My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Takes on the “Same Old Lie” for “30 Days, 30 Songs”Images via 30 Days, 30 Songs Music Video 30 Days, 30 Songs
“30 Days, 30 Songs” has released its latest Donald Trump protest song and it’s from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. Running for nearly six minutes, “Same Old Lie” is more of an exploration of America’s culture of violence and what it means to achieve peace than it is an explicitly anti-Trump screed, but it’s not hard to read between the lines here. If you do want to hear James talk about how much he dislikes Trump, thankfully he released this statement to accompany the song:
The fact that the United States is even remotely considering the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is so very, very disturbing. How has this bully who capitalizes on the destruction of humanity somehow been given a free pass? We need to be working for peace, love, and equality. We need to find new and better ways to take care of each other, to make this nation a place where all feel safe and welcome, regardless of race, sex, or creed. We can’t be ruled by the fear and hatred that Trump continues to push down our throats. Let’s sing our songs and cast our votes and work together to help make this country the center of peace and love that we all know it can be.
The song is the first track released off of James’ forthcoming solo album, Eternally Even. You can watch the “Same Old Lie” music video above and find its page on “30 Days, 30 Songs” here.