Don Dokken had a chat with Myglobalmind about the lyrical themes from Dokkens upcoming new album “Broken Bones”.
“We are about halfway done with the record, and a lot of my lyrics are about what is going on now. Whether you are a fan of Trump or not, I see him as a little unhinged and trying to take over the planet, so I wrote a song called ‘Hail To The King’ about him. He has a king mentality.
“I’m not a political person at all — I don’t get involved in politics — but when you see the craziness of the government and the guy firing his people daily, like the attorney general and the prosecutor, it’s bizarre.”
“I wrote a tongue-in-cheek song about a guy who is running the country and feels he has no limitations or rules. That he can do whatever he wants like a king. I wrote another song about the insanity of these demonstrations.
“People have the right to march and protest the George Floyd situation, but you get these people who use it as an opportunity to rob and loot. They don’t care about George Floyd; they just want to go down there with a hammer and bust out windows to grab TVs, so I wrote a song called ‘Rampage’. They are thugs, gang bangers and crooks who want to take advantage of the situation while the police are doing their best to keep the crowds under control.”