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Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Song to Trayvon Martin During Ireland Concert [VIDEO]

Celebrities and music stars were quick to take to Twitter and social media expressing their thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial. Some used words, others used art, Bruce Springsteen used his music.

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According to reports, Bruce spotted a sign in the sea of fans at a concert in Limerick, Ireland asking him to play “American Skin (41 Shots).” Once the Boss saw the sign he grabbed it and said:

We send this one out as a letter back home, for justice for Trayvon Martin.

“American Skin (41 Shots)” was written by Bruce after the police shooting death of Amadou Diallo in New York City in 1999.

Here are the lyrics to the song.

41 shots, and we’ll take that ride
‘Cross this bloody river to the other side
41 shots, cut through the night
You’re kneeling over his body in the vestibule
Praying for his life

Well, is it a gun, is it a knifereun
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in your American skin

(41 shots)
(41 shots)
(41 shots)
(41 shots)

41 shots, Lena gets her son ready for school
She says “On these streets, Charles
You’ve got to understand the rules
If an officer stops you, promise me you’ll always be polite
And that you’ll never ever run away
Promise Mama you’ll keep your hands in sight”

Well, is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in your American skin

(41 shots)
(41 shots)
(41 shots)
(41 shots)

Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it in your heart, is it in your eyes
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)

41 shots, and we’ll take that ride
‘Cross this bloody river to the other side
41 shots, I got my boots caked in this mud
Baptized in these waters (we’re baptized in these waters)
And in each other’s blood (and in each other’s blood)

Well, is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)
It ain’t no secret (it ain’t no secret)
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in your American skin

Check out Bruce and the E Street Band performing the song live:

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