John Fogerty takes on Trump and more in new song 'Weeping in the Promised Land'

The CCR star's first song since 2018

January 7, 2021

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John Fogerty has returned with a new socially charged track, his first original song since 2018's "The Holy Grail.” The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman released “Weeping in the Promised Land,” on Wednesday morning.

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The sorrow-filled single finds Fogerty, pondering the current state of the nation, featuring lyrics about nurses crying and a well "poisoned with lies" that seem to reference the ongoing pandemic and outgoing presidential administration, respectively.

He references the president's public disagreements with Dr. Anthony Fauci and healthcare heroes struggling on the frontlines regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “He dances on their bones / Pharaoh shoutin’ down the medicine man” Fogerty sings out. "With dread in their eyes, all the nurses are crying / Everywhere sorrow, everywhere dying.”

In the song's third verse, he sings about Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black victims of police brutality whose deaths sparked nationwide protests last summer. "Shoot you in your bed just like they done before," Fogerty sings of Taylor. “Out in the street / On your neck with a knee / The people are cryin’ / Your words ‘I can’t breathe’ and the white judge say been no crime here,” he sings in honor of Floyd, pausing a beat to let the protest footage roll.

Fogerty’s gospel-fueled song isn’t the first anti-Donald Trump stance he’s taken, and probably wont be the last. Clearly not a fan of his, the GRAMMY winner sent Trump a cease-and-desist order for using the CCR classic hit "Fortunate Son" during one of his campaign rallies.

Watch Fogerty’s "Weeping in the Promised Land" video above.

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