Listen to my campaign song, All About That Race (For Mayor)

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When I recorded this campaign song at my friend Tony Daniels‘ place in New York City a couple of weeks ago, I had a sore throat from a cold and only a few minutes to do it. I planned to re-record it, and also shoot a video. But didn’t find the health or time. Still, a few seconds of this rough version was played on Breakfast Television (BT Toronto). And I can share it with you now to give you something to hum while you walk to the voting booth today. So, to the tune of Meghan Trainor‘s ‪#‎AllAboutThatBass‬, here’s my Mayoral platform, #‎AllAboutThatRace‬ (For Mayor). ‪#‎TOpoli‬

Lyrics:

“All About That Race”

Because you know I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race ‘Bout that race

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t polling one or two
But I can shakes hands, shake hands
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that passion that all voters chase
And I put all the right junk in all the right places (NOTE: In the video, I would sort my recycling here)

I see so many cars, stuck in that gridlock
You know that shit ain’t right
Traffic should not be stopped
If you want moving moving, just raise ‘em up (NOTE: In the video, people would be holding the ceiling handles on a streetcar)
‘Cause every inch of public transit
Gets you quicker to your stop

Yeah, as Mayor I’ll tell you don’t worry about your Pride
Because boy I’d like a little more festival to hold at night
You know I won’t be no arts-is-all-gravy bobblehead doll
So if that’s what you’re into
Then go write your own campaign song

Because you know I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race ‘Bout that race

I’m bringing new trees back
Go ahead and tell the squirrels and finches, Hey
No, I’m just playin’, I know you think you’re grey
But I’m here to tell you
Every inch of you can be green from the lakeshore to North York

Yah, as Mayor I’ll tell you don’t worry about your libraries
Because boy I’d like a little more reading to hold at night, you see
You know I won’t be no who’s-Margaret-Atwood bobblehead doll
So if that’s what you’re into
Then go ahead and vote for Doug

Because you know I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race ‘Bout that race

Because you know I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race ‘Bout that race

Because you know I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race, ‘Bout that race, for mayor
I’m all about that race ‘Bout that race

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