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Das amerikanische „Rolling Stone Magazin“ hat Bruce Springsteens Singleauskopplung „We Take Care Of Our Own“ unter die Lupe genommen und mit vier Sternen bedacht. Im besagten Onlinebericht schreibt David Fricke, dass Bruce Springsteen eine Nation anklagt, die durch die Weltwirtschaftskrise und Kriege erschöpft ist.

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Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care of Our Own
Anguish and challenge run thick and fast, at a martial-rock clip, in the first single from Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming election-year address, Wrecking Ball (due March 6th). „I’ve been stumblin‘ on good hearts turned to stone/The road of good intentions has turned dry as a bone,“ he laments in the first verse, a precise, devastating assessment of a nation exhausted by economic straits and locked in an uncivil war of values stoked by selfish Washington gridlock. It gets worse: „Where are the hearts that run over with mercy?“

Ann Powers von schreibt, dass Bruce Springsteen mit „We Take Care Of Our Own“ eine bittere Hymne geschaffen hat und nach Lösungen sucht.

‚We Take Care Of Our Own‘: Springsteen’s New Wave Of Social Protest
One thing about „We Take Care of Our Own“ is pure Boss, though: the lyric. This is a bitter anthem crafted for a political moment that, for progressives like Springsteen, demands cruel clarity. The way its hook — the seeming don’t-tread-on-me sentiment of the title line — plays against other lines like „I been stumbling on good hearts turned to stone/The road of good intentions has gone dry as bone“ or „We yelled ‚help‘ but the cavalry stayed home“ is pure Boss.

Auch die LA TIMES und REUTERS haben über die Bruce Springsteen Singleveröffentlichung berichtet.

LA TIMES: Bruce Springsteen’s patriotic ‚We Take Care of Our Own‘
Never one to stray too far from his core mission of crafting solidly structured rock songs built on a blueprint passed down from American generation to generation, „We Take Care of Our Own“ — except for one modern wash of guitar, a few echoed drum pops, and one (big) glaring absence — sounds like a track that could have been on any his classic albums from 1975 to 1984, from „Born to Run“ through „Born in the U.S.A.“ (excluding his acoustic „Nebraska“). These records are undeniably rock ’n‘ roll and constructed with the help of his E Street Band.

REUTERS: Springsteen Does Another Political Fakeout With ‚We Take Care of Our Own‘
It’s not just “America the Beautiful” that Bruce references here. When he sings “From the shotgun shack to the Superdome,” he’s clearly alluding to Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” which was arguably the most misunderstood song of all time prior to “Born in the USA.”

Bruce Springsteens siebzehntes Studioalbum „Wrecking Ball“ wird am 2. März in Deutschland erscheinen. Das Werk kann auf bzw. im  Stonepony Fanshop vorbestellt werden.

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