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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:43 PM

Bruce Springsteen tells President Trump in new song: 'Don't tell me a lie and sell it as a fact'


I have not listened to the song yet. Will soon.


April 20, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Bruce Springsteen tells President Trump in new song: 'Don't tell me a lie and sell it as a fact'


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-april-bruce-springsteen-trump-protest-song-1492698276-htmlstory.html





Grushecky, Springsteen raise their voices on Trump protest song



April 18, 2017 8:47 PM


http://www.post-gazette.com/image/2014/05/23/720x_q90_cMC_z_ca482,199,1945,1451/20140522bwJoeMag01-1.jpg

Joe Grushecky, left, and the Houserockers, are joined by Bruce Springsteen in a 2014 concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.




By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Grushecky and Bruce Springsteen have joined forces once again, this time on a passionate protest anthem called ďThatís What Makes Us Great.Ē


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Asked what specifically sparked the song, Grushecky, who taught in schools for decades, said, ď[Trump] lost me the moment he started making fun of special needs people. How could a person like that be president of the United States? Regardless of all the other [stuff], that to me is appalling. I have special needs people in my family and in my neighborhood. I worked with special needs people my whole life and I was really offended by it.Ē

ďThatís What Makes Us GreatĒ will debut on E Street Radio on Sirius XM at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will hit www.joegrushecky.com and iTunes and other streaming services soon after.

Here are the lyrics:

Thatís What Makes Us Great

Grushecky:

They come from everywhere

A longing to be free

They come to join us here

From sea to shining sea



Together:

And they all have a dream

As people always will

To be safe and warm

In that shining city on the hill



Grushecky:

Some wanna slam the door

Instead of opening the gate

Aw, letís turn this thing around

Before it gets too late



Together:

Itís up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

Thatís what makes us great



Springsteen:

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



Together:

I wonít follow down that path

And tempt the hands of fate

Aw, letís turn this thing around

Before it gets too late



Itís up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

Thatís what makes us great



Springsteen:

In the quiet of the night

I lie here wide awake

And I ask myself

Is there a difference I can make?



Itís up to me and you

Love can conquer hate

I know this to be true

Thatís what makes us great


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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:02 PM

1. i was wondering where all the protest songs were...

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:48 PM

2. Don't pee on me and tell me that it's raining.

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