Barbra Streisand to Trump in new song: Don't lie to me!

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 | MESFIN FEKADU
 09/27/2018 12:08 PM MDT
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NEW YORK (AP) — When Barbra Streisand started writing lyrics for her new political song, "Don't Lie to Me," she initially aimed for "very subtle" references to President Donald Trump. But she couldn't help herself.

"I just went ballistic," she said.

"Don't Lie to Me," released Thursday, finds a passionate Streisand questioning the nation's leader and pleading for change. Lyrics include, "How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?/All that we built has come undone/How do you sleep when the world is burning?/Everyone answers to someone."

"I just can't stand what's going on," the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner said in an interview with The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday night. "His assault on our democracy, our institutions, our founders — I think we're in a fight. ... We're in a war for the soul of America."

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