Come on up, lay your hands in mine

Although “The Rising” was a response to 9/11, it’s seen by the fans as a more universal anthem of resilience and hope in the face of adversity. All the songs of course have a contextual sense in the aftermath of 9/11, but besides the specific details that give them power, their language is universal, and the feelings they inspire are not frozen in time. While the stories told in ‘The Rising’ are heartbreaking and melancholy at times, the album also stirs up feelings of hope and optimism, an invitation to share everything, to accept everything, to move through everything individually, AND together.


Everything is everything, but you’re missing @springsteen


My 17 years old son bought me The Rising cd as a present just about 2 weeks before he was hit by a car and died. The Rising truly comforted me and still does. Lonesome Day was playing in the car on the way to his funeral. That was a true, last gift, and will always stay with me.

Bruce music has a way of touching your soul like no other music can.