Bruce Springsteen dedicated his biweekly Sirius XM show “My Home to Yours” to discussion on the ongoing void-19 tragedy that has touched so many lives. Springsteen offered prayers to everyone impacted by the tragedy.
“With 100,000 plus Americans dying over the last few months and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I’ve been simply pissed off,” he said at the top of the show. “Those lives deserve better than being simply inconvenient statistics for our president’s reelection efforts. It’s a national disgrace.”
“Instead of celebrating the joys of summer today, we will be contemplating our current circumstances with the coronavirus and the cost it has drawn from our nation,” Springsteen continued. “We will be calculating what we’ve lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they have left behind. If you are ready for a rock & roll requiem, stay tuned.”
Springsteen then addressed Donald Trump. “With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask. This is Bob Dylan with ‘Disease of Conceit,’” Springsteen said.
Springsteen also touched on the bravery of health professionals during this time. “The footage from inside some of the ERs that we’ve seen should be enough to convince you to stay safe, behave responsibly and heed the warning of your medical professionals,” he said. “The souls intubated, struggling for each breath, are a testament to the deadliness of this virus and to the bravery of our frontline doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals. Our healthcare professionals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way, risking their own lives for others deserve some special dispensation in heaven and here on earth. We owe them our eternal thanks.”
As the show wrapped up, Springsteen played Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around.” “He is warning us that Judgment Day is coming,” Springsteen said. “The election is only months away. Vote. God help us all. Vote before it’s too late.”