Fiona Apple put a hostile to Trump turn on the occasion great “The Christmas Song” – all the more usually known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” – transforming it into an a cappella tribute, “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”
The song appears in a video posted on the Tumblr page, Fiona Apple Rocks, indicating Apple warbling the sweet and savage tune in selfie-mode. Perused the full lyrics below.
In her parody, Apple flips Bob Wells and Mel Tormé’s unique verses of holiday warmth into spikes about the President-elect’s dash of advancing misogyny and prejudice on the campaign trail: “Everybody knows some money and entitlement/ Can help to make the season white/ Mothers of color with their kids out of sight/ Will find it hard to sleep at night.” Apple ends on a cathartic close as she pulls a Sinead O’Connor, ripping up a picture of Trump, and singing “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas/ Donald Trump, fuck you.”
“Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire” is an astonishing treat from Apple, whose last collection, The Idler Wheel… landed in 2012. Not long ago, Apple joined artist lyricist Andrew Bird on “Left Hand Kisses,” a two part harmony off his new collection, Are You Serious.
“Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire” Full Lyrics
Trump’s nuts simmering on an open fire
As he continues nipping at his adversaries.
You’ll cry unpleasant uncle
Every time he arrives
For he keeps clawing at your clothes
Everyone knows some money and entitlement
Can make the season white
Moms of shading with their children far away
Will think that it’s difficult to rest around evening time.
They realize that Trump is en route.
He has dark young men in hoodies bolted up on his sleigh
What’s more, every working man will cry
When they learn that Letch don’t care how you live or if you die
So, I’m putting forth this simple phrase
To kids from one to 92
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Donald Trump, fuck you.