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A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

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This is an impressive representation of what should have been by an impressive and articulate artist . . . . it's a must read in my view.

http://observer.com/2017/02/an-apology-from-bruce-springsteen-for-letting-trump-win/

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Very nice find, Knothead. Most excellent

I wonder what Bruce thinks about it.

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Living in the wasteland of the free...

We got preachers dealing in politics and diamond mines
and their speech is growing increasingly unkind
They say they are Christ's disciples
but they don't look like Jesus to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got politicians running races on corporate cash
Now don't tell me they don't turn around and kiss them peoples' ass
You may call me old-fashioned
but that don't fit my picture of a true democracy
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got CEO's making two hundred times the workers' pay
but they'll fight like hell against raising the minimum wage
and If you don't like it, mister, they'll ship your job
to some third-world country 'cross the sea
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

Living in the wasteland of the free
where the poor have now become the enemy
Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones
Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
Living in the wasteland of the free

We got little kids with guns fighting inner city wars
So what do we do, we put these little kids behind prison doors
and we call ourselves the advanced civilization
that sounds like crap to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got high-school kids running 'round in Calvin Klein and Guess
who cannot pass a sixth-grade reading test
but if you ask them, they can tell you
the name of every crotch on MTV
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We kill for oil, then we throw a party when we win
Some guy refuses to fight, and we call that the sin
but he's standing up for what he believes in
and that seems pretty damned American to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

Living in the wasteland of the free
where the poor have now become the enemy
Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones
Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
Living in the wasteland of the free

While we sit gloating in our greatness
justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea
Living in the wasteland of the free
Living in the wasteland of the free
Living in the wasteland of the free

http://www.absolutelyrics.com/lyrics/view/iris_dement/wasteland_of_the_free/

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I know I could have done more to resist his election. I bought signs, but I did not organize. I did not go door to door like I did as a kid for goldwater and Nixon. I had conversation with friends who were intent on voting for President Trump, but I was not able to counter their argument that a nation needs secure borders. There were facts and arguments which easily could counter the illusion that a wall makes a nation secure......it does not if there are 5k miles of no wall on our shores and the Canadian border, but that small fact did not stop the propaganda from working. My biggest fault was I did not attack the propagandist who were spewing lies. It got boring to constantly have to counter lies because you simply thought intelligent people would not swallow what a used car salesman or siding salesman was lying about, yet in politics the lie is gobbled up if it is packaged with fear and prejudice. The problem is that the failure was organization and the unwillingness to play dirty.

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Living in the wasteland of the free...

We got preachers dealing in politics and diamond mines
and their speech is growing increasingly unkind
They say they are Christ's disciples
but they don't look like Jesus to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got politicians running races on corporate cash
Now don't tell me they don't turn around and kiss them peoples' ass
You may call me old-fashioned
but that don't fit my picture of a true democracy
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got CEO's making two hundred times the workers' pay
but they'll fight like hell against raising the minimum wage
and If you don't like it, mister, they'll ship your job
to some third-world country 'cross the sea
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

Living in the wasteland of the free
where the poor have now become the enemy
Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones
Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
Living in the wasteland of the free

We got little kids with guns fighting inner city wars
So what do we do, we put these little kids behind prison doors
and we call ourselves the advanced civilization
that sounds like crap to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We got high-school kids running 'round in Calvin Klein and Guess
who cannot pass a sixth-grade reading test
but if you ask them, they can tell you
the name of every crotch on MTV
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

We kill for oil, then we throw a party when we win
Some guy refuses to fight, and we call that the sin
but he's standing up for what he believes in
and that seems pretty damned American to me
and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

Living in the wasteland of the free
where the poor have now become the enemy
Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones
Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
Living in the wasteland of the free

While we sit gloating in our greatness
justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea
Living in the wasteland of the free
Living in the wasteland of the free
Living in the wasteland of the free

http://www.absolutelyrics.com/lyrics/view/iris_dement/wasteland_of_the_free/

O! M! F! G! I think I'm gonna be sick--that's like mainlining pure maple syrup.  I feel like gouging out my earballs with a grapefruit spoon then getting a hooker to hose me down with steam bleach...   you have to pay extra for that, by the way.

Do the Grammys have an award for trite and sappy?

Excuse me, I have to take a taxi down to desolation row, see can I find some serious songwritin'.

Ohhh myyy, look what I found:

Well, John the Baptist after torturing a thief
Looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief
Saying, "Tell me great hero, but please make it brief
Is there a hole for me to get sick in?"

Sal wrote:I wonder what Bruce thinks about it.


Exactly but I like the funny G E Smith line at the end, besides I doubt the real Bruce would waste that much time dumping on Streep.


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