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Bruce Springsteen: The Fuse Meaning

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The Fuse Lyrics

Down at the court house they're ringin' the flag down
Long black line of cars snakin' slow through town
Red sheets snappin' on the line
With this ring will you be mine
The fuse is burning
Shut out the lights
The fuse is burning
Come on let...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2016 9:35am report


    It's about a couple desperately trying to embrace life and love in the face of the death and devastation in the aftermath of 9/11. the funerals happening in town , the blood moon, the wires humming something's coming all represent the constant reminder of death in late 2001. the fuse is simply life slowly winding down to death, you can either obsess about the recent destruction and man's cruelty, and death, the ultimate fate of us all, or you can try to embrace life and eke out a little happiness while you're at it.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th, 2014 10:09pm report


    I think it's about war, possible civil war, and a man deeply in love and afraid time is running out.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th, 2008 9:45am report


    The song begins by talking about note worthy death "down at the court house their ringing the flag down" a funeral procession "long black line of cars snaking slow through town" a wedding "with this ring you'll be mine." the corious "the fuse is burning come on let me do you right" means that time is running out so let me treat you right now.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2008 4:42am report


    This song is about the fuse being lit. It clearly states and exemplifies the fuse as being life and were all under it. It keeps burning and we can't stop it no matter what



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    anonymous
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    Mar 20th, 2008 3:47am report


    No it's not all about sept 11



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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 2007 10:52pm report


    This song has nothing to do with a car accident. The entire "The Rising" album is devoted to the tragedies of September 11



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    rickkcid
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    Aug 9th, 2006 8:58pm report


    I believe this song is about a man and woman in love getting into a car accident and him dying. Im not too sure of that however and could use some help.




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