MUSIC LYRICS

Demi Lovato – Commander in Chief

Demi Lovato - Commander in Chief

Commander in Chief Lyrics

October 14, 2020

[Verse 1]
Were you ever taught when you were young
If you mess with things selfishly, they’re bound to come undone?
I’m not the only one
That’s been affected and resented every story you’ve spun
And I’m a lucky one
‘Cause there are people worse off that have suffered enough
Haven’t they suffered enough?
But you can’t get enough of
Shuttin’ down systеms for personal gain
Fightin’ fires with flyers and prayin’ for rain
Do you gеt off on pain?
We’re not pawns in your game

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn’t sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?

[Verse 2]
We were taught when we were young
If we fight for what’s right, there won’t be justice for just some
Won’t give up, stand our ground
We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down
Loud and proud, best believe
We’ll still take a knee while you’re
[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn’t sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe, breathe?
Be able to breathe

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[Bridge]
Won’t give up, stand our ground
We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down
Won’t give up, stand our ground
We’ll be in the streets while you’re

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn’t sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?
Able to breathe

About

Demi Lovato takes aim at President Donald Trump on “Commander in Chief,” criticizing his leadership and his perspective on issues such as racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed approximately 215,914 Americans at the time of this song’s release under the Trump Administration.

Lovato purposely incorporates questions in the lyrics in an effort to evoke a response from Trump. During an interview with CNN, she explained the concept, saying:

[…] I thought one way that I could do that is writing a song and releasing it for the whole world to hear and then he has to answer those questions to everyone and not just me.

Along with the song’s release, Lovato shared a post on social media, encouraging her fans to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. Interestingly, the artwork features Lovato wearing a mask with ‘VOTE’ written on it, further amplifying her message.

Initially teased on social media on October 13, 2020, the song was subsequently released one day later on October 14, 2020.

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