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A sad song: Streets of Philadelphia


Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen 🎢


This is a song that for me is not only linked with the movie Philadelphia. It is also linked with the feeling of being lost, feeling like you are almost invisible, like you do not matter at all to anyone, especially to you yourself. That's why for me this song is so very sad, but strangely enough it also gives me strength, even hope. At the times when I feel lost and very negative about myself, it makes reflect on what I do have, a home, loved ones, security, a future. And even if I can't touch any positive feelings at that moment, I can keep holding on to the knowledge that I do have those things, I just need to find my way back out of the black cloud that surrounds me. This song makes me cry, but that's okay. Those are tears I need to shed anyway to resurface again. 


Lyrics:

I was bruised and battered, I couldn't tell what I felt.
I was unrecognizable to myself.
Saw my reflection in a window and didn't know my own face.
Oh brother are you gonna leave my wastin' away
On the streets of Philadelphia.

I walked the avenue, 'til my legs felt like stone,
I heard the voices of friends, vanished and gone,
At night I could hear the blood in my veins,
It was just as black and whispering as the rain,
On the streets of Philadelphia.

Ain't no angel gonna greet me.
It's just you and I my friends.
And my clothes don't fit me no more,
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin.


Night has fallen, I'm lyin' awake,
I can feel myself fading away,
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss,
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the streets of Philadelphia.


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mijn meisje, mijn lieve meisje
ik ben gebroken, maar voor jou ook blij

jij jaagt nu op spookmuisjes
en vangt vast spookvogeltjes

mijn meisje, mijn lieve meisje

in de poezenhemel woon je nu
voor altijd jong
voor altijd vrij

maar ach mijn meisje, mijn lieve meisje

ik mis je
ik mis je


je was bijna je hele leven
een heel groot deel van dat van mij

Ik vergeet soms

Ik vergeet soms
vergeet dat ik vergeet soms
en vergeet dan te denken
dat dat niet erg is
-meestal

Want soms vergeet ik
iets wat ik beter niet kon vergeten
iets waarvan het bijna zeker beter is
het te blijven weten

Dus poog ik steeds te blijven weten
dat wat ik beter niet kan vergeten
zodat ik zeker niet vergeet
datgene wat ik weet

Het is alleen zo jammer
dat mijn hoofd niet weet
hoe ik niet vergeet