Springsteen Is My Hero

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Bruce has an album set to drop on March 5th, filled with righteous fury. Speaking at a press conference is Paris, he described the idea behind the album, "Wrecking Ball";
A big promise has been broken. You can't have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can't get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses. You can't have a civilisation where something is factionalised like this.
Springsteen, who has become the Woody Guthrie of our time, looks to have crafted another charged look at the American Dream and what it really means. I am sure the first single, "We Take Care Of Our Own", will be taken out of context, much like "Born In The USA" was, but the irony dripping from this call back to the great E Street albums of the seventies makes no bones about what is on Bruce's mind.
From Chicago to New Orleans
From the muscle to the bone
From the shotgun shack to the Superdome
We yelled "help" but the cavalry stayed home
There ain't no-one hearing the bugle blown
We take care of our own
We take care of our own
Wherever this flag's flown
We take care of our own
Bonus Saturday Song, "Wrecking Ball - Live"

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