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.”

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Song of the Day #2,701: ‘The Rising’ – Bruce Springsteen

springsteen_the_risingThough 2002 was the year following the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil, very few of the memorable albums from that year directly address 9/11.

Of the albums I’ve featured so far, only Eminem’s The Eminem Show tackles the topic. Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was an eerily appropriate release, but it was recorded before the attacks.

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Song of the Day #1,255: ‘Nothing Man’ – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen waited seven years after The Ghost of Tom Joad before releasing his next studio album — 2002’s The Rising.

The record was inspired by the 9/11 attacks though some of the songs that seem directly tied to the events (such as ‘My City of Ruins’ and today’s SOTD) were actually written well before 2001.

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