April 19, 2017
Rockers Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky have joined forces in a freshly released anti-Donald Trump anthem titled, "That's What Makes Us Great."
Grushecky, the Iron City Houserockers singer-songwriter who hails from Pittsburgh, collaborated with The Boss on the project, which made its debut Wednesday morning on E Street Radio on SiriusXM.
The song, which is now available for purchase on Grushecky's website and will soon be available to stream, tackles subjects like immigration and alternative facts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
“I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking. I sent it to him and he liked it," Grushecky told the newspaper. "I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.”
Springsteen says that President Trump is a "con man" during his part in the song.
"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," Springsteen 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."
Grushecky told the paper that Trump "lost" him when "he started making fun of special-needs people."
"How could a person like that be president of the United States?" he said. "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.”
It's no secret that Springsteen is anti-Trump. The New Jersey rocker frequently commented on Trump and the work of his administration while on tour in Australia in the beginning of the year.
See the full lyrics to "That's What Makes Us Great" here.