John Fogerty Goes Gospel with “Weeping in the Promised Land”

Church bells open the new John Fogerty video for his new composition “Weeping in the Promised Land,” and we see Fogerty sitting at a grand piano atop a flat rise above a city. One minute in, Fogarty’s voice is joined by a gorgeous gospel choir, although there is little gorgeous about the video and still images that appear throughout the track. No reason to speculate about who Pharaoh is here.

A water in new well been poisoned with lie
Weeping in the Promised Land
Satan’s dark angels are falling from the sky
Weeping in the Promised Land
Children of God, he turns into stone
Sick and the weak, he dancing on their bones
Pharaoh shouting down the medicine man
Weeping in the Promised Land

Forked-tongued pharaoh, behold he comes to speak
Weeping in the Promised Land
Hissing and spewing, it’s power that he seeks
Weeping in the Promised Land
With dread in their eyes, all the nurses are crying
So much sorrow, so much dying
Pharaoh keep a-preaching but he never had a plan
Weeping in the Promised Land
Weeping in the Promised Land

You say, weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land
You say, weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land

Pharaoh’s army knocking on the door
Weeping in the Promised Land
Shoot you in your bed just like they done before
Weeping in the Promised Land
Out in the street, on your neck with a knee
All the people are crying your last words, “I can’t breathe”
And a white judge say, “There been no crime here today”
Weeping in the Promised Land
Weeping in the Promised Land

You say, weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land
You say, weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land

Well, we’re weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land
Yeah, weeping, weeping
Weeping in the Promised Land

Thank you, John Fogarty.

 

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