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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"You're Missing"

Bruce Springsteen
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The Rising, 2002

Cut in 1994, this tense track was shelved and then revived and rewritten after 9/11, when its title phrase became even more evocative of those who died that day. Along with "Into the Fire," "You're Missing" sparked ideas for other songs: "I'd come up with one, and that would lead to another and lead to another and lead to another," said Springsteen. "Then you start to tell a story. . . . You're soul-mining."

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