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    Default Bruce Springsteen "we take care of our own"

    Re new Bruce cut: he's just copying The War On Drugs. Loving Slave Ambient after getting hooked on 'Baby Missiles' off Uncut '11 best comp.
    There’s certainly something akin to the War On Drugs’ whirring, reverberant depth of field on 'We Take Care Of Our Own' (the intro, especially), though to these ears it seems to continue the mix of muscular celebration and vintage pop reverence that was so prominent on both 'Working On A Dream' and the buried treasures of 'The Promise'.

    Most strikingly – and the internet confirms that I’m hardly the first to spot this – the refrain is naggingly similar to 'Always Something There To Remind Me', or perhaps 'Needles And Pins'.

    There’s a sense too – on my first couple of listens, at least – that this first single from 'Wrecking Ball' has something of 'Born In The USA'; a state-of-the-nation anthem that juxtaposes national pride with a sorrowful indictment of the current situation. It’s explicit in the lyrics – "The road of good intentions has gone dry as bone”, “We yelled ‘help’ but the cavalry stayed home”, and, frequently reasserted, “Where's the promise, from sea to shining sea?”

    Whether these nuances will be picked up by the entirety of a fist-pumping stadium crowd remains to be seen: as with so many of Springsteen’s most heartfelt and cunning big songs, there’s something here for everyone. Not least a tune that’ll stick in your head for the rest of the year. Have a listen, please, and let’s talk about it.
    John Mulvey is Deputy Editor of Uncut and blogs about the latest new music releases at Wild Mercury Sound

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    Grumpy Old Man Music Head's Avatar
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    great song as usual
    expect to hear it on the Obama campaign trail
    “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”
    Will Rogers

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    Remember though, it was Ronnie Raygun's team that was using "Born In The USA" at events. They were the ones too moronic to actually listen to the song and what it said... they just heard the chorus/hook. The jerks! I doubt this will be played at Pres. BO stumps, as Bruce is a wee bit pissed off on this one and BO's staff IS media savvy.
    You can live in staunch denile and mark me as your enemy, but I'm just a voice among the throng who want a brighter destiny, and say with me, "We are the New America!" -Greg Graffin

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    I love Bruce Springsteen because he is a major genius and he is someone who is a big genius. He has always made great songs. He is a patriot. He wants America back to its strong place. Bruce Springsteen's music will never age. It will never age.

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    What a great way to start my day. Good song :) Bruce has never disappointed me...I don't think.
    "I said, I found the secret to life, I found the secret to life
    I'm okay when everything is not okay, is not okay"

    ~Tori Amos, Upside Down

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