Run Bernie Run

by Bird Dog & Friends

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Written April 12, 2016
Recorded April 14, 2016

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Moving slowly, Clinton told me, we can get ahead.
Corporate cronies don't control me, they just pay, she said
Change is made by clever minds who can reach all the levers and pull the blinds
You can ask all the writers at the New York Times and they'll tell you that my time has come.
Bernie Sanders raised up his hand and he said, Hey not so fast.
Clinton how'd you manage to pull all those levers when your hand's so full of cash
If you don't stop now it'll go on forever 'til the druthers of the Koch Brothers control the weather
But the people have the power if we'd only come together, said the Senator, we'll get it done
And we say run, Bernie, run. Run, Bernie, run
For all our daughters and our sons, we're singing run Bernie, run
They say well it'll be a cold day in hell before a socialist would ever win
But didn't they say the same thing about a black man then Obama walked right in
New York City is the melting pot, we gotta give 'em all the best ideas we got
If we let the corporate money just control our thoughts
Then democracy is dead and done
And we say run, Bernie, run. Run, Bernie, run
For all our daughters and our sons, we're singing run Bernie, run
Back in the Sixties Bernie was a picketing for Civil Rights with Dr. King
In the Eighties and the Nineties Bernie was a fighting for Gay Rights and the working man
Voting against that calamitous war, that the Bush family brought and Clinton voted for
You gotta get on the right side of history, on April 19th I'm voting for Bernie
Run, Bernie, run. Run, Bernie, run
For all our daughters and our sons, we're singing run Bernie, run
For all our daughters and our sons, we're singing run Bernie, run!

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released April 16, 2016
Written by Ben Chace
Performed by Bird Dog & Friends
Recorded and Mixed by Rick Kwan

Ben Chace - lead vox/guitar
Mark Dobbyn - vox/lead guitar
Anders Nelson - drums
Elan Mehler - piano

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Bird Dog Brooklyn, New York

Bird Dog draws on influences from American folk to 60's R&B, psychedelia and West African highlife with lyrics evoking the trials and tribulations of love, heartbreak and the absurdity of modern life.

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