THE BOSS GOES BAD: Bruce Springsteen records an anti-Trump song


Bruce Springsteen Trump song

Bruce Springsteen has been a long-time critic of President Donald Trump, and now, he’s using his gravelly voice to work against him. The admitted fan of both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has recorded a song blasting President Trump, calling him a “con man.” He refers to members of the Trump administration as “crooks.”


The song is titled “That’s What Makes Us Great,” and while it has not yet been released, the lyrics are out. They are included below.

Springsteen teamed up with Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky, who wrote the song. Grushecky was inspired to create the song when President Trump was inaugurated in January. He asked Springsteen to collaborate with him, and the song was recorded.

The Daily Mail provides details on how Springsteen got involved.

‘I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking,’ Grushecky said, talking to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

‘I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, “What do you think about singing on it?”

‘He gave it the Bruce treatment.’

The scathing lyrics touch on immigration, and saves his most harsh criticism for a verse in which he sings: ‘And 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 chorus is slightly more upbeat, stating: ‘It’s up to me and you. Love can conquer hate. I know this to be true. That’s what makes us great.’

Just days before the election, Springsteen performed at a Hillary Clinton rally in Pennsylvania. It was expected that Springsteen’s working man image would appeal to union workers there who did not care for Hillary. “This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself,” Springsteen said.

The tactic did not work: Trump carried the state in an upset that was critical in his election win.

Since Trump took office, Springsteen has said publicly that he is embarrassed to be an American because of him.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

They come from everywhere

A longing to be free

They come to join us here

From sea to shining sea

And they all have a dream

As people always will

To be safe and warm

In that shining city on the hill

Some wanna slam the door

Instead of opening the gate

Aw, let’s turn this thing around

Before it gets too late

Chorus: It’s up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

That’s what makes us great

Don’t tell me a lie

And sell it as a fact

I’ve been down that road before

And I ain’t goin’ back

And don’t you brag to me

That you never read a book

I never put my faith

In a conman and his crooks

I won’t follow down that path

And tempt the hands of fate

Aw, let’s turn this thing around

Before it gets too late

It’s up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

That’s what makes us great

In the quiet of the night

I lie here wide awake

And I ask myself

Is there a difference I can make?

It’s up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

That’s what makes us great

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