100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

An expert panel of writers and artists pick Springsteen's best songs, from "Rosalita" to "Wrecking Ball"

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"Brothers Under the Bridge"

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Tracks, 1998

There's a Springsteen song with a nearly identical title: an uptempo E Street rave-up left off Born in the U.S.A. This "Brothers" is entirely different, a stripped-down Vietnam ballad that puts all the pain up front. Over military drum taps, Springsteen sings about a homeless vet who hides out with other men like him at a California campsite, trying to avoid the highway patrol and his own memories.

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