Bruce Springsteen's 'I Got My Finger On The Trigger'

393 Words2 Pages
Being a political sentimentalist Bruce Springsteen is known for his poetic lyrics throughout his music providing vivid imagery and tackling political issues. This is evident through the opening line of the poem “I got my finger on the trigger” (line 1). Springsteen uses the soldier’s actions to convey that fear is indeed the narrator’s biggest obstacle. Most Veteran’s benefits are cut short when they return from war and many do not receive the treatment needed. A lot of individuals feel like the pain and suffering never really goes away emphasizing “fear’s a powerful thing, baby” (line 29). Every decision made in life is based on another decision. There is this stigma that veterans or active duty soldiers are supposed to be strong and seeking
Open Document