My City Of Ruins

Album: The Rising (2002)
  • There's a blood red circle
    On the cold dark ground
    And the rain is falling down
    The church door's thrown open
    I can hear the organ's song
    But the congregation's gone
    My city of ruins
    My city of ruins

    Now the sweet bells of mercy
    Drift through the evening trees
    Young men on the corner
    Like scattered leaves
    The boarded up windows
    The empty streets
    While my brother's down on his knees
    My city of ruins
    My city of ruins

    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up

    Now there's tears on the pillow
    Darlin' where we slept
    And you took my heart when you left
    Without your sweet kiss
    My soul is lost, my friend
    Tell me how do I begin again?
    My city's in ruins
    My city's in ruins

    Now with these hands
    With these hands
    With these hands
    With these hands, I pray Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for the strength Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for the faith, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for your love, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for the strength, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for your love, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for your faith, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands
    I pray for the strength, Lord
    With these hands
    With these hands

    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
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Comments: 2

  • MikeThis was Springsteen's finest moment among so many. It was the perfect song to open the tribute show, and the perfect song to start a nation healing. It may not have been originally about 9/11, but it became so after his performance.
  • James Thomson from Glasgow, United KingdomThis is a brilliant song, even though it wasn't written about the attacks, it sums up the aftermath so effectively
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