Souls Of The Departed

Album: Lucky Town (1992)


  • Springsteen was inspired by television images of the Persian Gulf War and the Los Angeles Riots.
  • This is a commentary on racial and social injustice. Often viewed as a patriotic champion after "Born In The USA," Springsteen has been openly critical of American politics.
  • Lucky Town and Human Touch were released on the same day, almost 5 years since Springsteen's last album, Tunnel Of Love. Many fans felt he should have released one double-album rather than 2 full price singles.

Comments: 2

  • Jim from Long Beach, CaKyle that live version that you are talking about is on you tube it is very powerful..
  • Kyle from Belleville, CanadaA live version from a bootleg I got of a show in Hartford on September 18th, 2003, features this as the opener, very chillen version, just by the tone of Bruce's voice.
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