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Is This the Best We Can Do?

A friend and fellow Villanova faculty member, Bud Drago, has just released his band’s (Freeze Time) latest single, “Is This the Best We Can Do?”. His band has put out five albums, the most recent, Sub Zero, was released earlier this year.

Here is an excerpt from an email he sent me, along with the lyrics to the song.


What can we say that hasn’t been said about the 2016 election that hasn’t been said by the two leading candidates? Well, Freeze Time has attempted to combine all the bluster with some good old fashioned rock and roll. This is their take on the election – with help from  Donald and Hillary….. lyrics if you please…

Can you believe it
We’re down to these two
And all of us wonder
Is this the best we can do?

Is it illusion?
Cause it can’t be true
Is this a nightmare
Is this the best we can do?

We’ll get a wall
Private e mails too
Indictments await
Is this the best we can do

Is this the best, the best we can do
No matter which one wins. We all lose
There will be a celebration with loud cheers
And tears when we realize this will last for four or more years

Take your pick please
Cause I’m too confused
Flip flops and deceit
Is this the best we can do?

Rip Van Winkle
That’s who I’d like to choose
For 48 months
Is this the best we can do

Hillary’s smile
Donald’s hairdo
Oh what a country
Is this the best we can do

Is this the best, the best we can do
No matter which one wins. We all lose
There will be a celebration with loud cheers
And tears when we realize this will last for four or more years

On the other hand, we have made lots of mistakes
Do you really think, either one will a difference make?

copyright 2016 by Listening Post Music; All Rights Reserved. Words & music by Bud Drago

If you like those words – check out the music too!

The song is available on itunes, amazon.com, spotify, cdbaby.com, and other digital retailers (search for Freeze Time – Is This The Best We Can Do).

If you have a moment (or 4:02 to be exact) please consider checking it out– and if you know anyone in the media – please feel free to share!

This track features two father-son combinations – Grammy nominated drummer Glenn Ferracone ( http://www.the-music-centre.com/faculty.html) on drums and his son, Luke, from the band Groove Merchants (http://groovemerchantsmusic.com/) on searing lead guitar. Bud Drago on rhythm guitar with his son Elliott on bass. Keith Drago, who was responsible for outstanding work on Freeze Time’s latest album, Sub Zero (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/freezetime5) , was in California at the time the song was recorded but he did select the photos, audio clips and provided inspiration. Nicole Lin took the photographs from Keith and designed the cover.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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