Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quick Takes - We Are Alive



I'd like to withhold any definitive judgements until I've had some more time to disgest the whole album, but this might be my favorite song.  It easily sports some of Bruce's best lyrics, creating wonderful imagery of the protests and troubles that the United States has gone through in its rich history.  Musically, it borrows from "Ring of Fire", in the same way that "Outlaw Pete" borrows from "I Was Made For Loving You".  Despite this quibble, the song's message is very powerful.  It reminds us that there have always been difficult times, but the spirit of goodness will always survive.