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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:45 PM

Bruce Springsteen Bashes Trump in New Protest Song

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-bruce-springsteen-bash-trump-in-new-protest-song-con-man-w477638

Bruce Springsteen Bashes Trump in New Protest Song

"I never put my faith/ In a con man and his crooks," Springsteen sings on collaboration with Joe Grushecky
Charles Mostoller/Getty
By Ryan Reed


Bruce Springsteen bashes President Trump as a "con man" on "That's What Makes Us Great," his new protest song with longtime collaborator Joe Grushecky. "Don't tell me a lie/ And sell it as a fact/ I've been down that road before/ And I ain't going back," Springsteen sings on the track, Pitchfork reports.

The song premiered Wednesday morning on SiriusXM and Grushecky's website. At one point in the sharply worded tune, Springsteen proclaims, "Don't you brag to me/ That you never read a book/ I never put my faith/ In a con man and his crooks."

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Grushecky said he'd already written the song before initiating the collaboration. "I sent it to him and he liked it," he noted. "I said, 'What do you think about singing on it?' He gave it the Bruce treatment." The singer, who formerly fronted Pittsburgh rock band the Iron City Houserockers, added that Trump "lost {him} the moment he started making fun of special needs people," referring to an infamous speech where the Republican appeared to mimic a disabled reporter. "How could a person like that be president of the United States?"

Springsteen blasted Trump numerous times before and after the 2016 election, infamously calling him a "moron" in a September interview with Rolling Stone.

"Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically," he said. "The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you're pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it's a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don't go back in so easy, if they go back in at all.

"The ideas he's moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas Ė white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he's done Ė not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately."

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Reply Bruce Springsteen Bashes Trump in New Protest Song (Original post)
babylonsister Apr 2017 OP
malaise Apr 2017 #1
DesertRat Apr 2017 #2
dalton99a Apr 2017 #3
JHan Apr 2017 #4
BSdetect Apr 2017 #5
Docreed2003 Apr 2017 #6
Wawannabe Apr 2017 #7
cilla4progress Apr 2017 #8
ailsagirl Apr 2017 #9
orangecrush Apr 2017 #10
oasis Apr 2017 #11
mcar Apr 2017 #12
VWolf Apr 2017 #13
smirkymonkey Apr 2017 #14
BigmanPigman Apr 2017 #15
lindysalsagal Apr 2017 #16

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:47 PM

1. Off to the greatest page for thee

"Don't you brag to me/ That you never read a book/ I never put my faith/ In a con man and his crooks."

The real BOSS!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:47 PM

2. K&R for the Boss!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

3. Awesome.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

4. K & R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

5. Hope the msaage sinks in to some drumphers

Hard to penetrate those bubbles.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 01:14 PM

6. "The Boss"...k&r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 01:51 PM

7. Thanks babylonsister

For the info!! Have been listening to Some protest music and had not heard of anything modern day (Besides Fuck Donald Trump) hahhaaha! Live that one and I am not really found o rap music.
Will be goin to hear me some boss!
Fuck Donald Trump..btw.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:34 PM

8. WE KNEW this would spawn

awesome art, at least....


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:36 PM

9. Excellent!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:42 PM

10. Outstanding!

Makes me proud to be a native Pittsburgher!


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:42 PM

11. Resist.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:48 PM

12. Bruuuuccce!

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Response to mcar (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:10 PM

13. The pride of Asbury Park

and NJ in general.

Bruce, Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep ... and the turnpike. That's us!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 04:12 PM

14. K&R

Bruce is a true patriot!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:24 AM

15. I read in Rolling Stone that Roger Waters

(Pink Floyd) is also writing an anti-tRump album. During his shows recently he has been very blatant in his hatred for Humpty Dumpty and he has always been very political.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:11 AM

16. Thanks. I needed a protest sign for tomorrow. NYC, baby!

Itís up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
I know this to be true
Thatís what makes us great

[Verse 2]
Donít tell me a lie
And sell it as a fact
Iíve been down that road before
And I ainít goiní back

And donít you brag to me
That you never read a book
I never put my faith
In a con man and his crooks

I wonít follow down that path
And tempt the hands of fate
Aw, letís turn this thing around
Before it gets too late

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