John Fogerty Releases New Song “Weeping in The Promised Land”
- American singer-songwriter John Fogerty released a new song “Weeping in The Promised Land” on January 6, 2021.
The song was written by John Fogerty. The accompanying music vide was directed by Jeff Richter.
In the song, he refers to President Donald Trump as a "forked-tongue pharaoh" obsessed with power, while other lyrics reference health care workers, beleaguered immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
“I took a look back at what 2020 has been and tried to get my feelings out about the political climate, Black Lives Matter, COVID and everything else that occurred this year,” John Fogerty said in a statement. “Friends are dying, we are stuck at home, we are indeed weeping in the promised land.”
It's not the first time he has shown his displeasure with Trump, last year he criticised the President for using Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 hit song “Fortunate Son” at his rallies.
“It's a song I could have written now," he said. "And so I find it confusing ... that the president has chosen to use my song for his political rallies, when, in fact, it seems like he is probably the Fortunate Son.”
- source : Rolling Stone