What does Shackled and Drawn mean?

Search Login

Bruce Springsteen: Shackled and Drawn Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 2012


Get "Shackled and Drawn" on MP3:

Get MP3 from iTunes

Shackled and Drawn Lyrics

Play "Shackled and Drawn"
on Amazon Music

We don't currently have the lyrics for Shackled and Drawn, Care to share them?

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 16th, 9:14pm report


    Making great moments from hard times.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 16th, 2014 1:30pm report


    I feel, that this song is relating to an economic crisis, or perhaps the man in the song is "shackled" to debt in a financial hole and has to work off the money "indentured servant". He very well could just be a slave, but I feel that this song is deeper than that.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Mar 12th, 2013 3:24am report


    "Shackled and drawn" calls up to me the image of a slave being dragged to his new master's property after auction: wrists shackled in iron, chained and dragged (drawn) on foot behind his master's cart, towards a lifetime of bondage. Seems to me Bruce is suggesting that under the current economic system ordinary people are hardly better than slaves, forced to work out a life of drudgery just to keep themselves alive.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 9th, 2012 6:26am report


    "I woke up this morning shackled and drawn" I think refers to waking up to the current economic crisis, a lack of jobs, and being unable to do anything about it.
    "Let a man work, is that so wrong" I think refers to the simplicity of a decent person who want to be able to go to work and earn some pay, but can't through no fault of his own.
    "Freedom, Son, is a dirty shirt" I think is a reference the original and true American Dream.



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 29th, 2012 5:21pm report


    I'm thinking slaves shackled together and drawn along..or drawing along..a cart or something?




More Bruce Springsteen song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Alone anonymous
Silence anonymous
Dollhouse anonymous
Try Everything anonymous
Hurt anonymous
Better Off anonymous
A Million Dreams anonymous
Rhinoceros anonymous
Rhinoceros anonymous
Lie to Me anonymous
PIE anonymous
Ashes anonymous
What I Got anonymous
Dangerous Woman anonymous
Wind Beneath My Wings anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Come Along
Cosmo Sheldrake
medicine
Bring Me the Horizon
To A T
Ryan Hurd
Valuable Pain
YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Hurt
Oliver Tree
Welcome The Healer
Passion
Power Over Me
Dermot Kennedy
Follow You Anywhere
Passion