John Fogerty Chats with ‘CBS This Morning’ About His Powerful New Song ‘Weeping in the Promised Land’

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“The only way we’re truly going to have a great America is to have all Americans feel like they’re included.” That’s a quote from John Fogerty, part of a conversation between the legendary singer/songwriter and Jamie Yuccas in a new CBS This Morning segment shared on Thursday.

The focus of their conversation is “Weeping in the Promised Land,” Fogerty’s new song that he premiered back on Jan. 6. Fogerty’s first song of new, original material in eight years, the gospel-tinged song is very much a thematic reaction to the events of the times.

“We have to honor our diversity,” Fogerty says in the CBS This Morning interview. “It’s not a threat, it’s our strength.”

Watch the full segment below:

“Weeping in the Promised Land,” then, is a reaction of sorts to everything that’s been happening, with John Fogerty passing along a statement (as shared by Rolling Stone):

“It’s kind of like being a rock star in a band and then the band breaks up,” Fogerty says of Trump’s refusal to step down — and his affinity for rallies. “I used to stand in front of 30,000 or 40,000 people and they were all cheering for me. I know what that is. I understand the emotion he’s feeling. I’m trying not to sound like a basher — more like trying to understand the situation. I think he enjoys the rallies very much.”

Lyrically, the song includes references to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests, Dr. Anthony Fauci, healthcare workers and more. Watch the song’s video below:


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