An Ode to My Fallen Friends

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 me 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 friend.

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.


(Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia)