Neuer Song: “That’s What Makes Us Great” – Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen

Joe Grushecky hat mit Bruce Springsteen den Protestsong “That’s What Makes Us Great” aufgenommen. Die wütende Rockhymne soll heute – am 19. April 2017 um 10:00 Uhr (Eastern Standard Time) – auf Joe Grusheckys Homepage veröffentlicht und auf SiriusXM Radio erstmals gespielt werden.

Der aus Pittsburgh, PA stammende Künstler releaste 1979 sein Debütalbum „Love’s So Tough“ und wurde von den Kritikern mit viel Lob überschüttet. Bruce Springsteen traf den Künstler Anfang der 1980er Jahre und spielte am 17. Juli 1982 das erste Konzert mit Joe Grushecky in Clarence Clemons Nightclub „Big Man’s West“ in Red Bank, NJ. Seit dieser Zeit verbindet die beiden Musiker eine langjährige Freundschaft.


Joe Grushecky – American Babylon (Album, 1995)

Im Jahre 1995 trat Bruce Springsteen nicht nur als Co-Autor beim Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers Album „American Babylon“, sondern auch als Produzent in Erscheinung. 2006 war Bruce Springsteens Gesang und Gitarrenspiel auf dem Grushecky Album „A Good Life“ zu hören.

NJArts.net berichtet:

Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky sing out against Trump administration in new song
Bruce Springsteen sings lines such as “Don’t tell me a lie and sell it as a fact” and “I never put my faith in a con man” on a new Trump Era protest song, “That’s What Makes Us Great.”
The hard-edged, angry rock song, which is being released Wednesday morning, is credited to Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen. / Quelle

“That’s What Makes Us Great” – Lyrics:

They come from everywhere
All 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
Ah, 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

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 con man and his crooks

I won’t follow down that path
And tempt the hands of fate
Ah, 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?

Is there a difference I can make?
It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
I know this to be true

And that’s what makes us great
That’s what makes us great
That’s what makes us great
That’s what makes us great

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