Guilty

He's guilty. So obviously guilty.

When I wrote my song "Guilty," several years ago, it had nothing whatsoever to do with what's going on today. 

Tonight, just before the Orange Thing in the White House started its State of the Union address (which I refuse to listen to), I felt compelled to write new lyrics. The original lyrics are sung in the first person, reflecting inward, from the perspective of a person with a conscience who feels guilty about past mistakes. But in the new version of the song, the subject has no conscience and feels no guilt, so it is sung from the perspective of those of us who are appalled by his behavior and by the behavior of his enablers. I'm not making any attempt at subtlety here.

I haven't tried singing these new lyrics to the melody yet, but here they are. Yes, I am planning to sing this live. Yes, there will be people in the audience with a completely different view than mine, and if they are paying attention to the words I expect some will be offended. I don't give a shit. Some things need to be said.

Alternate Lyrics:

Well he’s guilty, so guilty
He’s guilty as sin, we don’t know where he’s been
But he’s guilty

Judge and jury in our heads
They reached a verdict and they said
That he’d be better, better off dead

Because he’s guilty, oh he's so guilty 
He is guilty as sin, he won't say where he’s been 
But he’s guilty

I never want to think of him
But he’s always on my mind
I keep a list of deplorable things that he’s said
And all the ways he’s proven he’s unkind

We know he’s guilty, so obviously guilty
He is guilty as sin, we don’t know where he’s been
But he’s guilty

Spineless senators will simply let him go
While Fox News gives it a positive spin
But we can see how deep the evil goes
And how it festers under his skin

There’s blood on his hands
But no noose around his neck
The Senate won’t convict him for his sins
So We the People need to keep this man in check

Because he’s guilty, oh he's so guilty
He is guilty as sin, he won’t say where he’s been
Guilty as sin, we don’t know where he’s been
But he’s guilty