We played king of the mountain out on the end The world come chargin' up the hill, and we were women and men Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take We stood side by side each one fightin' for the other We said until we died we'd always be blood brothers
Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away Makin' a fool's joke out of the promises we make And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover With no one runnin' by your side my blood brother
On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks Always movin' ahead and never lookin' back Now I don't know how I feel, I don't know how I feel tonight If I've fallen 'neath the wheel, if I've lost or I've gained sight I don't even know why, I don't know why I made this call Or if any of this matters anymore after all
But the stars are burnin' bright like some mystery uncovered I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart My blood brother
Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
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Joe from St. Marys, Pa"On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks" A song about friendship,brotherhood and life experience that has lasted and persevered when so many others have been forgotten.
Libby from Chicago, IlWhile this song may have been the Kerry campaign theme, I'm a Tea Party via republican (1984) raised democrat... and the Boss rocks for me! I am sure there are hundreds more like me on the conservative--Tea drinking side of the political spectrum. For all of the blood brothers that were not able to redeem their souls with a Senate seat..."everything black and white turns to so many shades of grey..."
Dan from Carlisle, United KingdomThe second verse of this song is unreal. It builds and builds basically something that everyone can relate to. We make promises - we're all ambitous and then WHAM "work to do and bills to pay". Brilliant.
Mark from Mastic, Nythis sog was in a documentery for dale earnhardt sr called "Dale the movie"
James from Miami, FlIn Tampa on April 22, the first concert back after Danny Federici died, the concert opened with the band coming on stage and watching a video tribute while this song played. A spotlight shone on his keyboard riser the whole time. It was appropriate and touching. There were a couple of moist eyes there...
Ted from Glenview, IlMike, I had a similar idea for my brother's wedding, whenever he gets married...I but the lyrics mean alot to you
Eduardo from Belo Horizonte, BrazilIn the Reunion Tour with the E Street Band, on the Last New York show, springsteen changed the last lines of the song and had many people in the crowd crying. Too bad the performance wasnt included in its entirety on the DVD. The new lyrics were:
"Now we're out here on this road On this road tonight Close my eyes and feel so many friends around me In the early evening light And the miles we have come And the battles won and lost Are just so many roads traveled, so many rivers crossed And I ask God for the strenght, and faith in one another 'Cause its a good night for a ride, cross' this river to the otherside My Blood Brothers"
Man, thats beautiful
Cookie from Greasy Lake, Njanyone notice this song sounds exactly like devils and dust
Mike from Brooklyn, NyI recieved a framed copy of these lyrics from my best man on my wedding day. Bruce has a way of making sense of everythining in life with a few simple lines. Friends come and go but brothers are for life. Great great song very emotionaal
Tom from Hartford, CtAgreed about lyrics and growing up - Bruce has a way of distilling hugh chunks of life to their poetic essence The world came charging up the hill/ And we were women and men
Tyler from Hamilton, CanadaSpringsteen refers to his bandmates " Blood Brothers" in No Surrender as well.
Jarmo from Kouvola, FinlandBest lyrics I've ever heard. The song is about how growing up makes the things more and more complicated. Everything "black and white turns just so many shades of grey". The singer tells about the promises he made when he was young, but they don't matter anymore, because everything in the world seems to be more important.
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.