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Bruce Springsteen — Worlds Apart
Album: The Rising
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I hold you in my arms, yeah, that's where it starts
I seek faith in your kiss and comfort in your heart
I taste the seed upon your lips, lay my tongue upon your scars
I look into your eyes and we stand worlds apart

Where the distant oceans sing and rise to the plain
In this dry and troubled country, your beauty remains
Down from the mountain roads where the highway rolls to dark
'Neath Allah's blessed rain, we remain worlds apart

Sometimes the truth just ain't enough or it's too much in times like this
Let's throw the truth away, we'll find it in this kiss
In your skin upon my skin, in the beating of our hearts
May the living let us in before the dead tear us apart

We'll let blood build a bridge over mountains draped in stars
I'll meet you on the ridge between these worlds apart
We've got this moment now to live, then it's all just dust and dark
Let love give what it gives, let's let love give what it gives
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Not Bruce's best, but I agree with the sentiment. 

May the living let us in before the dead tear us apart

Let's let love give what it gives
Wow, interesting.  I would have never guessed in a million years it was him until 45 seconds in.
Solid stuff from the Boss off an important album.
Decent CD version, much better live with 20,000.


Haji Nazir Afridi
terrible. gawddd{#Frustrated}
 lasker98 wrote:
Warren Zevon on a bad day?

 
My thought exactly...
 subgyro wrote:
Before actually looking, I would've SWORN this was Oysterband.

 
Sounded like Bruce Cockburn when I first heard it.
Before actually looking, I would've SWORN this was Oysterband.
 lasker98 wrote:
Warren Zevon on a bad day?

 
Ha! that is really close. I have to say I like this but yeah, now it's always gonna be Warren having a bad day.
 djblitz wrote:
Not nearly one of Bruce's best but are ANY of his songs ever less than like a 6 or 7?  

 
Yes, yes there are many.
Bruce & Qawwali? gotta have some kahunas to put such a rough voice against a master like that. kudos for the guts, but really makes him sound bad. sucks the soul out of the sufis. 

An incredible song when heard live in person with the huge and powerful E Street Orchestra.

 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...

Can't help but think of Warren Zevon when I hear this song.


Warren Zevon on a bad day?
This doesn't even SOUND like the version I've been listening to on this album for 13 years.... 

I don't understand how that happens, but I've noticed it several times on RP.  I'm listening to a song I know WELL from an album I've listened to for YEARS, and the tempo seems different, or it's not mixed the same way..  something.
Top stuff and good to hear it again!  {#Dancingbanana}
Not nearly one of Bruce's best but are ANY of his songs ever less than like a 6 or 7?  
Chunk wrote:
But this track ain't half bad.
Does that mean it ain't half good?
Funny exchange below. I like a lot of Springsteen, but this is bloody awful! Platypus wrote:
:lol: oddly enough, I typically cannot stand anything that Springsteen ever recorded, but i actually really dig this track. works for me!
philarktos wrote:
Most of his stuff isn't as bad as this.... This at least, is indeed terrible.
:lol: oddly enough, I typically cannot stand anything that Springsteen ever recorded, but i actually really dig this track. works for me!
katzendogs wrote:
Here it is 10 days later....Prerecorded I'm gonna set the mood radio.This is listener supported alright.
I think I heard once that the playlist on the weekends are reruns.
ladyj wrote:
Nice transition from Pearl Jams "Daughter" to this. You couldn't have flowed it together any smoother 8) and I'm not really a fan of either one
Here it is 10 days later....Prerecorded I'm gonna set the mood radio.This is listener supported alright.
Check out the song Paradise on this CD. AWESOME songs, AWESOME CD!
Illustr8r wrote:
Anyone ELSE revulsed by the thought of Bruce Springsteen tasting his "seed" on ANYONE's lips?
Um, that's not what he says: I hold you in my arms, yeah that's when it starts I seek faith in your kiss and comfort in your heart I taste the seed upon your lips, lay my tongue upon your scars But when I look into your eyes we stand worlds apart
I think it got worse the second time I heard it. La-la-la-la-laa.... dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-duuumb
I was just about to post saying how much I wish RP would play some old Springsteen concert tracks from the 70's instead, and how a live version of Thunder Road or Racing in the Streets or similar would be infinitely better. But this track ain't half bad.
Shimmer wrote:
I think I like this, mainly because it doesn't sound like typical Springsteenian crap. Never liked his stuff very much in the past.
i agree .
Nice transition from Pearl Jams "Daughter" to this. You couldn't have flowed it together any smoother 8) and I'm not really a fan of either one
Those who dismiss Bruce probably have never listened to Nebraska, which is brilliant and haunting (and not typical rockin' Bruce) and is widely considered by music critics to be one of the best albums of all folk/rock. The Rising has some good and some bad. See him live -- his concerts are more energetic and fun than many I've seen.
I think Bruce has been smoking the same stuff as Sting.
Finally Bruce dares to be different. Great tune. =RR=
Lalalalala lalalala lalalala Great, finally a song without any difficult lyrics. Suggestion to Bruce for his next song: Hahahaha hohohoho hehehehe huhuhuhu
Great work by Nils Lofgren.
Anyone ELSE revulsed by the thought of Bruce Springsteen tasting his "seed" on ANYONE's lips?
la-la-la-la- LA :puke: la-la-la-la- LA :puke:
I think I like this, mainly because it doesn't sound like typical Springsteenian crap. Never liked his stuff very much in the past.
I\'m a big early and mid-career Boss fan. Not too keen on The Rising though, and this song does sound like he is trying too hard to be something else. Not as bad as Bowie with his Drum and Bass phase though! I agree on the whole, less whiney Thom Yorke and more Brooooooooooce!!
I'm struck by the intensity of the dislike, verging on intolerance, by many RP listeners for Springsteen. I'll admit, I do think the guy has integrity and cares about his fans, and I basically admire him although I'm not a fan myself. Save your ire for things that really merit it. :guitarist:
Bruuuuuuce! Chill out people. Why be "anti" artist. If you don't like the music fine - don't listen. Springsteen however puts on one of the best concerts of any band out there and has a body of work that is impressive by any standard. His passion (and the passion of the people who play with him) is always evident. People put down the pop-record-company-manufactured bands as contrived and generally no-talent hacks, but when an artist that has paid his dues with hard work and a long career tries something new the comments are much the same. Give the guy at least some respect.
Who died and made him Boss? I want a recount.
Always tried hard to like Bruce. (Even still have 'Born to Run' on vinyl...) But this is truly horrendous.
sever wrote:
the boss again!....please stop him and his same old simple easy american rock
I AGREE, BUT I WOULD NOT CALL IT "AMERICAN ROCK"- MORE LIKE OLD, SIMPLE, EASY, CRAPPY FOLK! BUT THE FANS WOULDN'T KNOW THE DIFF. ANYWAY.
the boss again!....please stop him and his same old simple easy american rock
Originally Posted by JCJ: I think it's Owata Gu Siam.
Ha ha. Unamused. Hey, since everyone seems to be dissing the new Springsteen, how about some moderately old Boss? Born to Run, Rosalita... or one of his quieter mid-career songs--Turn Out the Light, Johnny 99....
originally posted by lbrc: worlds apart? - you must mean yours, and the one with all the intelligent rock and rollers with music skills. hack! :evil:
:lol:
Originally Posted by beelzebubba: How did this dick ever become famous? :frustrated:
By working hard, being unpretentious, and passionate about his music. I'm not a fan of Springsteen but I liked the intro and outro of this song. :)
Originally Posted by beelzebubba: How did this dick ever become famous? :frustrated:
Most of his stuff isn't as bad as this. Gee we almost agree about something. This at least, is indeed terrible.
Why do people like this guy. Cheesy muzak. :frustrated: :evil: :frustrated: :evil: :??:
I try and try to like this guy\'s music...but can\'t. I keep hearing him go wooo wooo and can\'t take him seriously. :frustrated:
If RP replaced all of the Radiohead that is played with Bruce tunes, I\'d be happier. Jake, not afraid to stick up for one of the greatest American musicians
How did this dick ever become famous? :frustrated:
A great song that goes very well on such a wonderful, healing, spiritual CD!!! :clap: :clap: :notworthy:
Originally Posted by aharamanx: I've been anti-Bruce since the 70's and this one certainly doesn't change my opinion in the least. :frustrated: :cry: :moon: :moon: :cry: :frustrated:
so let me get this straight, you were always anti-Bruce.
I\'ve been anti-Bruce since the 70\'s and this one certainly doesn\'t change my opinion in the least. :frustrated: :cry: :moon: :moon: :cry: :frustrated:
I was anti-Bruce in the 80s, but I highly recommend people listen to his album \"Nebraska\". You may find you like something of his. I am a \"reborn Springsteenite\".
so... let me get his straight... white musicians have finished pimping out african musicians, that stuff is tired. sooo, logically, middle/far eastern musicians are the next big thing to exploit?
Thank you for The Rising Bruce.... :notworthy:
Originally Posted by dignan2: When I am in hell, Bruce will be playing. For the life of me I can understand why people like this guy!?!?!?!?
I couldn't agree more.... I just don't get it... he's not very good people :moon:
BORN IN THE INDIA, or whatever he is trying to acheive with this stuff. :??:
When I am in hell, Bruce will be playing. For the life of me I can understand why people like this guy!?!?!?!? :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??: :??:
Originally Posted by rgj13: Dude, quite YELLING, okay? No one can here the song over your tirade. Otherwise, I appreciate your incisive analysis. :rolleyes: :p
:lol:
Annoying is right. Although I\'m big on world music and enthusiastic at best and tolerant at worst of most rock-traditional fusions (eg Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Sting) this is the very worst example I have ever heard. Bruce should stick to his Jersey Stud with-the-cigarette-pack-tucked-in-his-t-shirt-sleeve shtick. Sometimes I can get off on true primatives. But the lack of pretension is a big part of the appeal there. \"La-la-la-la-LA, la-la-la-la-LA \" Sheeesh ! :roll:
:clap: :clap:
man, most annoying
I\'m sorry, but this is just not good. This mix is rough and annoying :frustrated:
originally posted by lbrc: worlds apart? - you must mean yours, and the one with all the intelligent rock and rollers with music skills. hack! :evil:
dude, quite yelling, okay? no one can here the song over your tirade. otherwise, i appreciate your incisive analysis. :rolleyes: :p
I really like this song and the rest of \"The Rising\" album. I highly suggest it. :bounce:
Originally Posted by ludwig7: Who's doing the background ululations? Sounds like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but he's been dead for years. (pimp)
I think it's Owata Gu Siam.
worlds apart? - you must mean yours, and the one with all the intelligent rock and rollers with music skills. hack! :evil:
I don\'t normally rate Bruce Springsteen very highly, but I like this one!
Who\'s doing the background ululations? Sounds like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but he\'s been dead for years. (pimp)
Originally Posted by mperry: maybe you are a "medium" Bruce fan. :lol:
I should say it\'s a rock n\' roll stomper with some judicious Indian influences, which I really like. Maybe Bruce met Bill Laswell, who is also from Joisey. :D
I like it. Had no idea it was Bruce until he started singing. I like it when he uses musical influences outside of Jersey...
I think this song is amazing. And that drum intro is the rockinest thing I've heard in awhile.
I think this sounds great, what a surprise it is Bruce. I think Bruce is ok....but this impressed me how he is expanding his relm of musical influences. Impressive.
Too many negative comments here about Bruce. I have to stick up for him! I\'m not ashamed to say I like the guy. He may have had way too much hype and attention paid to him at one time (yes, we all got \"Born in the USA\" crammed way too far down our throats!) But he\'s a good songwriter and musician in my books. I like this song.
I have no problem with this at all. It\'s a good ol\' rock n\' roll stomper. It\'s also a contrast to the rest of The Rising.
it is sad how some people have such a hard time with things outside the \"standard\" conception of what something \"should\" be. Bill, you have a great \"ear\" for music. Thanks for showcasing this on Radio Paradise. The set of music really flows nicely. Kudos.
Could be time for Bruce to call it a career.
ick
Originally Posted by jdevine888: I am a BIG Bruce fan, but when I went to see him in concert, I saw this song as a good opportunity to make a trip to the restroom. :frustrated:
maybe you are a "medium" Bruce fan. ;) :p
Most of the time I will give a Bruce song a 2 or 3 on principle, but this one gets a 6, not great but decent. It sounds as if it could be a Neil Young song if it weren\'t for Bruce\'s di-stink-tive voice. Then it would get a 7.
never heard this one, different but cool. nice mix of eastern and east new jersey :)
I am a BIG Bruce fan, but when I went to see him in concert, I saw this song as a good opportunity to make a trip to the restroom. :frustrated:
Great song? :clap:;-))))... was better, Mr. Springsteen
The hard pronunciation of his \"R\'s\" gets on my nerves. His voice sticks out of this otherwise wonderful song like a sore thumb.
Originally Posted by Heathen: Couldn't agree more.
hear hear ! lets axe bruce from progressive radio...
had to turn this one down when the guitar came on. then i noticed it was bruce...yuk
Originally Posted by fronti: I think it's still(and always will be) a Jersey, East Coast thing with the Boss. I really do belive if your not from here (and I am) there is a part of it you just don't get. His songs have always had an attitude that you have to live around to understand. This is a good song, but not the best on the CD.
Well put, I'm not from "there" and there is much more that I don't "get" than I do. This is an area that produced Seger, Nugent, Iggy, Alice, MC5, Motown in general and to our dismay, Eminem and Kid Rock. We pretty much lay it on the line and as anyone can see, we are very fond of rhythm which may be what is missing in a lot of those tunes we don't get. IMO when Bruce is on, he is excellent - enough said.
Originally Posted by Myrrh: Bruce trying to do a Paul Simon. :oops:
I thought exactly the same thing. In my mind, Simon and Springsteen are, along with Dylan, the American singer-songwriters. However, while Simon has been able to expand, adapt and include music from other cultures, Springsteen remains essentially Heartland American, and I'm not sure he has the ability to move beyond that. There's nothing wrong with that; this is not a criticism of Springsteen, just an observation. This song just sounds awkward, like he's trying too hard. The rest of the album is wonderful.
Originally Posted by lyn: True, all you say, but, regardless, the song really is still pretty darn boring. So OK, i'm a Canadian (a long way from new Jersey), and i loved the "old" Springsteen and I don't think this is the bet thing he's ever done .... but i still think it's pretty good and it provokes comment, which is more than you can say for tons of the self-serving instant gratification cr*p out there. Give the music a break. Overblown expectations are not the fault of the artist but of the expecter :)
So OK, i\'m a Canadian (a long way from new Jersey), and i loved the \"old\" Springsteen and I don\'t think this is the bet thing he\'s ever done .... but i still think it\'s pretty good and it provokes comment, which is more than you can say for tons of the self-serving instant gratification cr*p out there. Give the music a break. Overblown expectations are not the fault of the artist but of the expecter :)
I think it\'s still(and always will be) a Jersey, East Coast thing with the Boss. I really do belive if your not from here (and I am) there is a part of it you just don\'t get. His songs have always had an attitude that you have to live around to understand. This is a good song, but not the best on the CD.
Originally Posted by Three: I can't stand to see the bashing trend - I don't follow BP faithfully, but have enjoyed his past work, like Tunnel of Love. There are a few songs I really like on this album as well. I like the rhythm and power on this song. I think he is an American Icon whether you worship his music or not.
Take heart. The bashing is not that widespread. The person who favors the "evil" emoticon spreads his ill will and anger (for whatever reason?) across Paradise. I think it took some guts to break the typical "Springsteen" mold that expectations and habit bring to bear. Those who love "classic" Springsteen will find it challenging (maybe too much so) and those who never liked him will certainly rebuke him for breaking out of whatever their preconceived image of cultivated dislike might be. I was lucky to first hear the song on RP without being at the computer screen. It caught my ear and I was surprised and impressed when I finally recognized Bruce and the band. I like this.
I can\'t stand to see the bashing trend - I don\'t follow BP faithfully, but have enjoyed his past work, like Tunnel of Love. There are a few songs I really like on this album as well. I like the rhythm and power on this song. I think he is an American Icon whether you worship his music or not.
originally posted by lbrc: his music is crap! bad melodies, bad voice, and bad lyrics. :evil:
couldn't agree more.
originally posted by 3dave: sometimes it makes me laugh in the saddest of ways to see the immediate dismissal established older artists by young people, just because it may seem "hip" to do so. i have always learned to respect most people that have legions of hard-core fans, like bob dylan, or the grateful dead, even though i've never acquired a taste for their music. to not at least see some redeeming value in literally the global reach this song attempts, or even the blistering guitar work, is as about as small and closed minded as you can get.
i am an older listener who will give you the greatful dead, but c'mon-what "blistering guitar work" are you referencing? and what good is a global reach to people who could care less about the american known as "the boss" ? his music is crap! bad melodies, bad voice, and bad lyrics. :evil:
originally posted by flying_donut: jeez, can't we just rate and comment on songs without political commentary? i don't like this song. sorry, but i don't. i think lyrically it is enh, and the melody is repetitive. what's with all the la-la-las? sounds like too much filler. oh well. does that make me less of an american because i don't like a bruce springsteen song? please. :frustrated:
i agree, actually you'd be more american to insult him- freedom of speach baby! :cool: he sucks! :evil:edited by lbrc at 7:25 am on 11/12/2002
La la la... la la. La la la...la la. La la la...la la.......La la Arrrrrrrgh!
BD did real art, BS has only done testosterone-driven trailer-park rock'n'roll.
wow. so you, despite being an "original disser" really haven't listened to his music. :rolleyes:
Seems to me he\'s having a hard time finding the notes.
Originally Posted by 3Dave: Sometimes it makes me laugh in the saddest of ways to see the immediate dismissal established older artists by young people, just because it may seem "hip" to do so. I have always learned to respect most people that have legions of hard-core fans, like Bob Dylan, or The Grateful Dead, even though I've never acquired a taste for their music.
(hand in air) I'm one of the original dissers of the Bruce. I'm 44 -- not really young. I too acknowledge that many artists, including those cited, have *something* that draws a huge following, but I can't say I have "respect" for them. Bob Dylan yes, Bruce Springsteen no. It depends on the nature of their art. BD did real art, BS has only done testosterone-driven trailer-park rock'n'roll. In this song he attempts something more "intelligent" (and sensitive), so maybe it's OK for RP to play it.
Originally Posted by mlsully7: I cannot see how any sane-minded adult could find any redeeming value in a great majority of today's popular music. Ugh
I'm mostly sane-minded, and you're right: not much out there on the radio these days (my 17-yr old son's favorite radio station is an 80's station :)). Which is why RADIO PARADISE RULES!!! I've heard some dang good stuff here in RP from today's artists, especially obscure ones.
Originally Posted by briandel: I just saw Bruce live about a couple of days ago and it was simply phenomonal. The stamina and energy of his show is nothing short of legendary. I sincerely belive that 95% of the Bruce-bashers here at RP would change their minds if they saw one of his shows.
When I want to witness stamina and energy, I watch athletes. When I want some eclectic intelligent rock, I listen to RP. Even though Bill sometimes plays these less-than-intelligent songs. If you're still reading this, sorry for the length.
Just hearing this for the first time. Took a bit before I realized it was Springsteen. Sounds good.
Originally Posted by Flying_Donut: Jeez, can't we just rate and comment on songs without political commentary?
Hey Flying_Donut ... yup, you can certainly not like any song you want. Heck, I personally can't stomach most of the almost-worshipped-around-here Coldplay songs. :) But music and lyrics and art in general aren't created in a vacuum; they're always responses to things going on in the world in general or the world of the artist. Obviously, this song was created post-September 11th and in response to that, and it will likely be politicized because of that.
Interesting choice after Worlds Apart. BP rules!
Jeez, can\'t we just rate and comment on songs without political commentary? I don\'t like this song. Sorry, but I don\'t. I think lyrically it is enh, and the melody is repetitive. What\'s with all the la-la-las? Sounds like too much filler. Oh well. Does that make me less of an American because I don\'t like a Bruce Springsteen song? Please. :frustrated:
Jeez, I thought only Dylan engendered this kind of response on RP. I have the cd, and I think it\'s one of the few responses to 9/11 that challenges the listener to do more than simply salute the flag. That said, this isn\'t one of the strongest tracks on the cd imho. However, there are 7 or 8 tunes that face9/11 in a deep, mournful and compassionate way. To an earlier commenter: this is Born in the USA, 2002 style.
Bruce trying to do a Paul Simon. :oops:
I was a big fan of \"the Boss\" in the 70s; then he got sucky. This seems to harken back to his roots. I hear Born to Run in This. :clap:
I\'ve been critical of \"the boss\" before in these comments, but I\'m enjoying this song. It has a lighter yet more powerful tone. Still a bit of that tongue nonsense in this one -- what was it: \"lay my tongue on you scars\" ? Guy\'s got a thing for tongues. Yikes! :eek: :roll:
Originally Posted by foy: Enough already - please throw that CD in the trash.
I don't get it. Call me crazy, but I expect a little bit more respect from RP listeners. And not just because he's Bruce or because of some ridiculous idea that he represents patriotism or American pride. I just saw Bruce live about a couple of days ago and it was simply phenomonal. The stamina and energy of his show is nothing short of legendary. I sincerely belive that 95% of the Bruce-bashers here at RP would change their minds if they saw one of his shows.
Originally Posted by 3Dave: Sometimes it makes me laugh in the saddest of ways to see the immediate dismissal established older artists by young people, just because it may seem "hip" to do so. I have always learned to respect most people that have legions of hard-core fans, like Bob Dylan, or The Grateful Dead, even though I've never acquired a taste for their music. To not at least see some redeeming value in literally the global reach this song attempts, or even the blistering guitar work, is as about as small and closed minded as you can get.
Hey, hey. Please don't talk about younger people like that. Generalizations = bad. I like the Grateful Dead. My ears aren't overly fond of Bob Dylan (though I realize he was an important figure), but my just-turned-fourteen friend likes his stuff a lot. The younger generation really isn't as hopeless as you'd think :) That said, I enjoyed this song.
An eclectic intelligent rocksong! :D
pretty unexpected--i\'m no springsteen fan, but i certainly didn\'t think he\'d ever stoop to political correctness like this, if that\'s what it is. post-9/11 i would have expected something more \"born in the usa\". actually, i appreciate effort to make some sort of gesture towards our islamic brothers, but musically, this just doesn\'t cut it. i don\'t think the world music crowd will rushing out to buy this one. :wave:
Springsteen: his first album was great, but downhill from there. And this is from his last album... go figure. It\'s like he was an adult when he started out, but grew more and more child-like as the years passed...
Originally Posted by ndanger666: What's with all the "la-las" on this CD? (see also the title track).
Well, on this track maybe they're Bruce's Western counterpoint to the wordless vocal melodies of the qawwli chants?
Overproduced and overhyped. This is high-class dreck.
Or perhaps he's aware of his status as a literate user of the English language and would rather remain wordless than use terms (?) like "dreck". Overproduced? Every review I've read of this album comments on Brendan O'Brien's grungy production...
I was makin\' coffee and in the background I thought I heard Neil\'s guitar...Ooopps :eek: