The Wall Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes cover art
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Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer
This poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears
Are all I've got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing
Laughing that you're shipping out probably
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry

You and your boots and black t-shirt
Ah Billy you looked so bad
Ya, you and your rock and roll band
Was the best thing this shit town ever had
Now the man who put you here
He feeds his family in rich dining halls
And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 High Hopes
  • 2 Harry’s Place
  • 3 American Skin (41 Shots)
  • 4 Just Like Fire Would
  • 5 Down in the Hole
  • 6 Heaven’s Wall
  • 7 Frankie Fell in Love
  • 8 This Is Your Sword
  • 9 Hunter of Invisible Game
  • 10 The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • 11 The Wall
  • 12 Dream Baby Dream
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown
  • 13 Shut Out the Light (credits)


  • credits


    album: Track in album High Hopes
    release date: 2013
    popularity : 91 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Classic Rock/Rock & Roll
    length: 4:21
    producer: Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    organ: Danny Federici
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): Europe
    format: DVD-Video
    barcode: 888430321021
    script: Latin