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All along the Trump Tower

“All Along the Watchtower” is one of the most famous songs of the 20th century, written and recorded by Bob Dylan. It first appeared on Dylan’s eighth studio album, John Wesley Harding, released in 1967.

However, the song is more strongly identified with the interpretation recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, for the album Electric Ladyland (1968). Hendrix created an electrifying rock classic, hailed by The Telegraph and Rolling Stone as the greatest cover of all time:

I thought it would be fun to rework the lyrics for Trump times: “All Along the Trump Tower.”

All Along the Trump Tower

There must be some kind of way outta here

Said his staffers in their grief
There’s too much confusion

We can’t get no relief

CNN report his crimes

They dig to unearth

All of them along the line

Know what only counts is facts first

Hey! Hey!

 

No reason to get excited

The chief, he blindly spoke

The many alt-right among us

Who feel my life is to provoke
But you and I, we’ve been through that

And this is not my fate
So let us keep talkin’ falsely now

The hour is getting late

Hey!

 

(Guitar Solo)

 

Hey!


All along the Trump Tower

Grifters kept the view
While all the Russians came and went

Barefoot lawyers, too

Outside in the cold distance

A trumpet did sound

Two riders were approaching

And his heart began to pound

Hey!

 

All along the Trump Tower

All along the Trump Tower 

 

David Buckna, Kelowna



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