Bruce Springsteen dedicates 'American Skin’ to Trayvon Martin at Irish concert
Star congratulated Limerick hurlers on their Munster Final success last weekend
Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to slain teen Trayvon Martin at his concert in Limerick on Tuesday night.
The Irish American dedicated his song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to Martin, who was shot by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012, while walking home in Sanford, Florida.
After seeing a sign in the crowd requesting the song, the Boss asked, "Where is that sign" and grabbed it, The Star Ledger reports.
Addressing the crowd, Springsteen said, “I want to send this one out as a letter back home. For justice for Trayvon Martin.”
The 63-year-old wrote the song after the shooting dead of 23-year-old Amadou Diallo by police in New York City in 1999.
Some of the song's lyrics include:
"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”
The New Jersey rocker also treated his fans to a three-song pre-show, with the first ever solo performance by Bruce of "Hearts of Stone."
The Irish American brought the house down when he congratulated the Limerick hurlers on their Munster Final success last weekend.
He opened and closed the show with his hit ‘This Little Light of Mine.’
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