Legendary singer and actor Barbra Streisand may have won an Academy Award for “Funny Girl,” but her latest single is no laughing matter.
On Thursday, Streisand released “Don’t Lie to Me.” The song thrums with frustration at President Donald Trump, expressing the exasperation felt by many Americans at his shameless lies and incessant self-concern.
Streisand has long been politically vocal, but in a recent interview, she said she knew it was time to put her outrage on the record:
“I’ve written many articles about this … this person … who has no manners, insults everybody, makes fun of disabled people. I don’t know what to say, I’ve written like 15 Huffington Post pieces … what else could I think about? It’s my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history.”
With lyrics like “How do you sleep when the world is turning? / All that we built has come undone,” Streisand doesn’t hold back for a second.
And Twitter is living for it.
Thank you Barbara Streisand. The imperativeness of standing against the Communistic takeover of our Country by Trump, et al in the USA cannot be understated. Abuse of power must stop. Debbie
Barbra Streisand Addresses Trump In New Song: 'Don't Lie To Me' https://t.co/rziv26XzVd
— Debbie Nester (@DebbieNester1) September 28, 2018
Me listening to Barbra’s new single Don’t Lie To Me and looking at the stunning album cover pic.twitter.com/JZbwK4rxoD
— Fat, Not Evil (@paulbos) September 27, 2018
Babs is our Hero for America!
— Rita (@rita_lagunas123) September 29, 2018
Trump supporters were NOT happy.
These snobby rich people don't get us.
— Jamyson Harris (@AOGCLOTHINGCO13) September 29, 2018
I’ve heard it. It’s pathetic. She needs to quit now while some of us remember how well she used to sing. But most of us never cared about her politics and still don’t.
— Philip J (@Philiptrombone) September 29, 2018
— Mery (@merystos8) September 29, 2018
But something gave the impression that Babs would be unbothered.
Barbra Streisand watching Republicans go crazy over Don’t Lie To Me pic.twitter.com/bEdjQva6P1
— imaj (@jamizfoshiz) September 27, 2018
Lmfao at all the MAGA zombies burning their Streisand albums!
— Pfred Pflueger (@Pfredp) September 29, 2018
The single, which will be a track on her upcoming album Walls, may be lamenting the nuisance of Trump’s America, but there’s one lyric of hope: Everyone answers to someone.