Streets of Philadelphia

I was bruised and battered, 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


Live history

"Streets of Philadelphia" has been performed live a total of 89 times.
First known performance:
1994-01-27, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
2016-09-09, Philadelphia, PA
The River Tour 2016

Release history

Total releases: 9
Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia (promo), single, 1993
Bruce Springsteen, Philadelphia, various artists, 1993
Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia, maxisingle, 1994
Bruce Springsteen, Hungry Heart, maxisingle, 1995
Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits, compilation, 1995-02-28
Bruce Springsteen, Video Anthology 1978-2000, movie, 2001
Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen, compilation, 2003-11-04
Bruce Springsteen, Collection 1973-2012, compilation, 2013-03-12
Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16