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Bruce Springsteen — Cover Me
Album: Born In The USA
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 477








Released: 1984
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The times are tough now, just getting tougher
This old world is rough, it's just getting rougher
Cover me, come on baby, cover me
Well, I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Promise me baby you won't let them find us
Hold me in your arms, let's let our love blind us
Cover me, shut the door and cover me
Well, I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Outside's the rain, the driving snow
I can hear the wild wind blowing
Turn out the light, bolt the door
I ain't going out there no more

This whole world is out there just trying to score
I've seen enough, I don't want to see any more
Cover me, come on and cover me
I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Outside's the rain, the driving snow
I can hear the wild wind blowing
Turn out the light, bolt the door
I ain't going out there no more

This whole world is out there just trying to score
I've seen enough, I don't want to see any more
Cover me, come on and cover me
I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me
Comments (25)add comment
 LowPhreak wrote:

Yeah...no.

Bruce's views are hardly "far" left. They're generally what the Democrats used to be in this country before Reagan and Clinton - basically working class/labor and middle class. Now the Dems are just corporate Republican Lite.
 
Sure, leading contender in 2016 & 20 Bernie Sanders is 'corporate Republican Lite" What planet are you on?
 cely wrote:
Come on people.  Yes, you've heard this song before and like Bruce's voice, but this is a crap song in super obvious ways.  Bruce has lots of great music out there, but this is not at all close, whether you like lyrics or music.  So much on RP is SOOO much better, but this gets a higher rating than countless pieces of music that aren't just pop throwaways but beautiful pieces of music.  Don't give in to the disease of "I like this because I've heard it before."
 
Pop throwaway? Here's a self-indulgent rant that suggests otherwise:

Look, I wasn't a fan of this song or this whole album, for that matter, back when it was mega popular, but then again I was only 11 so what did I really know. My favorite bands at the time were AC/DC and The Police, but I digress. Looking back, Bruce's ubiquity during 84/85 was so overpowering perhaps the quality of all the songs on Born in the USA was missed by me because I didn't have the ears to appreciate each song as a well-crafted gem. I think his music hit me like a steamroller and I just couldn't stand back up to hear it properly. Whatever the reason, thankfully a good college friend was a Bruce devotee and his visceral love for The Boss encouraged me to listen with a fresh perspective. I'm glad I did because I learned how to look for what other people love about a piece of music before indulging my personal taste. By working inward in this way I think I enjoy more genres and artists than I would have otherwise. But 
 cely wrote:
Come on people.  Yes, you've heard this song before and like Bruce's voice, but this is a crap song in super obvious ways.  Bruce has lots of great music out there, but this is not at all close, whether you like lyrics or music.  So much on RP is SOOO much better, but this gets a higher rating than countless pieces of music that aren't just pop throwaways but beautiful pieces of music.  Don't give in to the disease of "I like this because I've heard it before."
 
Condescend much? 

You might be wrong about other people and their motivations.  Maybe they rate it because it reminds them of a time and place.  Maybe because they love all Bruce.  Maybe because this song IS a great Springsteen track from a great album.  Maybe any other reason not deserving of your derision.
Come on people.  Yes, you've heard this song before and like Bruce's voice, but this is a crap song in super obvious ways.  Bruce has lots of great music out there, but this is not at all close, whether you like lyrics or music.  So much on RP is SOOO much better, but this gets a higher rating than countless pieces of music that aren't just pop throwaways but beautiful pieces of music.  Don't give in to the disease of "I like this because I've heard it before."
"Far left views."  Probably not all that accurate a statement.  But I thought this was a radio station and not CNN.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Yeah...no.

Bruce's views are hardly "far" left. They're generally what the Democrats used to be in this country before Reagan and Clinton - basically working class/labor and middle class. Now the Dems are just corporate Republican Lite.

 
Not that long ago I would describe myself as a social liberal and fiscal conservative. This no longer applies. 
 vinylbob wrote:

I use to really enjoy The Boss but, then he become too preachy with his far left views. 

 
Yeah...no.

Bruce's views are hardly "far" left. They're generally what the Democrats used to be in this country before Reagan and Clinton - basically working class/labor and middle class. Now the Dems are just corporate Republican Lite.

I use to really enjoy The Boss but, then he become too preachy with his far left views. 
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
you just undid years of eighties recovery therapy in 30 seconds...

 
{#Drunk}

Back to rehab, Daddy!

I teeter back and forth on this one. Not a bad song but this album got played to death back in the day...
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song, as well as this marvelous album...

This was a great concert in Tacoma, Washington, in 1984.

{#Dancingbanana_2}


30 year old and still rockin'... Release date: June 4, 1984

I am decidedly not a Springsteen fan but this is one of the few that I really enjoy.
Rock n' roll it!
This one gets a 10 if only for Bruce's guitar solo--a neat piece of viscious economy. Yum.
 midreaming wrote:
strummer, beet farmers, bruce what a set! 'folding laundry in my living room watching birds out the window and i look down. i got my power stance going on. right leg is back and bent, left is forward with knee pounding at the ridym ..and somehow i sound like bruce springsteen (?) which is a little weird for me. dmm that stage feels good. oh wait..  i'm folding laundry. 

 
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Made the Hanging Rock concert Melbourne Australia earlier this year - just spectacular ... the boss still is...the boss.
.... He is back in Oz early 2014, got my tickets already.
strummer, beet farmers, bruce what a set! 'folding laundry in my living room watching birds out the window and i look down. i got my power stance going on. right leg is back and bent, left is forward with knee pounding at the ridym ..and somehow i sound like bruce springsteen (?) which is a little weird for me. dmm that stage feels good. oh wait..  i'm folding laundry. 
One of the biggest selling albums of all time.  And a great selection from this album.
way Boss!!!
that one ROCKS man, and I am not a major Bruce-fan, it is just a thumpin, squeelin' piece that is really cool (imho) 
Okay, kinda noisy. Just heard Bill say "great guitar" so maybe it's just me not wanting to hear great guitar on a Sunday afternoon. Hmm.
1984 was a good year!

Do you recognize them? 
No my favorite - But the Boss is the Boss!!!{#Notworthy}
you just undid years of eighties recovery therapy in 30 seconds...
Haven't heard this one for years, thank you!