Devo releases song in honor of Mitt Romney's dog Seamus
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Entertainment, Music
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Do you remember Devo? Even though the band is most memorable for ‘80s jam “Whip It,” their new release might become just as popular, if not for the tune, maybe for its overall meaning.

Devo just released a song in honor of Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus. You know the one he strapped (in a cage) to the roof of his car and left there for about 12 hours, while Romney and his family rode inside the car on vacation in 1983?

The song is titled, “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed).” Here are a few lines from the song.

“Seamus, Seamus, please come back.
Your former master is on the attack.
If he was honest, and told the truth, he’d go to jail for what he did to you.
Seamus, why did he make you ride outside?
Dogs don’t argue, dogs don’t lie.
You try to please us, you don’t ask why, but when your master betrayed your trust I wish you lost it just that once.”

This isn’t the first time Devo’s founder, Gerald V. Casale, has created a tribute to Seamus. He has a campaign, Remember Seamus, and is currently working on a smartphone game called “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed.” Casale is even an avid supporter of Dogs Against Romney.

If this song doesn’t get Romney’s attention, I don’t know what will.

The Romney family has contested the backlash received for their actions, and even said Seamus “loved” traveling atop the car.

Check out the full song!

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About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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