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All Man the Guns (for America)

(1968?)
Lyrics and music by Bruce Springsteen

Una delle primissime canzoni scritte da Springsteen e eseguita con il suo primo gruppo, gli Steel Mill, nell'agosto 1970. Recentemente il manoscritto originale è stato esposto nella collezione Springsteen Archives. Springsteen ha ricordato "è una canzone contro la guerra che ho scritto quando avevo 18 o 19 anni.".



This comes from the late ’60s and represents the oldest handwritten lyrics in the Archives’ collection. According to the website, the song was performed by Springsteen’s band Steel Mill in Richmond, Va., in August 1970, “and perhaps at a few other locations during that time.”

The song is written from the point of view of a scared soldier (“sometimes I wake up screaming”) who just wants to go home again.

“They may be the oldest written lyrics, going back into my songwriting, that we have,” Springsteen says in a short video posted... (Continues)
And we'll all man the guns for America
(Continues)
2021/9/10 - 22:30
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America Under Fire

Steel Mill 1970 song about political and military matters in the USA in that period. Check also the 13 Jan 1970 version.

A vicious, cynical attack on the Vietnam war that ironically ends with a snippet of the Star Spangled Banner, later to appear as the intro to BORN IN THE USA on the Human Touch tour of 1992. In this track, Bruce contemplates the uselessness of war, a theme he would revisit late in the Born In The USA tour, with a great cover version of Edwin Starr's War.
Conquered freak soldiers return from the war
(Continues)
Contributed by DonQuijote82 2013/11/30 - 13:17
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The War Is Over

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Gli Steel Mill sono il primo gruppo di Bruce Springsteen
The king and the queen have drowned in their laughter
(Continues)
Contributed by DoNQuijote82 2013/11/30 - 13:14




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