My City of Ruins

There is a blood red circle
On the cold dark ground
And the rain is falling down
The church door's thrown open
I can hear the organ's song
But the congregation's gone
My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Now the sweet bells of mercy
Drift through the evening trees
Young men on the corner
Like scattered leaves,
The boarded up windows,
The empty streets
While my brother's down on his knees
My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!
Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!
Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!

Now's there's tears on the pillow
Darlin' where we slept
And you took my heart when you left
Without your sweet kiss
My soul is lost, my friend
Tell me how do I begin again?
My city's in ruins
My city's in ruins

Now with these hands,
With these hands,
With these hands,
I pray Lord
With these hands,
With these hands,
I pray for the strength, Lord
With these hands,
With these hands,
I pray for the faith, Lord
We pray for your love, Lord
We pray for the lost, Lord
We pray for this world, Lord
We pray for the strength, Lord
We pray for the strength, Lord

Come on
Come on
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up
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Notes

Live history

"My City of Ruins" has been performed live a total of 265 times.
First known performance:
2000-12-17, Asbury Park, NJ
benefit
Last known performance:
2017-02-25, Auckland, New Zealand
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 4
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Various artists, America: A Tribute to Heroes, various artists, 2002
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Bruce Springsteen, The Rising, album, 2002-07-30
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live in Barcelona, movie, 2003
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Bruce Springsteen, PBS Exclusive, maxisingle, 2007-04-25