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(So You Wanna) Be Like Putin

One of my faults is that I have a low tolerance for dumba$$ery. So when a few of our public figures in the United States praised and admired Putin, I had to write a song. (I am sure this is to no one's surprise.)

On a side note: My grandmother emigrated from the Vohynia (sp?) region of Ukraine (might have been part of Russia then) to the U.S. in 1914. I still have cousins in the Ukraine. The last I heard is that they were able to flee out of Kiev to safety about a couple weeks ago.

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RT3183 Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FastPowerRock
RT884 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRock
RT852 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvillePopClean
RT3944 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PunkPopHeld
RT3207 Pedal Steel, Background RockGrittyEddy
RT2264 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sBubblegumPop
RT3729 Guitar, Electric, Soloist GrungePopGritty
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Way off balance with no checks
Dangerous lack of intellect
Everyone is watching your train wreck

So you wanna be like Putin
You’re thinking you’re the final solution
We’re waiting for your execution

Streams of whores and golden showers
Megalomaniac man of the hour
Craving all that absolute power

So you wanna be like Putin
You’re thinking you’re the final solution
We’re waiting for your execution

Pasha, Caligula, Pinochet,
Tomás de Torquemada,
Be Kim Jong-un today

So you wanna be like Putin
You’re thinking you’re the final solution
We’re waiting for your execution

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Good song. You used the band very well. The guitar riff is great. Timely lyrics. Vocals are very Devo or punkish - very fitting. Wow, that solo is good too. I hope your cousins make it through this ok.

Good work here.


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It's enough to make one's blood boil, Scott, but at least their reprehensible statements inspired a good song. Great little guitar riff and excellent job as always on the vocals.
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Good angry song!

My youngest daughter was in the other room and remarked that it sounded like a song her brother would write, but sung "by an old man".

As an "old man" myself, I can assure you that's high praise! laugh

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Scott

Nicely done. Strong lyric and a great vocal.

Good overall sound and production.

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Ezekiel.

that rhythm is very infectious...seriously.
includeing chorus.
love the paceing of the song.....and the sound pictures.
and the change up with bgv's.
nice use of RT's.

your songs always grab me.
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om

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You had me at intolerance of dumba$$ery, Scott. Excellent lyrics and your usual great vocal. The Wrecking Crew is in top form. I like the response in the end: Darn tootin'. haha I like the way you think!! A fun song.


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The Dumba$$ery is pathetic and disgusting but, what frightens me more is the hordes of double duma$$ess that eat it up the propaganda like candy.

Maybe Steven Seagal will come to his senses and deploy his martial arts against his buddy for the good of humanity.

Nice biting message with a driving beat.
It's got an "in your face" vibe that fits the message well.

Well done.

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Some may admire the beast, but you got inspired and that's healthy anger management. Good groove, good band with nice "soft-punk" approach, although the subject of your song would need harder treatment.

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Nice punk feel to it. Creative and imaginary lyric writing.
What's not to like about that?


Here's another verse for you.

A senile disaster in Afghanistan
A couple of laptops prove you're the "big man"
Bumbling into world war three without a plan.

I might just have to write something like this..... there's certainly enough grist.


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Clever, well written lyric.
A message that need to be heeded (but likely won't by those who need to)

Nice Grungy BAND.

Good attitudinal vocal.

I like it.

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Very good song about a terrible subject.
Good voice, matches very well with this kind of song.
In our country (like most European countries) more and more refugees from Ukraine arrive.
We listen and watch the news all day!

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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Good song. You used the band very well. The guitar riff is great. Timely lyrics. Vocals are very Devo or punkish - very fitting. Wow, that solo is good too. I hope your cousins make it through this ok.

Good work here.


Thanks!

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It's enough to make one's blood boil, Scott, but at least their reprehensible statements inspired a good song. Great little guitar riff and excellent job as always on the vocals.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks. My blood boils every time I read the news.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Good angry song!

My youngest daughter was in the other room and remarked that it sounded like a song her brother would write, but sung "by an old man".

As an "old man" myself, I can assure you that's high praise! laugh

Patience is a virtue, but I'm less certain that suffering fools is.


Thanks, David. Ah, the curse of being an old man!

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Scott,
Excellent and timely punk. Well delivered message. Composition, vocals and mix are ACE! Listens very well.
As unwritten rule, good punk music is often born in turbulent times. Thank you for speaking out and sharing.

Misha.

P.S. poo-tin does not deserve a "quick one", I think a lifetime vacation in a mine in Siberia would do him better. Perhaps a groupon tickets for his buddies too. Unreal how much pain and suffer he caused.
Two of my grandparents are of Ukrainian heritage. When I was 5, family visited my uncle in Ukraine. One of the best childhood memories. He passed away couple of years back. Thinking about it now, maybe it's for the better, not to see all this horror.

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Scott,
OUCH - you sting!
The mind set of the ones the chorus is aimed at is unbelieveable but not as remarkable as the millions who support it.
COOL song, nice edge to your critique.


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"intolerance of dumba$$ery", indeed! smile

Excellent work, Scott, love your vocal.

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A perfect choice of style. Purposeful lyrics, encapsulated with a darkness fitting of the subject.

This could be something from the 'Rocky Horror' show, except without the 'Rocky' part.


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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Scott

Nicely done. Strong lyric and a great vocal.

Good overall sound and production.

Peter


Peter, thanks so much!

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Ezekiel.

that rhythm is very infectious...seriously.
includeing chorus.
love the paceing of the song.....and the sound pictures.
and the change up with bgv's.
nice use of RT's.

your songs always grab me.
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OM. I appreciate your assessment. You are much too kind.

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You had me at intolerance of dumba$$ery, Scott. Excellent lyrics and your usual great vocal. The Wrecking Crew is in top form. I like the response in the end: Darn tootin'. haha I like the way you think!! A fun song.

Thanks, Marty. I think my wife may think I'm a little nuts, but I'm just a snarky [*****].
Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
The Dumba$$ery is pathetic and disgusting but, what frightens me more is the hordes of double duma$$ess that eat it up the propaganda like candy.

Maybe Steven Seagal will come to his senses and deploy his martial arts against his buddy for the good of humanity.

Nice biting message with a driving beat.
It's got an "in your face" vibe that fits the message well.

Well done.

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Right on, brother Moto!

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The Dumba$$ery is pathetic and disgusting but, what frightens me more is the hordes of double duma$$ess that eat it up the propaganda like candy.

..............
moto


So true

Great groove

Excellent vocal

Outstanding lyrics and mix

I hope someone goes shootin' for Putin

Great song


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