TCC Playlist: Mary Queen of Arkansas by Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen was raised Catholic. He’s said of his roots, “It’s like Al Pacino in ‘The Godfather’: I try to get out, but they pull you back in! Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Influenced by Flannery O’Connor, and the imagery of his Catholic childhood, Springsteen writes songs about sin, temptation, forgiveness, life, death, hope, love, brotherhood, and injustice. His songs describe a world that is both broken and redeemed. We recommend “Mary Queen of Arkansas” from his first album. Listen to it here: