Wearing a dark jacket and tie, Bruce Springsteen sang a solo acoustic version of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, today in Lower Manhattan. See the video, below.
“I’ll see you in my dreams when all our summers have come to an end/I’ll see you in my dreams, we’ll meet and live and laugh again/I’ll see you in my dreams, yeah, up around the river bend/For death is not the end, ’cause I’ll see you in my dreams,” sang Springsteen, who looked emotionally spent at the end of the song.
“May God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, and their families, their friends and their loved ones,” he said before singing.
There was no advance indication that he would perform at the event.
The meditative and uplifting “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” from Springsteen’s 2020 Letter to You album, was added to “Springsteen on Broadway,” as the show’s final song, in its recently completed 2021 run.
Springsteen, of course, previously addressed 9/11 powerfully on his The Rising album.
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