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100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

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"Your Own Worst Enemy"


"Your Own Worst Enemy"
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Magic, 2007

As with "Girls in Their Summer Clothes," Springsteen and Brendan O'Brien created a "big pop production" – with lyrics that implicitly tap the mood of a nation that has lost its moral compass post-Iraq War. "It's all about self-subversion," Springsteen said. "You can take it personally or politically. That's what gives the record its tension, those two things – the perfect pop universe and then what's at its center."


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