[I]t grew out of an attempt during the George W. Bush years in the White House to “rehabilitate the image of [former President] Richard Nixon. It struck me, what would it mean to really rehabilitate Richard Nixon.”
So he wrote a song, in the first person, about Nixon reincarnated as a black, single mother trying to make it in a white world.
“It’s kind of a personal song,” he said, “and it’s not, really, that dark.” He said he may play it in the Aspen show.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
They'll Really Be Able To Relate In Aspen
Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn, preparing for a show in Aspen, Colorado on Tuesday, tells a local reporter about one of his new songs: