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Bruce Springsteen’s Working Class Anthem “Death To My Hometown”, gets help from The Nightwatchman

APR 17, 2012 – Bruce Springsteen, along with Tom Morello aka “The Nightwatchman”, and a 2012 version of the E Street Band considerably larger than before, has come out with a raucous Irish ballad-sounding “fighting anthem” for the working class. (Watch video below!) The song speaks out against towns that have had their factories closed down and their jobs shipped overseas by “robber barons” in the name of profit; which brings death to towns all across America. Families are devastated, homes are lost, and the American dream is kept out of reach. One of the most moving parts of the song is at the break in the middle of the song as Bruce sings out:

“Get yourself a song to sing, sing it till you’re done.
Sing it hard, sing it well. Send the robber barons straight to hell.
The greedy thieves, who came around, ate the flesh of everything they found.
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now, who walk the streets as free men now.
They brought death to my hometown.”

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Tour


Photo credit: Helge Øverås Wikipedia

Bruce Springsteen, a big-time musical activist and supporter of unions, is hitting the road with his E Street band in 2012 starting in England and is sure to end with concerts in the USA. On his website he says that he and his band "are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you–real soon." Check out his website here. Below is a video in support of Occupy, Tom Joad.

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