Souls of the Departed Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

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album: Track 9 in album Lucky Town
release date: 1992
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:19
producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Chuck Plotkin
drums: Gary Mallaber
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 5099747142420
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town cover art

Lyrics

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On the road to Basra stood young Lieutenant Jimmy Bly
Detailed to go through the clothes of the soldiers who died
At night in dreams he sees their souls rise
Like dark geese into the Oklahoma skies

Well this is a prayer for the souls of the departed
Those who’ve gone and left their babies brokenhearted
This is a prayer for the souls of the departed

Now Raphael Rodriguez was just seven years old
Shot down in a schoolyard by some East Compton Cholos
His mama cried "My beautiful boy is dead"
In the hills the self-made men just sighed and shook their heads

This is a prayer for the souls of the departed
Those who’ve gone and left their babies brokenhearted
Young lives over before they got started
This is a prayer for the souls of the departed

Tonight as I tuck my own son in bed
All I can think of is what if it would’ve been him instead
I want to build me a wall so high nothing can burn it down
Right here on my own piece of dirty ground

Now I ply my trade in the land of king dollar
Where you get paid and your silence passes as honor
And all the hatred and dirty little lies
Been written off the books and into decent men’s eyesOn the road to Basra stood young Lieutenant Jimmy Bly
Detailed to go through the clothes of the soldiers who died
At night in dreams he sees their souls rise
Like dark geese into the Oklahoma skies

Well this is a prayer for the souls of the departed
Those who’ve gone and left their babies brokenhearted
This is a prayer for the souls of the departed

Now Raphael Rodriguez was just seven years old
Shot down in a schoolyard by some East Compton Cholos
His mama cried "My beautiful boy is dead"
In the hills the self-made men just sighed and shook their heads

This is a prayer for the souls of the departed
Those who’ve gone and left their babies brokenhearted
Young lives over before they got started
This is a prayer for the souls of the departed

Tonight as I tuck my own son in bed
All I can think of is what if it would’ve been him instead
I want to build me a wall so high nothing can burn it down
Right here on my own piece of dirty ground

Now I ply my trade in the land of king dollar
Where you get paid and your silence passes as honor
And all the hatred and dirty little lies
Been written off the books and into decent men’s eyes

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Better Days
  • 2 Lucky Town
  • 3 Local Hero
  • 4 If I Should Fall Behind
  • 5 Leap of Faith
  • 6 The Big Muddy
  • 7 Living Proof
  • 8 Book of Dreams
  • 9 Souls of the Departed
  • 10 My Beautiful Reward