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Bruce Springsteen, 'My City of Ruins'

91. Bruce Springsteen, 'My City of Ruins'

The Boss's 9/11 anthem was actually written in 2000 about the decline of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Built around the chords of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," it became the climactic prayer of his album The Rising.


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