what Roderick had to say about the track:
While there are a lot of songs that express elements of what makes Donald Trump so appealing to his followers, like Desperado by the Eagles, Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins and White Rider by Skrewdriver, there’s never been a song that put everything together under one roof. ‘Make America Great Again’ is a folk song, because it’s from the Volk, the people. 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.