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Pulling No Punches: CocoRosie – Smoke ’em Out

  • February 12, 2017
  • 3 min read


“Smoke ’em Out” (feat. ANOHNI)

CocoRosie has just released an extremely politically-charged new song.  Fearing for the rights of everyone in the world, especially the LGBTQ community, and with the help of ANOHNI (formerly of Antony and the Johnsons), CocoRosie believed that they needed to speak up against Trump and his circus of dangerous clowns.  According to CocoRosie,

Today, we share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. 

Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this un-natural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down. 

CocoRosie has never backed away from sensitive topics, be it child brides to racism under the guise of religion to the blatant sexism in families were boys are preferred over women.  CocoRosie is one of the major supporters of LGBTQ rights, and also is the leading band of what is called freak folk.  Listen to them.  They are amazing, and they are fighting for all of us.  Thank you again.  And ANHONI, formerly Antony, is one of rock’s leading transgender singers.

Bums rush out the door

Mama didn’t want you anymore

A thornless rose in her side

Despite being bonded by blood lines

It wasn’t the right time

She said no more free load

This is the end of the freak show

Half shake and heart broke

Half slewed half snapped

A rat trap snapping back

Hand bone hand me down

Baloney sandwich lonely clowns

Smoke laugh toke craft

Porn blood piss grass

Piss miss heart hand

Tried to take a stand

Down dropped sales low

The joys and woes

The curtains slowly close

Burning Down the House

Smoke em out smoke em out the dead girl shouts

I was on the verge like so many times

Got children and wives waving forks and knives

The new sound circles round

Slaughter raging death dice

Fall hot house burn down

Foes upon foes, west to east it goes

The dead girl says let’s just be friends

In the glorious tone of marrow and bone

These days of ore

The chance we meet once more

The smoke lightning crack asunder

The boom of guns the peel of thunder

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