The Candidate

from by Richard Turgeon

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This song isn't so much about the 2016 election as it is about the cycle of hate and destruction wreaked by the world's worst dictators—past, present, and future.


We met a man who said he could save us all
He spoke to us and we heard the call
He'll give us back all the things we lost
And we don't need everything it costs

Today we'll make this man our king
We’ll cheer for all the change he'll bring
When we gave up, he found our will
He taught us all to shoot to kill

Now I know what our lives are worth in your eyes
Now I know what you really want is more lies
Now we've found another superman with no soul
Today we fall, our lives in ruin again, in your name

We fell in line, in the name of pride
We screamed for blood and we took our sides
We won the war, we staked our claim
But every life was lost in vain

Our fearless leader has been lost
Our cities razed, we paid the cost
We'll never make the same mistakes again
Until we find someone like him and then


from In Between the Spaces, track released April 27, 2017
Richard Turgeon - Lyrics, music, vocals, guitars, drums. Recorded, mixed, and mastered in Logic Pro X.

Ron Guensche - Tasty bass guitar.



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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and records original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new 10-song record, 'In Between the Spaces' is available for purchase here, iTunes, and all other fine outlets. You can also listen on Spotify and most other streaming sites.

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