Bruce Springsteen

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.

“Into the Fire”

By |2019-09-13T11:41:39-05:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: 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 |2019-09-10T23:30:57-05:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

“Jesus Was An Only Son”

By |2019-03-15T19:02:45-05:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Bruce Springsteen, Christianity|

Editor’s Note: Bruce Springsteen released the song "Jesus Was An Only Son" on his 2005 album, Devils and Dust. Words and music follow below. Well Jesus was an only son As he walked up Calvary Hill His mother Mary walking beside him In the path where his blood spilled Jesus was an only son In [...]

“Brothers Under the Bridge”

By |2017-11-11T14:12:07-05:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Bruce Springsteen, War|

Editor's Note: 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. [...]

“The Wall”

By |2019-03-12T16:51:24-05:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Bruce Springsteen, Memorial Day, Music, Veterans Day, War|

Editor's Note: Bruce Springsteen composed "The Wall" in honor of Walter Cichon, a fellow guitarist and friend from his home town of Freehold, New Jersey, who was killed in the Vietnam War. Cigarettes and a bottle of beer this poem that I wrote for you This black stone and these hard tears are all I [...]

My Hometown, My Church

By |2019-08-26T16:33:50-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Books, Bruce Springsteen, Quotation|

"When it rains, the moisture in the humid air blankets our town with the smell of damp coffee grounds wafting in from the Nescafé factory at the town’s eastern edge. I don’t like coffee but I like that smell. It’s comforting; it unites the town in a common sensory experience; it’s good industry, like the [...]

Books for Christmas: Bruce Springsteen Recommends

By |2017-02-23T21:46:26-05:00December 17th, 2014|Categories: Books, Bruce Springsteen, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

The great Southern novelist Walker Percy called singer-writer Bruce Springsteen his “favorite American philosopher.” Raised in a blue-collar household in central New Jersey, Mr. Springsteen was not exposed to literature by his parents and attended a junior college only briefly; yet he began reading seriously in his late-twenties and at age sixty-seven continues to [...]