It's true that the Big Three have earned their hard-fought demise, after years of lobbying against CAFE standards and resisting reform. That's why if we bail out the autos, they should bail us out, too.
We wanted to make a song describing the inseparability of our inflated notion of American glory associated with our automotive industry in the very style of the 70's power-pop songs that helped create the notion itself.
Listening to the auto execs this week, you'd think it would have offered a humble moment for them to come clean on their mistakes. But no, they continue to deny any responsibility for the mess they are in.