Try BlazeTV for Free
News

Barbra Streisand says she 'went ballistic' while writing new song for President Trump

Actress-singer Barbra Streisand, participating in the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, is belting out a new song she wrote for President Donald Trump. "I just can't stand what's going on," the iconic singer told the AP. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Singer Barbra Streisand is belting out a new song she wrote for President Donald Trump. And it's not a love song.

What's the name of it?

Streisand said she began writing the song, “Don’t Lie to Me,” with subtle references to the president.

Then, “I just went ballistic,” the 76-year-old Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy winner told The Associated Press.

In her song, Streisand laments what the president has “undone.” An outspoken and longtime Democrat, Streisand was a strong supporter of former President Barack Obama.

Here's a sampling of the lyrics: "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 iconic singer told The Associated Press. "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."

Streisand said she wrote the song after she was in the car, listening to news that "was making me sick, listening to lies, listening to things that are such craziness."

It's set for release on Nov. 2 and appears on her new album, “Walls.”

Streisand takes another political jab in the song, "The Rain Will Fall."

“You can spell rain several ways,” Streisand told the news outlet.

"But it's my prophecy," she added, laughing. "I hope it comes true."

Streisand said she is “heartbroken” over the current state of the country and the world.

"I wanted to talk about the things that were making me feel so sad, heartbroken," she told the AP. "I'm a kind of fierce American. I don't know who we are anymore as a country. Are we embracing people who flee oppression? Or are we separating children from parents, putting them in cages? I don't know if people care about the planet, the survival of the planet. Do they care about clean air? Clean water? Clean food? If they do, how could they vote for somebody like Trump, who believes it's a hoax?"

Did she dedicate the album?

Streisand said she "kind of dedicates this album to the young people who are speaking out."

In her interview with the news outlet, Streisand stressed the importance of getting out to vote.

"It's easy to feel powerless now but we're not if each of us speak up and get out and vote," she told the Associated Press.

"I'm frightened for this country," Streisand continued. "And yet, I have hope."

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Recommended
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.