November 5, 2012

"I kissed your sister and I kissed your mama, Forward/ Usually this time of day, I'm in my pajamas, Forward/ Let's vote for the man who got Osama/ Forward and away we go."

Sang Bruce Springsteen today in Madison, incorporating Obama's slogan/Wisconsin's motto into a makeshift lyric.

The fire officials estimated the crowd size at 18,000. A police office gave Meade the number 15,000, as I noted in an earlier post. 15,000 or 18,000, it's much less than the 30,000 or so that showed up for the Springsteenless Obama here in Madison a month ago, which was itself much less than the 80,000 people who showed up in 2004 when Bruce Springsteen appeared with John Kerry.

39 comments:

Pogo said...

I suppose those lyrics make sense in context, but sounds like crazy-homeless-man-downtown to me.

Expat(ish) said...

Sounds very "droit de seigneur" in some creepy way to me.

War on women indeed.

-XC

PS - Maybe those are recycled Bill Clinton lyrics?

MadisonMan said...

I guess we can be glad he sleeps in PJs.

Patrick said...

But did he play "Stand With Governor Walker?"

Pogo said...

It's always so moving when multi-millionaires sing about being poor and outta luck.

Brings a crocodile tear to my eye.

Curious George said...

Forget ObamaCare and the debt/Forward

Forget the fact that you're not employed yet/Forward

Let's all make that double down bet/Forward!

And like Greece we all go.



rcommal said...

MadisonMan: Ha!!!

bagoh20 said...

Perversion
Sloth
Assassination
Forward!

Quayle said...

What does he care if we don't have jobs.

He's set from singing about people that don't have jobs.

Marshal said...

Uh, that sucks.

PackerBronco said...

Springsten's talent for writing lyrics has not changed.

Read that as you will ...

gerry said...

15,000 vs. 80,000, FORWARD!

AF said...

What size crowds is Romney drawing today?

Beorn said...

They should have had BB King instead so he could sing the new Obama anthem, "The Thrill is Gone!"

Ann Althouse said...

"I guess we can be glad he sleeps in PJs."

Mitt Romney sleeps naked. You got a problem with naked?

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

"I kissed your sister and I kissed your mama, Forward/ Usually this time of day, I'm in my pajamas, Forward/ Let's vote for the man who got Osama/ Forward and away we go."

Sang Bruce Springsteen today in Madison, incorporating Obama's slogan/Wisconsin's motto into a makeshift lyric.


All whilst jumping a shark, I assume.

Mike said...

Can't find current reports about today's Romney appearances but they filled a venue of 25,000 in freezing weather in Bucks Co. PA yesterday -- without Springsteen there to draw a crowd: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/11/report-from-bucks-county.php

The link goes to first-person report with photos.

Bryan C said...

And away he goes.


"I kissed your sister and I kissed your mama, Forward"

Ah, a bid for that crucial "End Of Days" Satanic-threesome voting bloc. Very shrewd.

Mutaman said...

Do those pajamas have the letters N-I-G written on them?

David said...

And remember, they are here because this is the place that they can most reliably generate a crowd.

furious_a said...
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furious_a said...

15,000 or 18,000

That's OK Obama&Bruce fans, only maybe a thousand showed up for the "Million Muppet March".

It's not easy being innumerate.

furious_a said...

What size crowds is Romney drawing today?

Certainly more than the fewer-than 200 who showed up for an Obama rally headlining Stevie Wonder in Cleveland.

tiger said...

Wow. Springsteen praising someone's death.

Amazing.

In the sense of how low he will sink to shill for a Democrat.

Anyone who thinks that 'artists' are more knowledgable than the 'Great Unwashed' is a fool.

BTW where the heck has Don Henley been the past 4 years?

Calypso Facto said...

Let's vote for the man who got Osama

I didn't know Matt Bissonnette was on the ballot.

Oh...by "got Osama" means "watched the whole thing on a video cam"? That's different.

PackerBronco said...

Why does Bruce sing "I kissed your Mama"?

Because the lyric that ending with "lama" was even more embarrassing!

creeley23 said...

I read a few months ago Bruce said he wasn't going to campaign for Obama this year. Guess the race got too close and he got big phone call.

jr565 said...

Why did NJ think Springsteens Born to run would make a great anthem for their state. What with lines like NJ is a suicidal death trap. Isn't the whole sing about running away from NJ?

john said...
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john said...

You heard it wrong.

The actual lyric is "I mount your mama".

edutcher said...

Incest and sloth are the way forward?

Oy!

Mitch H. said...

Nothing short of psychopathic. Surreal.

Baron Zemo said...

Jeez he is almost as bad as Dylan.

Well no that is not true.

Nobody is as bad as Dylan.

jr565 said...

Here's the lines that seem to suggest Jersey sucks:
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run


And jersey wanted to make that the official Jersey song?
Yeah, yeah, It's also abuot falling in love as a young man with a hot chick while the world is falling to pieces and while the hormones are raging. But still,
would you want to live in a twon that rips the bones from your back?

He must have lived in the stinky part of Jersey.

wyo sis said...

It doesn't seem all that smart to go back so soon to the same place even with the original big crowds. People would be tired of it.

Sam L. said...

There are stupid song lyrics, incredible stupid song lyrics, and thn there are Bruce's.

bgates said...

What size crowds is Romney drawing today?

Much smaller than he'll draw at his inauguration, I'll tell you that much.

john said...

I haven't liked Springsteen since that time he tried to upstage Roy Orbison. He coulda chilled doing backup with T Bone and Elvis Costello, but no, he thought he was Pretty Woman.

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