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It was released on his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. This is the first of many epic Springsteen songs that elicit strong emotions, usually of despair, grief, and small glimpse of hope. The treatment of veterans in the United States has always been a sore spot for Springsteen. The lyrics Lost In The Flood - Swill And The Swaggerband - The Day After tell a loose story, invoking a series of images that tell three different stories for each of the three verses.
The first verse is about "ragamuffin gunner" and has a recurring theme of religionincluding references to the "hit-and-run" pleading for "sanctuary" and hiding beneath a "holy stone," while "breakin' beams and crosses with a spastic's reeling perfection" and "nuns run bald through Vatican halls, pregnant, pleading Immaculate Conception.
The second verse is about a "pure American brother", "Jimmy the Saint", perhaps the same person as the "ragamuffin gunner" from the first verse. This is the beginning of Springsteen's use of automobile themes along with " The Angel "as the pure American brother "races Sundays in Jersey in a Chevy stock Super Eight" When You Smile - Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song "leans on the hood telling racing Lost In The Flood - Swill And The Swaggerband - The Day After.
The third verse concerns a series of people on the streets of a city, presumably New York. They include " Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts," "some storefront incarnation of Maria," " Bronx 's best apostle", "the cops," "the whiz-bang gang" and "some kid" who gets shot in the ensuing gun fight and holds "his leg, screaming something in Spanish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Lost In The Flood. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Song by Bruce Springsteen. For the Arrow episode, see Lost in the Flood Arrow.
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