Listen To DEVO's New Song About Mitt Romney's Dog

The Obama-Romney dog wars just got a soundtrack.

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Devo performing in Los Angeles in 2004.

This story was updated at 4:54 p.m.

The Obama-Romney dog wars just got a soundtrack.

On Wednesday, American new wave band DEVO released a song targeting Mitt Romney's dog-on-roof incident with its wicked social commentary.

Devo's Gerald Casale, an animal lover, said he felt he "had to get involved" after he heard about the saga of Seamus, the Irish setter who famously went for a ride on the Romney family station wagon.

The result is the new single "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)," along with a mobile game titled "The Crate Escape," both which satirize the mishap.

Dogs Against Romney, an online group that partnered with Devo for the new song, called the song "classic DEVO social deconstructionist."

Listen to the song and read the lyrics below:

DON'T ROOF RACK ME, BRO! (SEAMUS UNLEASHED)

V1:

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?

V2

Dogs don't argue and dogs don't lie

You try to please us. You don't ask why

But when your master betrayed your trust

I wish you'd lost it, just that once

Seamus, why did you have to go away? Hey, hey, hey

(I hear you howlin')

CHORUS

Don't roof rack me, bro'

Gotta let me go

Don't roof rack me , bro'

Put me down on the ground!

Don't roof rack me bro'

Man, I told you so

Don't roof rack me bro'

Now the brown's comin' down

BRIDGE

Your master's story seems air-tight

But somethin' about him isn't right

He'll say anything to win the race

Wish you could rise up from your grave

And tell the world

How his smile hides

The soul of an angry little man

V3

Seamus Seamus please come back

Your master's pigged-out on Super-pacs

If he was honest and told the truth

He go to jail for what he did to you

Seamus, why do the bad guys seem to win? It's a sin.

(I hear ya howlin')

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