Song of the Day #2,869: ‘Let’s Be Friends (Skin to Skin)’ – Bruce Springsteen

springsteen_the_risingToday’s random selection comes from Bruce Springsteen’s 2002 album, The Rising. This album was written and recorded following the 9/11 attacks and many of its tracks are directly or indirectly about that tragic day.

This one, however, is a pretty straight-forward relationship song. If it has a connection to 9/11, it’s in these lines from the chorus: “Don’t know when this chance might come again, good times got a way of coming to an end.”

Seize the moment, in other words, in love and in life, because you never know when everything might come crashing down.

[Verse 1]
I been watching you a long time
Trying to figure out where and when
We been moving down that same line
Time is now maybe we could get skin to skin

[Chorus]
Don’t know when this chance might come again
Good times got a way of coming to an end
Don’t know when this chance might come again
Good times got a way of slipping away
Let’s be friends, baby, let’s be friends

[Verse 2]
I know we’re different you and me
Got a different way of walking
The time has come to let the past be history
Yeah, if we could just start talking

[Chorus]

[Bridge][x2]
Do, do do doo do do do doo[x3]
Let’s be friends

[Verse 3]
There’s a lot of talk going around you
Let them talk, you know you’re the only one
There’s a lot of walls need tearing down
Together we could take them down one by one

[Chorus]

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,869: ‘Let’s Be Friends (Skin to Skin)’ – Bruce Springsteen

  1. Dana says:

    I’m not sure if those lines were supposed to relate to 9/11 or not, but a valuable piece of advice regardless.

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