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Why Springsteen should write a Trump protest song

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Bruce Springsteen has been outspoken in his opposition to President Donald Trump. He even went so far as to take the stage in Australia saying he’s embarrassed to be American.

Bruce’s political rants during his concerts have turned off some fans who loved his music but don’t want to hear him talk about his political views during shows. So why not sing about them? Why not write a protest song that could galvanize those that agree with his views, as well as reach others who may not be as interested to start paying more attention to what’s going on?

I think with the climate being what it is today, a Bruce Springsteen song reflecting the views of at least half the country would get tons of play from those media outlets — both radio and television — that agree with him. Springsteen’s message could get out on a much bigger scale than simply pontificating at shows where many would rather hear him sing.

Protest songs have been a staple of American culture since we were formed. Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land,” which Springsteen often performs. Bruce’s music has always reflected his view of America. It’s time for him to write something that would reflect his embarrassed feelings now.

All it takes is one song that can sum up what so many people are feeling and can be singing in the streets and if ever there was a man to write such a song he’s Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen.

Steve Trevelise is on the air from Monday-Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m. Tweet him @realstevetrev or @nj1015.

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