Old abandoned beach house

from Bruce Springsteen – Backstreets Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Jersey Shore was and is a working-class and in some areas, economically depressed place, made worse in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The house Bruce is referring to may be an old vacation house that was truly left unoccupied (not uncommon), either for just that particular summer, or some longer period of time.

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