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Mr Bush – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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Mr Bush – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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Auckland Songwriter Luigi Cappel has just released a song called ‘Mr Bush Why Can’t we Be Friends’ as a personal protest about the fact that the United States Government does not officially accord New Zealand with the Status of Friends.

Cappel said that he felt it was ludicrous that almost 20 years after we banned nuclear powered and armed ships from our waters that the United States still sees us as naughty children that need to be taught a lesson. The chorus lyrics state:

Mr Bush I’m asking why we can’t be friends
It’s our environment we were trying to defend
Our men fought along with yours on a dozen foreign shores
Your logic I just fail to comprehend.

The song comes out 2 weeks after 17 members of the New Zealand Defence force were presented with US medals for service during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Cappel said “My friends in the States can’t believe that we don’t have closer ties including free trade agreements with America and have been very quick to say that they don’t share their government’s point of view. ”

The song has been posted and promoted on a number of websites including the New Zealand music download site TXTTunes, Music Forte and the Podsafe Music Network used by podcasters all over the world looking for music that has been approved for use on podcasts.

About Luigi Cappel

Luigi Cappel is a singer songwriter based in Auckland, New Zealand. Songs and music written and performed by Cappel can be heard on many websites around the world and are available for purchase and download from the newcomer Kiwi Music download website TXTTunes, which allows people to pay for downloads on their mobile phone.

Mr Bush Why Can’t We Be Friends can also be heard at his website at Cappel has several songs on this website and features highly in the rankings of popular songwriters. He currently has a song called Only Memories Survive at Number 2 on the Music Forte Top 20 Country Songs, where it has been in the top 20 for most of the last 4 months, and another called Magnum (the story of the death of Paul Chase in Wellington in 1983) at Number 2 on the Music Forte Top 20 Folk songs.

Cappel is also currently coming 17th in the Music Forte Idol US$500,000 competition and is the only Kiwi on the leader board.

Cappel also has a podcast called A Kiwi Songwriter which can be heard or downloaded as an MP3 from


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