You’ll Be Back: The Trump Version

Like many people, I saw the musical, Hamilton, for the first time on July 3, and like many people, I was blown away by how amazing it is.

Since then, President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and other administration officials have commented that schools need to re-open in the fall.  Trump went so far as to say he would take away funding from schools if they don’t re-open.  Having taught high school social studies for eighteen years, I don’t take too kindly to people threatening educators and/or leaving educators out of the conversation, especially when it comes to something as serious as re-opening schools during a pandemic.

With that in mind, I re-wrote “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton, but instead of King George III singing to his colonists, it’s now Trump singing to teachers.  Maybe if I get up the courage I’ll record myself singing it, although it won’t nearly be as awesome as Jonathan Groff.

Thanks for reading.


You’ll Be Back

You say
That teaching and dying’s not a price that you’re willing to pay
You teach
Which isn’t so hard anybody can do it even me
Why so mad?
You say you love kids so you should want to see them today
Now you’re making me mad
Quit being so selfish and listen to me I’m the best

You’ll be back, soon you’ll see
No more teaching classes virtually
You’ll be back, with your books
So don’t give me any dirty looks
I will tweet in all caps
That the teachers are the ones who have snapped
If your cause gets too large
I will cut off all your funding just to prove that I’m the man in charge

Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da

Other countries have opened and they’re doing just fine
It seems like all you do now is complain and whine
So get back in your classroom
With no supplies in the classroom
A snotty, sneezy classroom
A loud and crowded classroom
Get in there, stay in there, stay in there, stay in there, stay in there

You’ll be back like before
I will bring us all law and order
Take your temps, wash your hands
And just follow all of my commands
I am right, you are wrong
This is something that you can’t prolong
If your cause gets too large
I will send the National Guard in just to prove that I’m in charge

Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat-
Everybody!

Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da da da da
Dat dat da ya da!

 

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