Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Springsteen Lyrics of the Week - Devils and Dust


"I got my finger on the trigger
But I don't know who to trust."

- "Devils and Dust", from Devils and Dust

While activism in society is making a slight comeback (we've mentioned the OWS movement before on this blog), there has been a noticeable lack of protest songs.  Many protest songs today end up sounding corny and very dated, such as Third Eye Blind's attempt at an anthem last fall.  However, Springsteen's "Devils and Dust" stands strong as time goes by.  On its surface, it is a powerful tribute to the soldiers caught in the murkiness of fighting an unpopular war in Iraq.  But if you examine the lyrics further, they can be easily applicable to the uncertainty and fear that invades every person's life.