The Killers Savage Trump’s America In New Protest Song ‘Land Of The Free’

The Killers offer up a scalding critique of America under President Donald Trump in new protest carol “Land of the Free.”

The rock band’s frontman, Brandon Flowers, sings about institutional racism, immigration, incarceration and gun violence in the track liberated Monday.

And on Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, Flowers muses 😛 TAGEND

“Down at their own borders, they’re gonna put up a wall,

Concrete and Rebar Steel rays( I’m standing crying ),

High enough to keep all those filthy hands off,

Of our hopes and our dreamings( I’m standing crying ),

People who only want the same things we do,

In the ground of the free.”

Check out the music video, directed by Spike Lee, here 😛 TAGEND

In an Instagram post, Flowers uncovered the genesis of the anthem actually came in December 2012 — in accordance with the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which six adults and 20 children were killed.

“The news was devastating, ” he wrote. “Heart wrenching. A gut punch. But, sadly not as shocking as it should have been.”

“If there was a single moment that I mentally began to assemble’ Land of the Free, ’ that was it.”

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