A*shole! The song is about Republicans destroying America and turning against the 99%.
Can President Obama order the CIA to kill every Republican a*shole in America?
Thats what Bruce wrote in one of his other new songs,
Relax, JL. Incident has been around a lot longer than you and is offering nothing new here.
"Possible though in my opinion the New orleans lyric is possibly a left over from an earlier Bush bashing song. We know Bruce recycles lyrics. But one would be hard pressed to say that the lyrics in this song are anything but disappointment in the promise that he had for Obama. Why else would he be so angry?"
Why else, indeed. Why must you be so narrow minded, (i.e., close-minded), Paul? Bruce has never changed his view of the political elite in this country, (i.e., Republicans), and never will. Deal with it.
Really, who is Bruce refering to in the first four lines?
I been knocking on the door that holds the throne
I been looking for the map that leads me home
I been stumbling on good hearts turned to stone
The road of good intentions has gone dry as a bone
I can't imagine that Bruce has ever described Conservatives as having good intentions or good hearts. In fact it probably wouldn't be hard to find examples of Bruce saying quite the opposite.
With whom do you get angrier with? Someone you are closely aligned with that betrays your expectations or someone who you expect to act contrary to your wishes? Is it possible that Bruce is angry with the President for not living up to his hope and change promise?
While, as you say Bruce may never change his mind regarding Republicans (Does this indicate a closed mind?) that does not mean that he cannot alter his view of what the Dems are doing, and possibly call for a third way to address a problem. Which btw is what I think he is doing in this song.