The Boss is back. Bruce Springsteen will release a new album on March 6, 2012. It will mark his 17th studio effort entitled Wrecking Ball. A music video for the song, We Take Care of Our Own, has already been released.
In Springsteen fashion, the all-American boy sings a tribute to the U.S. with We Take Care of Our Own. The music video includes imagery of American cities as lyrics flash across the screen.
Wherever this flag's flown/we take care of our own/from Chicago to New Orleans, from the muscle to the bone/from the shotgun shack to the Super Dome/There ain't no help, the Calvary stayed home/There ain't no one hearing the bugle blowin'/we take care of our own, he sings.
Springsteen's manager Jon Landau, released a statement on the New Jersey-native's Web site discussing the 2012 release. Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life. The lyrics tell a story you can't hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative in recent years, reads the statement.
A full track list was also released:
1. We Take Care of Our Own 2. Easy Money 3. Shackled and Drawn 4. Jack of All Trades 5. Death to My Hometown 6. This Depression 7. Wrecking Ball 8. You've Got It 9. Rocky Ground 10. Land of Hope and Dreams 11. We Are Alive
Springsteen has previously played Wrecking Ball at live shows. The song is a dedication to Giants Stadium. In 2009 The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed five final shows at Giants Stadium, opening with Wrecking Ball, which highlights the historic stadium and his Jersey roots.
What do you think of Bruce's new song?