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Bruce Springsteen — She's The One
Album: Born To Run
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:28
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With her killer graces and her secret places
That no boy can fill
With her hands on her hips
Oh, and that smile on her lips because she knows that it kills me

With her soft French cream, standing in that doorway like a dream
I wish she'd just leave me alone
Because French cream won't soften them boots
And French kisses will not break that heart of stone

With her long hair falling
And her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Oh, she's the one
She's the one

That thunder in your heart at night when you're kneeling in the dark
It says you're never gonna leave her
But there's this angel in her eyes that tells such desperate lies
And all you want to do is believe her

And tonight you'll try just one more time
To leave it all behind and to break on through
Oh she can take you but if she wants to break you
She's gonna find out that ain't so easy to do

And no matter where you sleep tonight
Or how far you run
Oh, she's the one
She's the one

Oh, and just one kiss, she'd fill them long summer nights
With her tenderness
That secret pact you made back when her love could save you
From the bitterness

Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one
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Excellant man!!!
 sirdroseph wrote:
Never noticed this before; but the dark side song off of that horrible movie Eddie and the Cruisers ripped this tune off! Funny how I never noticed that before!{#Lol}
 
that whole movie was a rip off of springsteen's sound.
you think this sign placement behind his head was an coincidence?


U2, Johnny Cash, The Who, Bruce...  it's like Friday primer on good music. We might all have personal preferences, but there is a desert island essentials feel to this playlist. Can't complain!
 Cynaera wrote:
This is one of my all-time favorite songs by Springsteen - and my favorite album of his.  It's SO good to hear this song on RP... Made my meatgrinder of a day ever-so-much better... {#Meditate}{#Chillpill}
 
Yes, this is a classic song...  love it...

hope you are having a nice day!


 Gregoria wrote:

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!

You know, I love pop music, but that was pretty much awful.
 
Did you know... when Blitzkrieg Bop was written by The Ramones, they were trying to emulate The Bay City Rollers because they thought the song mentioned above was real catchy? Tis true. Well, if you believe magazine interviews.
 treatment_bound wrote:

I WANT MY RIFF BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Yeah, that riff or beat has only been used in a few thousand songs since Bo Diddley - and probably many before.

ah! thanks!
 Imkirok wrote:
Meet the old Boss.  Not the same as the new Boss.  IMO, this is one of the best rock albums ever made.  His most recent stuff is pretty good too, but nothing compares to early Bruce.

 
I am a little partial to "Darkness on the Edge of Town," but I totally agree with you....
 spacemoose wrote:

That's the nice thing about copying:  If I copy yours, you still have yours!  It doesn't deny you the use of anything.  In other words, the guy still has his riff, be the rest of us get to enjoy it in new forms and interpretations.

Beware the corporate culture which seeks to institutionalize an attitude of intellectual propriaty, which impoverishes us all, and denies the true source of human innovation:  copying.

www.questioncopyright.org
 

I don't think this is as much a "copy" as a "homage." If you listen to any of his live shows, particulary those around the Darkness era, this song was frequently played in even more of a Bo Diddley style, sometimes with a lead in of a Bo Diddley song...blurring the distinctions between She's The One and whatever song he lead in with. So I think the "use" of the Bo Diddley beat or riff is intentional here.


Meet the old Boss.  Not the same as the new Boss.  IMO, this is one of the best rock albums ever made.  His most recent stuff is pretty good too, but nothing compares to early Bruce.

 lattalo wrote:

You got that right, but we had Jethro Tull, some decent Elton John, Fleetwood Mac,
but this really did help with what was playing on the Air.  It was Disco City, YUK!!!! 

 
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!

You know, I love pop music, but that was pretty much awful.

 Proclivities wrote:

I remember her show; she didn't play much Springsteen though - that was more Vin Scelsa and Dave Hermann.  Alison Steele played more progressive rock stuff, or what used to be called "head music".  It was a good station back then
 

I loved her.  I found WNEW in the early 70s and fell in ;love.  I saw BS many times in the early 70s, paying less than $10 for shows.  He was great, but her show was WONDERFUL.  Much like RP today.  I miss WNEW and WMMR in Philadelphia.  They were they best.
This is one of my all-time favorite songs by Springsteen - and my favorite album of his.  It's SO good to hear this song on RP... Made my meatgrinder of a day ever-so-much better... {#Meditate}{#Chillpill}
 treatment_bound wrote:

I WANT MY RIFF BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
That's the nice thing about copying:  If I copy yours, you still have yours!  It doesn't deny you the use of anything.  In other words, the guy still has his riff, be the rest of us get to enjoy it in new forms and interpretations.

Beware the corporate culture which seeks to institutionalize an attitude of intellectual propriaty, which impoverishes us all, and denies the true source of human innovation:  copying.

www.questioncopyright.org


 treatment_bound wrote:

I WANT MY RIFF BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
TFF!!!
 

I WANT MY RIFF BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never noticed this before; but the dark side song off of that horrible movie Eddie and the Cruisers ripped this tune off! Funny how I never noticed that before!{#Lol}
Holy cow! Just realized I have this album on vinyl. I think it's time to re-listen and re-rip.
Now THAT is the way to start your morning!
 iscoot4peace wrote:
I've grown tired of Bruce...used to be a huge fan...but this song stills works and reminds me what i loved about him. In that stagnant period as the "dinosaurs" emerged and pre-punk...he was about the only real thing worth listening to.
 
Same here. Newer stuff doesn't speak to me as much.

However, this period through The River?

At an Amnesty International show, Sting introduced him to us as "The Greatest Rock and Roller in the World."
I paused for a second and turned to my wife and said, "You know....that's true."

Great song from a great album.  Arguably his best album.
 boober wrote:

WoW.....WNEW-FM NY.....Allison Steele...."the nightbird"....or was that before your time.Anyway,that was a good station.

 
I remember her show; she didn't play much Springsteen though - that was more Vin Scelsa and Dave Hermann.  Alison Steele played more progressive rock stuff, or what used to be called "head music".  It was a good station back then
countyman wrote:
He was never my "boss."

sharkey wrote:
Screaming boss at that!! Have no use for them.
 
What the hell are you two ding-dongs doing playing on the Internet during work hours?!?!

And Sharkey? You done writing that TPS Report, yet? Just wait'll your next review.

{#Tongue-out}

Yer man sounds as pissed as a fart in this one. Either that or he's singing with cotton balls in his cheeks.
 throwback wrote:
Never been a fan - his initial acoustic stuff was ok, but since then.... {#Sleep}
 
You mean like Nebraska?  The Ghost of Tom Joad?  Both later (and, I think, better) than this. . . .
 siandbeth wrote:

You got that right! Here is some of the sludge they were playing in 1975:
Paul Anka & Odia Coates - I Believe
The Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
The Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
John Denver- Thank God I'm A Country Boy
 
You got that right, but we had Jethro Tull, some decent Elton John, Fleetwood Mac,
but this really did help with what was playing on the Air.  It was Disco City, YUK!!!! 

The best album.  Simply outstanding.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
And what is really amazing is that Bruce can still do this song just like this
all out and full throttle!  He must be 60 plus!

 copymonkey wrote:
The best song on the best album by one of America's best ever...therefore..10.
 
Funny, I was just thinking today that The E Street Band might actually be THE best American rock group. (If you don't include solo acts, art/alternative, roots/soul)



This song is soooo good for the ears...


 boober wrote:

WoW.....WNEW-FM NY.....Allison Steele...."the nightbird"....or was that before your time.Anyway,that was a good station.


 Wow right back at ya, boob! 

I had forgotten about "the nightbird" until I read your post.  Had many a school night listening surreptitiously in the dark. 

What was the name of that gravelly voiced guy who worked the 2-6 shift (right after Pete Fornatale - who always ended his show with Paul Winter Concort)?  He, the gravelly voiced guy, was, like, the godfather of New York Rock and Roll radio. 

Just Googled it - Scott Muni (https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F03E1DC1538F933A0575AC0A9629C8B63).

Thanks for the memory.


Never been a fan - his initial acoustic stuff was ok, but since then.... {#Sleep}

I've grown tired of Bruce...used to be a huge fan...but this song stills works and reminds me what i loved about him. In that stagnant period as the "dinosaurs" emerged and pre-punk...he was about the only real thing worth listening to.
Quel fromage.
A great sleeper on this album, never heard on unClearChannel.
Funny. I hate my boss too.
 countyman wrote:
He was never my "boss."
 
Screaming boss at that!! Have no use for them.

thanks bill for a new found appreciation of the boss. i've really liked his songs from the past few days.
He was never my "boss."
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I'd say it holds up pretty well.
It's aged better than a lot of his stuff, like say "Dancing in the Dark" for instance.
Great ending.
 

Agreed.  Something about the Eighties infected a lot of great seventies artists in a bad way. That damn drum machine.
 denbear wrote:
Grew up in Englishtown, NJ. Bruce was the hired band for my brother's Senior Prom. It all resonates. Every word, every chord. His whole career touches my life.
 
Nice fleamarket....Englishtown....I grew up in South River and East Brunswick.


When the sax kick's in!!!!!!!! Oh my Goodnesss!!! goes from a 8 straight to a 10! {#Cool}
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, I remember those days.  Just about every DJ on WNEW-FM (particularly Vince Scelsa) would pop this album on at what seemed like pre-set intervals.

 
WoW.....WNEW-FM NY.....Allison Steele...."the nightbird"....or was that before your time.Anyway,that was a good station.

 On_The_Beach wrote:
I'd say it holds up pretty well.
It's aged better than a lot of his stuff, like say "Dancing in the Dark" for instance.
Great ending.
 
Great sax solo, too.

I'd say it holds up pretty well.
It's aged better than a lot of his stuff, like say "Dancing in the Dark" for instance.
Great ending.
 greyfin10 wrote:

Close... you're smelling a tired meme that was only semi-fresh the first time it was used (silly hostility aside).  Now that its been used non-stop for months, in MANY threads, its just pathetic.

 jadedragon wrote:

I sense some deep-seated hostility.....
 
 
How is it a meme if he's the only one using it? Have you been sending that to all your friends?
 suddenchad wrote:
Really hated this album growing up because of all the FM djs in New York who just were intent on forcing Bruce worship down our throats. Not exaggerating when I say they played him at least once every two hours. Now, years later, I hear this and of course it makes me all nostalgic for my youth. Ah, time the great healer.
 
Yes, I remember those days.  Just about every DJ on WNEW-FM (particularly Vince Scelsa) would pop this album on at what seemed like pre-set intervals.

 siandbeth wrote:

You got that right! Here is some of the sludge they were playing in 1975:
Paul Anka & Odia Coates - I Believe
The Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
The Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
John Denver- Thank God I'm A Country Boy
 
HEY! I rate this track at 10 but don't be hatin on Glen Campbell. That's a terrific song...

Close... you're smelling a tired meme that was only semi-fresh the first time it was used (silly hostility aside).  Now that its been used non-stop for months, in MANY threads, its just pathetic.

 jadedragon wrote:

I sense some deep-seated hostility.....
 

 mnuisance wrote:
Amen and Allelujah! Bruce Bashers be gone!
 
My love of this album and also Greetings From Asbury Park solidified my "cool chick" standing with the guys in my youth. Thank you Boss and the Big Man! {#Sunny}


vomit vomit turn it off
 suddenchad wrote:
Really hated this album growing up because of all the FM djs in New York who just were intent on forcing Bruce worship down our throats. Not exaggerating when I say they played him at least once every two hours. Now, years later, I hear this and of course it makes me all nostalgic for my youth. Ah, time the great healer.
 
We were subjected to the same thing upstate, still have a love/hate attitude towards this album.
IMHO Nebraska was his best offering.

suddenchad wrote:
Really hated this album growing up because of all the FM djs in New York who just were intent on forcing Bruce worship down our throats. Not exaggerating when I say they played him at least once every two hours. Now, years later, I hear this and of course it makes me all nostalgic for my youth. Ah, time the great healer.
...yes, WPLJ, WNEW, etc...
EDIT - The begining of this sounds like one of the South Park guys impersonating Springsteen. For a moment I was wondering what Bill was doing with the playlist! Have to say I was never a big Springsteen fan, but I definitely appreciate and respect him. Also, after spending some time in NJ (near the "swamps of", no less), I had a better understanding of his music. Oddly, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, too. One thing I find amusing about the 3 acts mentioned above is that even if it's not someone's preferred style of music, if they're from the NY/NJ area, they're all HUGE fans and the artists can do no wrong.
KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
What a breath of fresh air this album was when it came out.
You got that right! Here is some of the sludge they were playing in 1975: Paul Anka & Odia Coates - I Believe The Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night The Bee Gees - Jive Talkin' Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy John Denver- Thank God I'm A Country Boy
One of my faverite songs on this album. Then again, I could say that about any song on this album.
pure chumpness..............
As a kid I didn't really care much for Bruce's music but thought he as a person was just amazing. Nowadays it is the other way around.
Really hated this album growing up because of all the FM djs in New York who just were intent on forcing Bruce worship down our throats. Not exaggerating when I say they played him at least once every two hours. Now, years later, I hear this and of course it makes me all nostalgic for my youth. Ah, time the great healer.
We called him "Bruce the Juice" cause he was so electric.
Grew up in Englishtown, NJ. Bruce was the hired band for my brother's Senior Prom. It all resonates. Every word, every chord. His whole career touches my life.
was stationed in adak alaska in the early seventies when i got turned on to bruce and e street, still sound out of space.
Get over it and play the whole damn album!  Brilliant.

copymonkey wrote:
The best song on the best album by one of America's best ever...therefore..10.
Amen and Allelujah! Bruce Bashers be gone!
copymonkey wrote:
The best song on the best album by one of America's best ever...therefore..10.
i agree. never get tired of this record.
Play it, Big Man! One of the best albums (and songs) ever, IMO.
The best song on the best album by one of America's best ever...therefore..10.
This album is when it all came together, in my opinion. The band was tight after months of touring, the song-writing elegant in its sweat-stained jeans, and the production full and weighted. When my sister and I saw him one week before the Time/Newsweek covers, he spoke to the audience like a group of old friends and asked us to join him. It worked.
What a breath of fresh air this album was when it came out.
A perfect One-Oh
Sorry, I've never thought much of Bruce's music.
Interesting - as of today, this song has a 9.1 rating yet it's never been played. I'd call that a request, Bill.