Bruce Springsteen: Streets of Philadelphia Meaning
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Streets of Philadelphia Lyrics
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
On the streets of Philadelphia
I walked the avenue...
anonymous Apr 30th, 4:08pm report
It's about the stigma of certain diseases and how it's lonely and hopeless...in particular, AIDS, HIV, drug addiction...
anonymous Oct 16th, 2017 10:42pm report
Really nice song.
anonymous Jun 13th, 2016 6:33pm report
A song to influence people's conscience and awareness to honestly care, especially the power leaders on the perverted far left and the nut far right to come together and find a healthy middle path to give a helping hand to the ones who became unrecognizable, hollowed out and a shadow of their human selves, dying on ''the streets of Philadelphia'' and throughout the country from poverty, hunger,mental problems, homelessness,drugs, etc., and of course the plague of aids that thousands were dying from, being in need for support and love with whatever hope left in them to wish the political politicians would unite together and help the ones that are slowly perishing to find a cure for their disease caused by the aids virus that came into our culture.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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