BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Singing To An Empty Sky 20 Years Ago

20 years ago last weekend BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN released his 12th LP,
named THE RISING following the deadly terrorist attacks in the US on
9 September 2001, whereby the Twin Towers of The World Center in NYC
were entirely destroyed.

The legend goes that a few days after 9/11, Springsteen had driven to
the beach in Asbury Park where a man rolled down his car window and
screamed, “we need you now.”

The immense drama had proven galvanizing for The Boss. While The Rising still featured several songs that pre-dated 9/11, almost all of them were completely recontextualized.

One of the most gripping songs on the longplayer is EMPTY SKY.

I woke up this morning
I could barely breathe
Just an empty impression
In the bed there you used to be
I want a kiss from your lips
I want an eye for an eye
I woke up this morning to an empty sky
Empty sky, empty sky
I woke up this morning to an empty sky
Empty sky, empty sky
I woke up this morning to an empty sky
Blood on the streets
Blood flowin’ down
I hear the blood of my blood
Cryin’ from the ground

Album version

Acoustic live version
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