Barbra Streisand takes direct aim at Donald Trump in the new track “Don’t Lie To Me” from her forthcoming album Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.
Said Streisand to TIME: ‘I believe in the power of the truth, and I can’t stand being lied to. I don’t think the country should be lied to either. So that started me thinking about how to put down my thoughts in music and lyrics about what was on my mind. As a matter of fact, the first song from this album is called “What’s On My Mind.” And I was very driven by this president’s lies. And that’s why this first song is “Don’t Lie to Me.”…if you listen to it at first, maybe it could be a relationship—a woman walks into a room and sees her husband with another woman and says, ‘Who are you gonna believe? Me or my lyin’ eyes?’ To me, being lied to is very personal, very deep, because I was lied to as a child. But this is a president now…I think the total is over 5,000 lies. And I just don’t understand how the public or even his party lets him get away with that.’