Many of you were in the audience this week when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage and belted out the lyrics:
I walked the avenue until my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
Black and whispering as the rain
On the streets of Philadelphia
But, what the hell was he really talking about?
The folks at the National Constitution Center want to help decode the lyrics for you.
It’s all part of their Spring Break event calendar, which includes a songwriting workshop, live music and the exhibition From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.
“Decode The Lyrics” is an interactive program within the From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibition. It will give visitors the opportunity to delve further into the meaning behind some of Springsteen’s famous songs. Using historical context and music videos, visitors will examine songs line by line to decipher the meaning of Springsteen’s lyrics in hits such as “Streets of Philadelphia,” “Born in the U.S.A.” and “American Skin.”
Best of all, the exhibit is totally free with museum admission.