Wednesday, February 10, 2010


“That's their story. Wanna hear mine?” – Andrew Beckett

Bruce Springsteen faithfully captures the essence of the film Philadelphia through his award-winning song, Streets Of Philadelphia. It’s the story of Andrew Beckett (wonderful performance from Tom Hanks) a lawyer inflicted with AIDS and suffers discrimination until a homophobic Lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) defends his case. The song won the Oscars and the Golden Globe for best original song.

sung by: Bruce Springsteen

I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell what I felt

I was unrecognizable to myself
Saw my reflection in a window I didn't know my own face
Oh brother, are you gonna leave me wasting away
On the streets of Philadelphia

I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
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

The 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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