We take care of our own The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.". This article was in “Stars and Stripes” a multimedia news outlet for the US Military community. We are definitely NOT always taking care of our own. We can be compassionate, empathic and open towards people who are living in difficult circumstances because of brain injury. Bruce Springsteen. Do you know who they wrote them about? Where're the eyes, the eyes with the will to see Before I go on. … Then we wonder why we have issues.”. It impacts on the the life of each person differently. Our recovery simply has to be more than our individual efforts in our own rehab. Much of the song's lyrical content appears to contradict its title. At the investigation of his death Jerry Easter, a court coordinator and himself a Marine who fought in Vietnam summed up: “We give them training on how to kill, but not how to come back into the world. His adolescent years were turbulent and involved a number of criminal charges and spells in prison. One organisation working to build better futures for young people Summer Foundation collects the stories of many people who have experienced inappropriate accommodation. Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? The song was the first Springsteen composition to be heard since the death of his former E Street band colleague. “Where’re the eyes, the eyes with the will to see, Where’re the hearts that run over with mercy, Where’s the love that has not forsaken me, Where’s the work that set my hands, my soul free, Where’s the spirit that’ll reign, reign over me, Where’s the promise from sea to shining sea…”. To know it has found the right spot is music to my ears. It has come to me over and over again that we do not. It, like “Born In The U.S.A.,” is a critique of America disguised as a patriotic song, bombarding the Bush administration and their lack of response to Hurricane Katrina. From the shotgun shack to the Superdome We take care of our own The song was released on January 19, 2012. It is the first single from his album, Wrecking Ball.The single was released for download through amazon.com and iTunes on January 18, 2012. The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story. Please share any “outrages” you have about support and brain injury in the Comments below. “We Take Care Of Our Own” was nominated for three Grammy Awards, but sadly won none of the awards it was nominated for. When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN was performed off-tour on 09 Mar 2012 at Apollo Theater in New York City, NY, during the Sirius Satellite Radio 10-year anniversary celebration. Maybe we could make a start by thinking about and acting upon the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s song! Where's the promise from sea to the shining sea Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama. The anthemic up-tempo rocker finds The Boss singing of patriotism and brotherhood and decrying the broken promises of the government. Pingback: itemprop="name">Brain Injury Happens To ANYONE - Changed Lives, New Journeys, Pingback: itemprop="name">A Rant for Remembrance Day: Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers - Changed Lives New Journeys, Pingback: itemprop="name">RePost: Rant for Remembrance - Soldiers With Brain Injury - Changed Lives New Journeys, became homeless because they acquired a brain injury, Statistics compiled in Australia tell a startling story, DOD Numbers for Traumatic Brain Injury: Incidence by Armed Forces Branch, Marine’s final battle: Years of fighting PTSD, Brain Injury end in Postwar Casualty, Frontal Lobe Damage: When the Leader Can’t Lead. Lyrics to 'We Take Care Of Our Own' by Bruce Springsteen. And what about the cross-dressing? Springsteen opened the Grammy Awards in 2012 with a performance of this song that met with mostly favorable reviews. Paul Oliver, a young, returned soldier from Memphis, struggled with brain injury, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after his return from active service. The phrase "Hasta la vista, baby" was popularized in the 1987 Jody Watley song "Looking For A New Love," 4 years before Arnold Schwarzenegger said it in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Beginning with the way we … In this story she mentioned that Gerry had never been the same after he had been hit over the head with a piece of wood as a toddler. There ain't no one hearing the bugle blowin' Bruce Springsteen - We Take Care Of Our Own Lyrics | MetroLyrics Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Outraged that a person could end up homeless because of sustaining a brain injury, often through a lack of adequate care and support. The road of good intentions has gone dry as a bone Where's the work that set my hands, my soul free "You work with spontaneity," explained Zimmy to. Advocating for what our communities and countries can do to improve the lives of others. Loved it so much I went again this year. The Annie Lennox hit "No More I Love You's" is a cover, originally sung by a man. For some, brain injury brings changes that are overwhelming, unacceptable, and sometimes just plain sad. It is estimated this still happens for over 200 young people each year. One wonders if the outcome might have been different had Gerry had assessment, diagnosis and support as a toddler. young people unfortunate enough to acquire a brain injury find themselves living in nursing homes with people who are ageing. I been looking for the map that leads me home Yet no-one would listen to her. Where's the promise from sea to the shining sea HUGE KUDOS to you! This was not one of the three brain injuries recorded for Gerry. Sitting with his mum ‘Shirley’ one day, Shirley told me a bit about his early life. Where's the spirit that'll reign, reign over me Wherever this flag is flown I thought I would share more of my outrage this week. We take care of our own We take care of our own There are real institutional and systemic oppressions that keep people in a cycle of injury, poverty, and lack of access to adequate care or loving community.