This particular "Born in the U.S.A." lyric has probably been talked about before, maybe even by me, asking this very question on either her or the other place.
Basically, this line always gets me thinking. Is Bruce talking about a typical picture of a happy couple standing together, momentarily free from the perils life brings; or is the picture more depressing, as in this woman is cradling her dead lover and his dead brother, despondent over the fact their once happy life together is done?
Have any of you heard this line in different ways before? What do you think?