- 07 Dec 16
Fiona Apple has put an anti-Donald Trump spin on a cover version of a classic Christmas song!
On her creative version of ‘The Christmas Song’ – more commonly known by its lyrics ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’, which was penned by songwriters Bob Wells and Mel Tormé – Fiona Apple sings about how she’d like to see, ‘Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fire!’
Fiona Apple has just uploaded a video for the track she’s hilariously entitled ‘Trump's Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ on her Tumblr page, Fiona Apple Rocks.
At the end of the video, Apple pulls a Sinead O’Connor by ripping up a picture of President-elect Donald Trump and declares, “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas/ Donald Trump, fuck you!”
Here’s the complete lyrics to Fiona Apple’s colourful version of the festive song:
Trump's nuts roasting on an open fire
As he keeps nipping at his foes.
You'll cry creepy uncle
Every time he arrives
For he keeps clawing at your clothes
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.
They know that Trump is on his way.
He's got black boys in hoodies locked up on his sleigh
And every working man is going to cry
When they learn that Letch don't care how you live or if you die
So I'm offering 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.