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Bruce Springsteen: Streets of Philadelphia Meaning

Streets of Philadelphia Lyrics

I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
what I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
Saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
my own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
wasting away
On the streets of Philadelphia

I walked the avenue...


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    Sep 21st, 2013 9:22am report

    It's a true story, also a move,Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks, and it tells the story of a Gay Attorney , Clarence Cain who was wrongfully fired when the company found out he had Aids, he won his legal battle in 1990, just before he died.


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    Jan 3rd, 2013 1:55am report

    Obviously it's about a guy dying of Aids. The non-obvious part are the several references to a 'friend'. 'It's just you and I my friend'. The 'friend' is the disease - Aids - itself. They are all alone together as the guy's life is ending sadly with no support.


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    Mar 27th, 2012 3:19pm report

    The guy telling the story is homeless, down on his luck and nobody wants him. It's set in Philly because it's big city.

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