This Depression

Album: Wrecking Ball (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Springsteen combines a delicate melody with a plaintive drum beat as the song's narrator pleads to a loved one to help him through this time of economic loss. "This is my confession, I need your heart, in this depression," he cries.
  • The song features guitar work from Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. The pair have been friends for quite some time, sharing the stage back in 2008 to perform Springsteen's "The Ghost Of Tom Joad." (Rage Against The Machine originally covered "Ghost" on their 2000 album, Renegades).

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