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You Can't Fool Me

A protest song about those who blindly supported former President Donald Trump and his corrupt administration.

You can fool yourself, you can fool yourself
You can fool yourself but you can’t fool me
You can tell the world everything's just great
You can fool yourself but you can’t fool me

Verse 1:
You can poison the water, pollute the air

It’s out there for everyone to see
You can whine all you want about a crisis at the border
But the crisis is really in D.C.     

Verse 2:

You can tell fairy tales about all the accomplishments
Those who pay attention know the score
You can repeat all the lies and all the denials

They don’t hold water anymore

Verse 3:
When you cater to the wealthy and the big corporations
That doesn't do much for you and me
Pretend that it’s all for the good of the people

Who it’s good for is easy to see

Howie Newman

Guitar, lead and backup vocals

Chris Faris

Recording, mixing


Joe Kessler


Bobby Vogel


Jen Newman

Backup vocals

Dave Locke

Mastering (JP Masters)

You Can't Fool Me
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Words and music by Howie Newman

Produced by Howie Newman

(C) 2019 Howie Newman

Chin Music (BMI)

All proceeds from sales and broadcast royalties will be donated to candidates who are committed to supporting democracy. 

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