My kids know I’m a big Bruce Springsteen fan, so I was pleased when my daughter Laura gave me his latest album, “Wrecking Ball.” It’s terrific. Several songs fortify the Boss’s reputation as the greatest Catholic poet of our time. My favorite is “We Are Alive.”
We are alive
Oh, and though we lie alone here in the dark
Our souls will rise to carry the fire and light the spark
To fight shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart.
I couldn’t find a video of a live performance that I could recommend, so we’ll have to settle for the sound track with a poster. Lyrics here. Click here to watch it on YouTube.
This song is very special meaning to me as well. Not only am I a St. Ignatius high school (Cleveland) alumnus, but I was also at a concert where Bruce Springsteen dedicated the song to me. You can read my recap below. Thanks for posting!
Scott, that is a beautiful story about an amazing evening for you. Thanks for sharing this with us and may God bless you and continue to bring you comfort and strength.
Listen to Bruce’s “Jesus was an only son” on his “devils and dust” album. Truly moving – beautiful.
I love that song. Thanks for mentioning it.
Yes to (one of the) greatest Catholic poets of our time. Paul Campbell might want to wrestle you on behalf of Mary Oliver.
I love this song – we saw Bruce a couple of weeks back. My first Springsteen concert was (impossibly it seems!) 37 years ago!