Soft Power - Election Night Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
Soft Power the Musical - Election Night Lyrics


DHH: (spoken)
The ballot box is a mystery
Though no one exactly understands why it works
We all trust in its ultimate wisdom

(sung)
Behold, I tell you, a mystery
From our ancestral history
How the leaders of our institution

Are chosen by our Constitution

It's easy, sensible, and smart
Which you can learn by heart
By repeating after me

(spoken) You'll get this in no time

(sung) You got two

CHORUS:
Two?

DHH:
I said two, main parties

CHORUS:
Well whatsamatter with one?

DHH:
Well folks, that would be authoritarian
Utterly and totally
A totalitarian government

CHORUS:
Totalitarian government?
That would be bad!

XUE XING: (spoken)
Why is that bad?

CHORUS & DHH:
You choose your views
You win, you lose
It's easy, sensible, and smart
Which you can learn by heart

DHH:
By repeating after me
(spoken) Good so far?

DHH:
The candidates are chosen through a primary or caucus
Which leads to a convention that's orderly or raucous

CHORUS:
The candidates are chosen through a primary or caucus
Which leads to a convention that's orderly or raucous

Every four years and you can spend as much money as you want to

XUE XING:
Is that a good idea?

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
In America

CHORUS:
In America

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
We're voting

CHORUS:
We're voting

DHH:
In America

CHORUS:
In America

DHH:
When do we vote?

CHORUS:
When do we vote?

DHH:
On the Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of November

CHORUS:
The month of November

CHORUS & DHH:
On the Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of November

CHORUS:
We're voting
We're voting
We're voting
We're voting

CHORUS & DHH:
In America!

XUE XING:
I got it!

DHH: (spoken)
Now onto college

XUE XING:
There's more?

CHORUS: (spoken)
Now onto college?

DHH:
The Electoral College

CHORUS:
Oh, the Electoral College!

DHH:
Each of the 50 states receives a number of electors
Equal to its total number of Senators and Representatives

XUE XING:
Wait...

DHH:
The electors are pledged
To vote for the candidate of the party
Unless they choose not to!

XUE XING:
What?

DHH:
The winner of the majority
Of votes in each state takes all the state's electors
In a winner-take-all system

XUE XING:
Why?

DHH:
The Electoral College ensured that smaller and rural states
Had a disproportionate say in selecting a president

CHORUS & DHH:
Which in the early days of our great nation
Ensured they could keep their slaves!

Hail, hail, the word of the ballot!
Hail, hail, the word of the ballot!

DHH:
And the next President of the United States is...

CHORUS:
The word of the ballot!

DHH:
Not Hillary Clinton!

CHORUS: (spoken)
What?
That's not possible
What just happened?
Could the ballot box be wrong?
But the ballot box is never wrong!
So the next President is...

DHH & XUE XING: (spoken)
The guy who hates China!

CHORUS:
We're with him, with the man
With him we know we can
Let our hatred run free
Destroy our enemy
With H-I-M we'll bury them
Bring them to their knees
These damn Chinese!

DHH:
They've broken into the building!

CHORUS: (spoken)
Let's wreck this joint! Yeah!

(sung)
Make America great again!
Make America great again!
Make America, make America great again!

Hear the call, make them fall
Rip them all limb from limb
We're with him
We're with him

(spoken) Chinese, go home!



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