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Bruce Springsteen Streets Of Philadelphia Lyrics

Last updated: 10/20/2013 06:17:02 AM

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

I walked the avenue, 'til my legs felt like stone,
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone,
At night I could hear the blood in my veins,
Black and whispering as the rain,
On the Streets of Philadelphia.

Ain't no angel gonna greet me.
It's just you and I my friend.
My clothes don't fit me no more,
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin.

The night has fallen, I'm lyin' awake,
I can feel myself fading away,
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss,
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the Streets of Philadelphia

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Iconic Song of a Hopeless Time | Reviewer: Mike Modelle | 10/20/13

This is a terrific dirge - a song of self lamentation and mourning. Its endlessly repeating drum beat is a wire tap to the heart beat of life. For effect, superimposed over the beat are minor resolving chords by low strings and organ that depict the hopelessness and sadness of the times. The lyrics explain what it means to be the walking dead, dead and not yet buried by a terrible and mysterious sickness focused on a minority not missed by most of society. It is beautiful in its brutality, memorable for spot-on artistic enterpretaion of a very dark time.

Been There | Reviewer: Don | 10/18/10

Whoever wrote this song must have been there, in one way or another. A beautiful song which should, I hope, give cause for thought and hope to those to whom it relates. I wish them Good Luck and Good Health.

Very heartfelt | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/8/09

Aint no angel gonna greet me....

My gosh...the pain....the emptiness....the loneliness

Our fathers are our models for god, if our fathers bailed, what does that tell us about god

This song always brings a few tears to mine eyes

About the song Streets Of Philadelphia performed by Bruce Springsteen | Reviewer: Dennis | 7/20/07

This song is the most greatest ballad that i´ve ever heard. Love it. Thx for put it in here!


Streets of Philadelphia | Reviewer: sandra | 6/7/07

this is a great and very sad song ... I heard it dozend times when I had a hard time and I cried a lot... very beautiful and bruce has a fantastic voice...

great song | Reviewer: Michelle | 5/13/07

this is a beautiful song really.
thanks for put it here.
I love bruce springsteen!!
thank you so much. I'm from mexico and i'm 14 years old. i don't speak very well the english but i try it.
thank you from Mexico.