Barbra Streisand ‘went ballistic’ before writing anti-Trump ‘Don’t Lie to Me’: ‘We’re in a war’
Barbra Streisand says her upcoming album, the first with a majority of original tracks since 2005, is a creative “protest” against President Trump.
The woman known for “Happy Days are Here Again” said during a phone interview Wednesday night that she “went ballistic” before penning one of the songs on “Walls,” which will be released Nov. 2.
“I just can’t stand what’s going on,” she told The Associated Press regarding the Trump administration. “His assault on our democracy, our institutions, our founders I think we’re in a fight. We’re in a war for the soul of America.”
Part of her “war” includes the creation of the song “Don’t Lie to Me.”
Lyrics include: “Why can’t you feel the tears I cry today, cry today, cry today/ How do you win if we all lose? Don’t lie to me! Don’t lie to me! You lie to me!”
“I had to write this song,” the 76-year- old also told Billboard for an interview published Thursday. “These times gave me energy. This way my way to do my record, because what else could I think about? It’s my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history. What it says about America. We have to give up the electoral college system, that’s what I know. It’s just so sad to me. I had to write this song. It came out.”