Stephen Colbert, Jack Black Debut Generic Patriotic Song for Presidential Candidates' Rallies
"Blue jeans and rock 'n' roll, trucks and apple pie. ... Quaker Oats and motor boats, football spikes and bagel bites."
Stephen Colbert is sick of how Donald Trump keeps upsetting the musicians of rock 'n' roll's most anthemic tracks.
The Republican presidential candidate has aired songs like Neil Young's "Rockin in the Free World," R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World" and, most recently, Aerosmith's "Dream On," at various political rallies, to their dismay. Stated Aerosmith's cease and desist letter, "Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use 'Dream On' or any of our client’s other music in connection with the campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid."
And in the past, candidates John McCain, Sarah Palin and Scott Walker have also been protested by the Foo Fighters, Jackson Browne, Heart, John Mellencamp and Dropkick Murphys after their songs were associated with their political campaigns.
"To resolve this issue, I've written my own pop anthem that's free for any candidate to use," announced the Late Show host. "It's generic enough not to offend anyone, but generic enough to be loved by everyone."
Entitled "My Kind of America," the song includes lyrics about the nation's notable symbols, like Betsy Ross, Rosa Parks, "blue jeans and rock 'n' roll, trucks and apple pie." But also, Doogie Howser, I Love Lucy, "Quaker Oats and motor boats, football spikes and bagel bites." Jack Black and and a slew of dancers in cowboy hats joined for the confetti-filled performance.
Watch the video below.