Chris Anderson – Propaganda Polka


LYRICS – The Propaganda Polka by E. Christine Anderson ©2017

VERSE 1
When he was just a little boy, he felled a cherry tree,
The honest child, George Washington, was brave as he could be
He said he couldn’t tell a lie, when asked what he had done,
But these days, that’s the wrong reply… ‘cause telling truth is dumb

He needed:

CHORUS
Prop-a, Propaganda,
Al-ter-nate the facts, and tell a boldface lie,
If you berate them, no one will stop ya,
So deny the truth, mislead and justify

VERSE 2
The truths we held self-evident were just a passing fad,
So let’s combine the church and state, now how could that be bad?
And why would anyone admire a guy called ‘Honest Abe?,’
We’ll just re-write our history, ‘cause those values are too lame.

Because of:

CHORUS
Prop-a, Propaganda,
Al-ter-nate the facts, and tell a boldface lie,
If you berate them, no one will stop ya,
So deny the truth, mislead and justify

VERSE 3
We’re in ‘fantastic’ times now, in the ‘greatest’ U.S.A.!
The ‘best’ administration wants the press to go away,
Our president will count the crowds, the rest is subterfuge,
And we must all remember… Everything about him’s YUGE!

Or is it?

CHORUS (2x)
Prop-a, Propaganda,
Al-ter-nate the facts, and tell a boldface lie,
If you berate them, no one will stop ya,
So deny the truth, mislead and justify

TAG
Yes, deny the truth, mislead and justify

What others are saying…

Just Change The Boundary – The Gerrymander Song is catchy, fun, and hilariously accurate.  We’ve gotta laugh at something this silly or we might cry.  Listen to the song, love it, and then share it to help others enjoy and learn!- - Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia2021

Chris Anderson has captured the essence of the greatest challenge facing our democratic form of government: gerrymandering! In her easy-to-listen-to style, Chris explains the conclusion that too many politicians have come to as they cling to power: “just change the boundary” to stay in power. Her song will educate many and has the potential to bring about needed change to fair redistricting.- – Delegate Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (Virginia General Assembly) 36th District