Terry's Song

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  • Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas
    They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please
    Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose
    But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

    Now the world is filled with many wonders under the passing sun
    And sometimes something comes along and you know it's for sure the only one
    The Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel, Jesus, Mary, and Joe
    And when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

    When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold
    When they built you, brother, they broke the mold

    They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong
    'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone
    Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold
    Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

    Now your death is upon us and we'll return your ashes to the earth
    And I know you'll take comfort in knowing you've been roundly blessed and cursed
    But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told
    And when she built you, brother, she broke the mold

    That attitude's a power stronger than death, alive and burning her stone cold
    When they built you, brotherWriter/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
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Comments: 4

  • Christina from Bg, KyMy dad's name is Terry and he passed away two days ago. I'm planning on playing this song at his memorial.
  • Steve from Dungarvan, IrelandJust played this at my 19 yr old brothers burial, died 15th april 2010. he was a biker, a welder, a water skier, a gentle giant, a brother and a friend, kristy, we miss you lots and always will.
  • Gene from San Diego, CaAt my grandfathers funeral, I was supposed to give the eulogy and came up as a blank. While working on it, I heard this song and used practically the third verse. Only three people at the funeral knew where I had gotten this. Great song.
  • Brian from Chalfont, PaThis song is very touching and I hope that when I die someone thinks highly enough of me to play it in memory of me. There is a verse which says "they say you can't take it with you, but I think they're wrong, because when I woke up this morning something big was gone" this line gets me choked up as I remember having this feeling when I lost a close friend, his name was Terry.

    As usual Bruce has connected with me on a personal level.
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