Bruce Springsteen has come out in support of US president Obama on a number of occasions, now he's written a song for the incumbents campaign trail. Performing at a rally in Virginia ahead of the forthcoming election, The Boss gave fans an insight into his writing process as he broke down how he went about writing the track-- warning listeners after the first verse that "that's the best part of the song.. because when I got to the second verse I was having a hard time finding words that rhymed with Obama.... you run out of those real quick..."
We've had a think about it and can only really come up with farmer, (a possibility), calmer (not too bad), and llama (crap), so yeah, fair play, it's tough.
Springsteen also did a not-at-all shabby impersonation of Barack, suggesting he may have a job awaiting him as a TV comic if this whole being a rock star things falls through. Watch the video below.
The Republicans have been less successful bagging a high profile campaign song, with indie rockers Silversun Pickup firing off a cease and desist order to Mitt Romney over his use of their song Panic Switch earlier this year, apparently without permission, singer Brian Aubert telling press
“We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign. We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney!”