Bruce, the Unexpected Poet

Streets of Philadephia, written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, from the 1994 Oscar-winning movie Philadelphia.

A few times each year, often during the bleak midwinter, I revisit this song. I'm not what you would call a Springsteen "fan" but this song stuns me every time. It's such a powerful mix of melancholy music, plain-spoken language, and gravelled voice. 

It happens with other singer-songwriters too, usually drawn from the long corridors of my past: Jackson Browne, Sarah McLaughlin, Tracy Chapman. . .  I am shaken and taken, hushed.

Do you have a song that stills you and fills you, a song that moves quietly in you?