Always on the lookout for fresh words and phrases, I keep a collection in my journals; a list entitled "Titles;" and sometimes one of the phrases finds its way into use. "Jumpstart," an instrumental on my trio album; "Monkey In the Middle," which I am still working on; and now this, which I just finished polishing, all sprang from that list. I had the phrase,"we done been bamboozled," with the three-in-a-row percussive "b" syllables banging like an angry bass drum, setting the tempo and rhythm, and that's as far as it went for a year; just a seed–until the most recent shit hit the fan in US politics. It's a rocker, and, of all the songs I've written, only "It Could Have Been Worse" and "It's

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