Bruce Springsteen Protest Song Met With Mixed Reviews Online 

Bruce Springsteen Protest Song Met With Mixed Reviews Online 

Rocker Bruce Springsteen denounces the “crook” Donald Trump in a protest song that he collaborated on.

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.

Bruce Springsteen protest song
Bruce Springsteen protest song

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.

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13 thoughts on “Bruce Springsteen Protest Song Met With Mixed Reviews Online 

  1. another has been who wants publicity, hes old and as far as i’m concerned not that talented, what a whiny piece of #$%$, why don’t all of you anti President Trump get the hell out of America for good,

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    1. Who ever said America was yours alone to own? Trump was NOT elected by a mandate. He was put into office by the Electoral College. You have been brought up on BS and you have NO IDEA what you are talking about. All you do is listen to alt-Right rubbish and then act like a schoolyard bully. You’re a snot nose kid with a lot to learn. Turn off that TV and stop listening to fake news. It’s rotting your brain and making you sound stupid.

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  2. Tell these two ugly old dumbocrats that President Trump could care less. He is the president and you are just an entertainer. Not a real good one at that.

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  3. Bruce has lost the connection he had with Blue collar America, and he doesn’t even realize it.
    You got rich from those people Bruce, and now you’ve insulted them.

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  4. Bruce! “BORN, IN THE USA!!!” Hey! What happened?

    I haven’t heard his new song and I hope I never do. Bernie Sanders had a good shot at winning the election (because he wasn’t Hillary) and the Anti-President people never talk about how the elections were rigged for Hillary. Bernie isn’t Hillary and he could have won. President Trump isn’t Hillary and he DID win.

    We kept that awful person from being our president, and now you want to bash the only other choice we had? Shame on you Bruce, for bashing the President of the United States who saved us from being destroyed by Hillary.

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  5. It has come to the point where blue collar workers have become, for the most part, desperate in holding on to their piece of the american pie. So desperate, in fact, that they will prostitute their principles to anyone who promises them any hope of the past. Sad…

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  6. Hey Bruce, we don’t need your song, it sucks, and so do you! You entertainers should not get into politics, most of you didn’t even go to college, and no buisnes trying to find fault with the person who is trying to help us… You puke!!!

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  7. Hey Bruce! Here’s a song for ya!

    I used to sing for the working class /
    They’re buying records and kissing my ass /
    Now all the lib’rals vote for Hillary’s crim’nals,/
    So maybe they’ll give me a pass. / /

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  8. How original. Let me write a song for you Brucel.

    It’s titled: Two Faced Liars.

    Democrat liberal politicians are prostituting again .
    They claim to be for the working class
    but forgot the ones that work.
    Then they say they’re for the little guy
    but the little guy gets squashed with their own policies

    So here’s what we did
    We went to the other side
    Cause we saw the double cross
    Never again will we believe your lies.

    Democrats don’t care for me
    How could they when they’re owned
    by Hollywood elites?
    Owned by corporate interests.
    Democrats don’t care for me
    They care for the most radical
    crap that has nothing to do with me…

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  9. I applaud them both on this song. Heard it for the first time today. Actually, I love this song. It says EXACTLY what the majority of Americans are feeling. Remember, Drumpf won the electoral NOT the popular vote. Lost that by how much? Nearly 3 Million votes. So, you see, the MAJORITY of Americans DID NOT WANT HIM IN. He IS a CON MAN and A Swindler. His first 100 days have been a living nightmare, for every decent human being that is fighting to do what is right for America, NOT the ESTABLISHMENT! I agree BOTH Parties are troubling, BUT the Republicans far more, CARING ONLY for how much they can line their pockets with special interests! Citizens United NEEDS to be OVERTURNED! Bring the power back to the people, not Corporations! Also, 98% of scientists are not wrong on climate change! This IS our only home, renewable energy is where we should be going. No More pipelines, no more fracking! REMEMBER….,#WaterIsLife

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