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Bruce Springsteen: My City Of Ruins Meaning


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There's a blood red circle
on the cold dark ground
and the rain is falling down
The church doors blown open
I can hear the organ's song
But the congregation's gone

My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Now the sweet veils of mercy


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    Feb 10th, 2013 2:48pm report

    Most people think this song has something to do with the 9/11 attacks but it was written well before the towers fell. Bruce wrote it about Asbury Park where he spent so much of his youth as he formed and re-formed bands. A city that was once a vibrant beach town but slowly fell into ruin.


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    Jan 23rd, 2013 1:49pm report

    Album came out as a response to the 9-11 attacks


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    Apr 17th, 2012 4:02pm report

    He writes protest songs. I think it's about a bomb blowing up a church and this guy is crying because it was everything he lived for.

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