TOLD THE LIES – Parody of Hold the Line by Toto

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Thousands of lies told since inauguration. And now it seems some of those lies were told to cover fraud, corruption, and outright felonies. But, of course, innocent until proven otherwise.

 

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LYRICS to TOLD THE LIES

LYRICS to TOLD THE LIES

It’s not just the way you lay children in cages

It’s not just the way you’re a science denier

It’s not just the fact that you can’t spell “outrageous”

It’s not just the way you pick people to fire
It’s not just the way that you tweet or the bad spelling you do

Told the lies. That’s why you’ll probably do the time, oh, oh, oh.
Told the lies. Hiding the proof of your crimes, oh, oh, oh.

It’s not just the way you favor the wealthy
It’s not just the way you give racists a voice
It’s not just that what you feed teams is unhealthy
It’s not just that you don’t leave women a choice
It’s not just the way you look or the things that you say that you’ll do

Told the lies. That’s why you’ll probably do the time, oh, oh, oh
Told the lies. Hiding the proof of your crimes, oh, oh, oh

It’s not just the way your ethics are lacking

It’s not just the way that you brag about you

It’s not just the way you are golfing and slacking
It’s not just the hateful venom you spew
It’s not just the ways you cheat or the money you always pursue

Told the lies. That’s why you’ll probably do the -time, oh, oh, oh
Told the lies. Hiding the proof of your crimes
Told the lies. That’s why you’ll probably do the time
Told the lies. Hiding the proof of your crimes
Hiding the proof of your crimes
Hiding the proof of your crimes
Hiding the proof of your crimes, oh, oh, oh

HISTORY of SOURCE MATERIAL

“Hold the Line” is a song by the American rock band Toto. The song was written by the band’s keyboardist David Paich, and the lead vocals were performed by Bobby Kimball. The song was released as the band’s debut single, and was featured on their debut 1978 Eponymous album. The song was a huge success in the U.S.; it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the winter of 1978–79, and number 14 on the official UK chart.

David Paich about writing the song:

“It started out with the piano riff that is in the intro. I started playing this riff and I just couldn’t stop playing it. I played it for days, and I started singing, “Hold the line, love isn’t always on time.” It was a phrase that just came into my head. . . . it was a blessing. (The words) came to me in the night, and then I went to the verse. I wrote it in 2 hours. Sometimes songs come quickly like that, and sometimes I spend 2 years trying to finish a song.”

Jeff Porcaro on “Hold the Line”, in a 1988 interview with Modern Drummer:

“That was me trying to play like Sly Stone’s original drummer, Greg Errico, who played drums on “Hot Fun In The Summertime.” When we did the tune, I said, “Gee, this is going to be a heavy four-on-the-floor rocker, but we want a Sly groove.” The triplet groove of the tune was David’s writing. It was taking the Sly groove and meshing it with a harder rock caveman approach.”

Several of the band members recall hearing “Hold the Line” for the first time on the radio:

“I flipped the first time I heard myself on the radio. My mom called me up and said, “Turn on KLOS.” It was the song “Hold the Line,” and I started running around the house in my underwear, screaming, “I’m on the radio!” My wife was cracking up. It was just a thrill.” (Steve Lukather, Guitar Player magazine, April 1984)

Bobby Kimball had a similar experience when he heard Toto for the very first time on the radio: “I was asleep, I had my alarm clock set for noon because we were gonna do something in the studio, some promo and when the alarm came on there was the radio and “Hold The Line” was playing. And my room was totally black and I was looking for the telephone and I called Paich and I heard him scream, he was living over there with his girlfriend and he was screaming around and falling over trying to get to the radio.”


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