Streets Of Philadelphia Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen


Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

Streets Of Philadelphia Lyrics
I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
I saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
Wastin' away
On the streets of Philadelphia


I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
Black and whispering as the rain
On the streets of Philadelphia

Ain't no angel gonna greet me
It's just you and I my friend
My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin


The night has fallen, I'm lyin' awake
I can feel myself fading away
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the streets of Philadelphia

Streets Of Philadelphia Info:

• This song won grammys in February 1995 for Song Of The Year, Best Rock Song, Best Male Vocal, and Best Song Written For a Motion Picture or Television. It also won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994

• Bruce Springsteen wrote this song for the 1993 movie starring Tom Hanks 'Philadelphia' and it peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

• The single has been certified gold or silver in 6 or more countries including the USA, Germany, France, and the UK

• The music video for the song, was directed by Jonathan Demme and his nephew Ted Demme, and shows Springsteen walking along desolate city streets




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