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While listening to “You’re Missing” in class on Tuesday, I didn’t really think it was addressed to a specific person. I felt like he was addressing everybody who had lost somebody in the attacks. The lyrics, “Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall, Mama’s in the kitchen, baby and all…” and some of the following lyrics describe things that every American has experienced at one point in their life.  I’ve been exposed to a lot of Bruce Springsteen from my dad, so I know that he usually addresses the typical Americans in most of his songs, so that’s how I listened to this one, having heard it for the first time on Tuesday. Springsteen is also from New Jersey, right by New York, so I think he would have been deeply affected by the attacks, especially since they occurred so close to home. I’m sure he also knew people that were either in the buildings or families that were affected by the attacks.

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