Bruce Springsteen

About Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (b. 1949) is an American songwriter, musician, and singer, who has performed in front of audiences since 1963. His nineteen studio albums include Western Stars (2019), Born to Run (1975), Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978), The River (1980), and Born in the U.S.A (1984). Nicknamed "The Boss," Mr. Springsteen is known for the poetry of his lyrics, which revolve around the stories of working-class Americans, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, twenty Grammy Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mr. Springsteen's autobiography is Born To Run.

“Freedom Cadence”

By |2020-05-24T22:42:43-05:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Memorial Day, Military, Music|

"Without Bruce Springsteen there would be no Vietnam veterans movement." —Bob Muller, head of the Vietnam Veterans of America, 1981 Bruce Springsteen recorded this song for the closing credits of the movie Thank You For Your Service. The film drama is based on the real-life experiences of Iraq War veteran Adam Schumann. Springsteen recorded the [...]

“My City of Ruins”: A Lament for New York City

By |2020-04-20T12:49:48-05:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Music|

Though written sometime prior to 2001 about the dilapidated condition of Asbury Park, New Jersey, "My City of Ruins" became associated with the terrorist attacks of 9/11 when Mr. Springsteen performed the song live on television on September 21, 2001 for the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" fundraiser for families of the victims, particularly those [...]

“We Are Alive”

By |2020-03-26T15:22:26-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Death, Music|

Bruce Springsteen has called "We Are Alive," the final song on his 2012 album, "Wrecking Ball," a "ghost story." That it is, but it is also a song of high spirits and hope, one that deals with the Christian themes of resurrection and the communion of saints. There's a cross up yonder up on Calvary [...]

“Hunter of Invisible Game”

By |2020-03-18T10:56:11-05:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Music|

"Hunter of Invisible Game" is a short, post-apocalyptic film directed by Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny that was released on July 9, 2014. The film is also the music video for the eponymous song, which appears on Mr. Springsteen's eighteenth studio album, High Hopes. —Editor I hauled myself up out of the ditch And built [...]

“Terry’s Song”

By |2020-01-27T14:09:05-06:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Music|

Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold When [...]

“Chasin’ Wild Horses”

By |2020-03-02T17:13:57-06:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Music|

Bruce Springsteen's "Chasin' Wild Horses" was released on his 2019 album "Western Stars," a set of songs told from the viewpoint of an older man, about remembrance, regret, and the search for redemption in the American West. The album marks a musical departure for Mr. Springsteen, as it features a classical chamber orchestral and a [...]

“Into the Fire”

By |2019-11-14T13:06:02-06:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Music|

Editor's Note: In the days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce Springsteen, who had watched the smoking devastation of lower Manhattan from a point across the river in New Jersey, and who had lost friends as the World Trade Center towers crumbled, was in Rumson, when a passing driver yelled at him: [...]

“Factory”

By |2019-11-14T13:22:04-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, Labor/Work, Music|

Early in the morning factory whistle blows Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light It's the working, the working, just the working life Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in [...]

“Brothers Under the Bridge”

By |2019-11-14T13:24:36-06:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Audio/Video, Bruce Springsteen, War|

Bruce Springsteen wrote the song "Brothers Under the Bridge" in 1995. It tells the story of a group of homeless Vietnam veterans who set up a camp in the San Gabriel mountains near Los Angeles. "This is the story about one of them who has a grown daughter that he's never seen," Mr. Springsteen explains, [...]

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