21.9.07

"Brothers Under the Bridge" (Bruce Springsteen)



(fotografia de Lee Friedlander, "New Mexico" (2001)

"Saigon, it was all gone
The same Coke machines
As the streets I grew on
Down in a mesquite canyon
We come walking along the ridge
Me and the brothers under the bridge

Campsite's an hour's walk from the nearest road to town
Up here there's too much brush and canyon
For the CHP choppers to touch down
Ain't lookin' for nothin', just wanna live
Me and the brothers under the bridge
Come the Santa Ana's, man, that dry brush'll light
Billy Devon got burned up in his own campfire one winter night
We buried his body in the white stone high up along the ridge
Me and the brothers under the bridge

Had enough of town and the street life
Over nothing you end up on the wrong end of someone's knife
Now I don't want no trouble
And I ain't got none to give
Me and the brothers under the bridge

I come home in '72
You were just a beautiul light
In your mama's dark eyes of blue
I stood down on the tarmac, I was just a kid
Me and the brothers under the bridge

Come Veterans' Day I sat in the stands in my dress blues
I held your mother's hand
When they passed with the red, white and blue"

Bruce Springsteen

(retirado do disco 18 Tracks, de 1999)

4 comentários:

Méon disse...

Passei por aqui hoje, de novo e continuei a gostar do que vi e li.
Obrigado.

Bandida disse...

"ain't lookin' for nothing, just wanna live..."




beijo meu

B.

hfm disse...

Que memórias!

Ana Paula disse...

É daqueles músicos que não vamos esquecer! :)
Gostei de ler a letra desta música memorável e cheia de intervenção.