Feel the ‘Bern’

October 5, 2015

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert has released a new song written for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

>>Listen to the song via Soundcloud

The song, named The Bern, plays off of Sanders’ campaign slogan: “Feel the Bern!”

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

The chorus goes:

“The Bern, The Bern,
Feel the burn, feel the heat in our  eyes.

The Bern, The Bern,
Feel the burn, feel the love in our eyes.”

“Never written a song in favor of any politician before, but ol’ Bernie Sanders is just the kind of humble fire I like gathering around,” Ebert wrote on Facebook. “He burns un-postured, plain as day. He walks free, un-bought – not from luck of wealth, but from the strength of honor. He stands, unkempt, unafraid of what he might say because there is nothing of him to hide. He runs for president free of presidential hair, free of prisoning pockets, free of cowardice. He speaks – ah, but don’t they all! (Anyone can shoot a few straight lines at your television screen – few can then refer you to a history of service that vouches for each word…Bernie can.) He sings…no, but on occasion I do – and I thought it about damn time ol’ Bernie had a song! Sing this song. Stoke the man’s fire. May the truth he bears torch his competition.”

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