Song meanings; The Fuse in The Circuit - Bruce Springsteen Posted 9 hours ago 4 hours ago, ulfhpersson said: You could read The Fuse as an expression of a individualistic worldview of and a corresponding reaction to this view of the world. The individual is alienated from the society: he or she has no real understanding of what is going on in the world, can not fit the signs of this world into a coherent and understandable picture. He och she only see these signs naked of meaning: slow shaking cars, the movement of the flag, red sheets. But if one is so disconnected to what is going on in the society, one still feels that something somewhere is wrong. And so, not only movements in the society tells you that. Even nature proclaims it: trees on fire, blood moon. And so, every movement in society and nature is a warning: Devilś on the horizon line. But the alienated man or women understand nothing of what is going on, they are in one way or other surely aware of that the fuse is burning, but they can not imagine, that they together with other people collectively could do something or at least intervene. In their of the surrounding society empty room they do not see, that they give up their responsibility as human beings. Perhaps is that cruelty and bestiality so perversely embraced in the house of Hey Blue Eyes what the house of The Fuse is empty of. If so, my last sentence above has to be softened.