As the nation waits with bated breath on the results of the 2020 election, former-Styx leader Dennis DeYoung took to his Facebook page to post a good natured message to friends and fans.

Here’s DeYoung’s tongue-in-cheek message:

Post Election thoughts without knowing the outcome. It’s irrelevant.

Hey kids After much investigation I have concluded the obvious regarding voters. Something I always knew but was unable to articulate. This applies to all politicians of every political party. And humans in general.

PEOPLE NEVER MIND BEING LIED TO AS LONG AS THEY LIKE THE LIE.

PEOPLE NEVER MIND BEING LIED TO AS LONG AS THEY LIKE THE LIE.

True in politics, true in all our human interaction. EXAMPLE

If I call you up every single morning and tell you sincerely and convincingly that your are the most talented, brilliant, beautiful (handsome) and decent person I have ever known I doubt you would object. Why would you? Unless you’re a masochist. That’s why it’s so hard to get out the Masochist vote in any election.

This is what politicians do with their promises and policies. Left, right, center. Always have. Roman Emperor Bicus Dyckus wrote an extensive treatise on this way back in the B.C. (Sorry Pythons). And we fall for it every time. I have been perplexed at times as to why seemingly reasonable folks would believe obvious lies. . . but not anymore.

Remember this is not about either candidate or party they are all guilty. Their lies are calculated to their constituency. That only leaves we the people to do our homework and decide who’s more full of poop. It won’t be easy, we’re suckers for illusions and flattery. And they are seasoned experts in this field.

In conclusions I’d like to sincerely thank all of you who come here to Facebook and have supported me in my career for nearly 50 years. You are unquestionably the smartest, most beautiful (and handsome) dedicated, discerning, honest, generous, gracious and remarkable fans of any in the world, galaxy, Universe which includes parallel ones in the entire history of everything, even before history.

Cheers and grazie Mille your idol the humble genius… me.

P.s. Please stop buying any music but mine.

FAST FACTS

  • Dennis DeYoung will always be best remembered for writing and singing such ’70s and ’80s Styx classics “Come Sail Away,” “Lady,” “The Grand Illusion,” “Don’t Let It End,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Babe,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Best Of Times” — along with his solo hit and early-MTV favorite, “Desert Moon.”

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Styx holds the distinction having four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, 16 Top 40 singles — including eight Top 10 hits — including the 1979 chart-topper, “Babe.”
  • They have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and passed over — since 1997.

SIDE NOTES

  • 26 East, Vol. 1 is Dennis DeYoung’s seventh studio set and takes its title from his childhood home in the Roseland, the South side of Chicago. It marks DeYoung’s first studio album since 2007’s One Hundred Years From Now.
  • DeYoung has released a pair of tracks from the upcoming album –a team-up with Julian Lennon called “To The Good Old Days,” along with the new album’s lead track, “East Of Midnight.”

CHECK IT OUT: Dennis DeYoung in 2020 performing “The Best Of Times” live at home: