The song by Joe Grushecky, a rocker with whom Springsteen has already worked, is titled That’s What Makes Us Great , a play on the US president’s campaign slogan: America its greatness “.
The song premiered Wednesday morning on SiriusXM and Grushecky’s website.
“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, which was released Wednesday morning on Grushecky’s website.
“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 song continues.
Although the song was not written by Bruce Springsteen, this collaboration is one of his most committed musical releases.
The one who has often sung the miseries of the American working class – which helped to bring Donald Trump to power – committed in 2004 to Democrat John Kerry during the presidential campaign he had lost to George W Bush.
Then last year, he had supported Hillary Clinton, Democrat also, defeated by Donald Trump. During a rally of the former first lady in November, he had also denounced the “profound lack of decency” of the real estate magnate become president.
Grushecky — whose 1995 album American Babylon was produced by Springsteen — told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’d written the song before the Boss got involved. Springsteen reportedly sent his part to the Pittsburgh-based musician over the Internet.
“I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking. I sent it to him and he liked it,” Grushecky told the paper. “I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.”
In September, the 67-year-old E Street Band leader called Trump a “moron” in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic,” he said. “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.”
“Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically,” he said in a September interview with Rolling Stone. . “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 – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he’s done – 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.”
Springsteen performed a concert at a rally for Clinton just before Election Day.