Dolan seems to fancy himself a truth-tellin', rock-n-rollin' troubadour à la Neil Young, and his new song "Under That Hood"—premiered at the New York Times—is his "Ohio": The tale of an unconscionable killing, told bluntly, with lots of vocal harmonies.
The Trayvon Martin-referencing tune differs from "Ohio" in one key aspect: It is bad. It is very bad. From the lyrics to the phrasing to the harmonica fart sounds that penetrate the third verse, everything about it is bad. Its closest analogue...an Applebee's jingle?
The full lyrics are below, courtesy of Kevin Draper:
Here are the lyrics to Knicks owner James Dolan's song about Trayvon Martin. pic.twitter.com/qW9ZcYE4Xh
— Kevin Draper (@kevinmdraper) September 12, 2014
If you happen to be a fan of political allegory told from the unique perspective of a guy who owns two major sports franchises and at least as many Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band records, a reminder: you can catch these guys tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.
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