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The song “Wrecking Ball” originally debuted live when Springsteen and his band, the E Street Band, performed at Giants Stadium in his home state of New Jersey, shortly before the arena was demolished. On the surface, the song would appear to be about tearing down the building, but viewed through the prism of the American financial collapse it plays like a call for starting over and renewal. Andy Greene of Rolling Stone calls the album “a scathing indictment of Wall Street greed and corruption and a look into the devastation it has wrought.”
Yeah we know that come tomorrow, none of this will be here
So hold tight on your anger
Hold tight on your anger
Hold tight to your anger, and don’t fall to your fear
Combine this with stirring We Take Care Of Our Own, also from his upcoming album and I’m thinking maybe this new release may have the impact of Born to Run, which was immense. Occupy and all the other rising protest movements in this country need anthems. Springsteen may have just written a couple of them.