The protest song is not a new device for rock and rollers looking to rage against the machine, but when stalwarts of CanCon Top 40 middlebrow work day mix radio start raging, you should sit up and take notice. Blue Rodeo is hardly the protest song type, but they are now. The Canadian band has released a new single called “Stealin’ All My Dreams,” and guess who the titular thief is.
Released yesterday, Blue Rodeo says that they wanted to write a song that asks the current Government of Canada a particular question: “Have you forgotten that you work for me?”
“Blue Rodeo does not always speak with one voice. However we feel collectively that the current administration in Canada has taken us down the wrong path,” said band member Jim Cuddy. “We do not seem to be the compassionate and environmentally conscious nation we once were. As respectful as we are of the variety of opinions held by our audience, we felt it was time to speak up and add our voice to the conversation.”
The band did their homework too because the page on their website that hosts the song, also contains numerous links organized under topics. So what do you think of the song? Give it a listen below.