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Bruce Springsteen — Born To Run
Album: Born To Run
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:26
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In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages on Highway 9
Chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected and steppin' out over the line

Oh, baby, this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap
It's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
'Cause tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run
Yes, girl, we were

Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend
I wanna guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We'll run 'til we drop, and baby, we'll never go back

Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire?
'Cause, baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I wanna know if love is wild
Babe, I wanna know if love is real
Oh, can you show me?

Beyond the palace
Hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
Girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in the mist
I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the street tonight
In an everlasting kiss

One, two, three, four
The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide
Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness
I'll love you with all of the madness in my soul

Oh, someday, girl, I don't know when
We're gonna get to that place where we really wanna go
And we'll walk in the sun
But 'til then, tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run
Aw, honey, tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run
Come on, Wendy, tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run

Run
Mmm
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Mmm
Whoa
Oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
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I was thirteen, in 1975, my brother,  he is dead now, he put the needle on the vinyl... padabam, padabam, all  America came in the room, this voice, this strenght, this youth, not the imperialist America, but America that the world likes, free, generous and talentuous. This revelation! I never forget this man and his music.
 treatment_bound wrote:
This ought to wake Lazarus up from his post-dinner nap, right?
 
......... yea, sure will
 NeuroJoe wrote:

Mrfixit's interpretation of this Springsteen song sounds like Reagan's interpretation of "Born in the USA", which, as Bruce said himself, couldn't have been more wrong. 

 
Wow. Wow. 

I came here expecting some "Bruuuuce" posts and some whining about how this song got played too much in the past to endure now.

And yet I'm reading a snarlfest. But that's OK.

I don't agree with Misterfixit's interpretation of this song, and the lyrics don't jibe with it either. Leafmold was more on target I think: "Oh please. This song is just about the angst and longing of youth. Nothing political about it." Springsteen became a blue-collar symbol of American patriotism with the album "Born in the USA" and Reagan wasn't the only politician who tried to hijack that work for their political ends. But even back then, Bruce's vision of America had turned a lot darker from the Jersey-oriented stuff of "Welcome to Asbury Park." Characters in his songs were just angsty kids, they were adults becoming desperate and missing out on the American Dream. 

But I definitely respect Misterfixit for who he is and what he's done. The guy's served and fought for his country in Vietnam IIRC. I remember the 70s as being a long period of decline and frustration, where the US couldn't get things done anymore and felt like a failing society. I should let Misterfixit speak for himself but my guess is that guys like him got tired of the focus on dysfunction and the lack of leaders trying to lead the country forward back then. Personally I felt at the time and still feel that Reagan was a dangerously out-of-touch man whose optimism wasn't fully grounded in reality, but he made it OK to believe in the US again, to be patriotic and to hope for "Morning in America Again" (Reagan's campaign slogan). 

Misterfixit, you're a cool guy and I've greatly enjoyed exchanging PMs with you. I disagree with your statement ""America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!". Springsteen is patriotic and at times quite bland, but I don't think he's ever gone that far. Take a look at formermember's post of 6/10/12 on this thread when he quotes Springsteen via the Guardian. Springsteen has often been quite willing to rail against the excesses and failings of America, especially the government. During his lead-in to a live version of "War" on "Live '75-'85" he bluntly states "In 1985, blind faith in your leaders will get you killed."  

I think the US is still worth believing in. But these days, average Americans have to become more involved in the way it's run because this country's politics and economics are working less and less for them. The US is at its best when its government and businesses are of the people, by the people and for the people.  
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:

Familiar with the term " ugly American Mrfixit" 

 
Mrfixit's interpretation of this Springsteen song sounds like Reagan's interpretation of "Born in the USA", which, as Bruce said himself, couldn't have been more wrong. 
Look at that chart distribution! 

A good example of a case where the "average" is a meaningless number!
This ought to wake Lazarus up from his post-dinner nap, right?
 Misterfixit wrote:
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.



 
Familiar with the term " ugly American Mrfixit" 
I honestly can't even understand why this guy ever ended up well known - I know that is mean but
As a Canadian I don't see it that way.  I don't think Bruce sees it that way either.
 

Misterfixit wrote:
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.



 


Rock n roll is an act.  It's performance. It's art. It's politics.  

Can't think of a rock n roller that wasn't acting out their thoughts/dreams.
 

PA1749 wrote:
Springsteen always sounds like he trying to force his emotions. It comes off as a rock n' roll act to me. I never bought it or liked it.

 


 Misterfixit wrote:
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.



 
Oh please. This song is just about the angst and longing of youth. Nothing political about it.
Probably true.
 

Orodrigues wrote:
The most beautiful rock song ever made!

 


Springsteen always sounds like he trying to force his emotions. It comes off as a rock n' roll act to me. I never bought it or liked it.
The most beautiful rock song ever made!
A 10 but possibly not his best work.  {#Angel}
{#Beat}  i WAS HOPING I'D NEVER HAVE TO HEAR THIS SONG AGAIN.
 Misterfixit wrote:
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.
 
From all I've read the ancient Romans felt the same about their culture, as did the Byzanntines, as did the British, as did the Soviets, as did the Nazis, on and on. Empires, they come and they go and somehow civilization in general gets by without them and builds new ones upon the old.

Hubris goeth before the fall, I think that's worth bearing in mind.

And now, how about let's get back to the music eh? 
Huey wrote:
Very tiring...hate it.  I much prefer the arcade fire before this. 4.
 
Ha! Touché! Well played my friend.
Very tiring...hate it.  I much prefer the arcade fire before this. 4.
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.


Perfect ear floss to dislodge that sticky Arcade Fire residue still clinging from a few minutes ago.
Thank you oh merciful R&R god.
Thank you. 
The Boss rocked the 12-12-12 show, as did The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, etc.  Old rockers still rockin' it! {#Bananasplit}
Saw him a couple of weeks ago. Had not seen him since the mid 1980s. It was 3.5 hours of great music and entertainment. His voice was strong, guitar playing still top notch (though he didn't play as much as I'd like) and the band was tight and included 17 musicians. Sometimes in all the Bruce hype you can loose sight of the artist that he is. Live he brings that home. His repertoire is so deep he played this long and didn't play Born in the USA and they were tons of songs I still had hoped he would have played.

love this classic song...

Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio

Springsteen has been a supporter of Obama’s, endorsing him in April 2008 and playing at several rallies in Obama’s first campaign. The president uses Springsteen’s song, “We Take Care of Our Own,” in his 2012 campaign song playlist at rallies...


Dancing. Like nobody's watching. Which is to say, spaz.
Still rock' n hard today...........saw him last week in Chicago....... 10

..dunno why, but i've never been overly impressed by Bruce..this 
  tune is Large & he has undeniable hits..maybe it's the too-tight
  jeans or something..
..still this one has something.. 



Bruce Springsteen: last of the protest singers
by Ed Vulliamy
The Guardian
June 9, 2012

Bruce Springsteen 


Last week in Berlin, he did it again – only this time his message, like his new album, Wrecking Ball, concerned a matter of more universal and mainstream concern: the looting of our economies and lives by banks brazenly gorging on our money. He railed against "greedy thieves" and "robber barons", saying from the stage that "in America a lot of people lost their jobs and I know that in Europe and Berlin also times are tough". He sang: "The banker man grows fatter, the working man grows thin …/ … Now sometimes tomorrow comes soaked in treasure and blood / Here we stood the drought, now we'll stand the flood … / ...If I had me a gun, I'd find the bastards and shoot 'em on sight / I'm a Jack of all trades, we'll be all right". Cop an earful of that!...


Over rated.   Wayyyyy overated.
 big_gare wrote:
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce! :-)  This song, in my humble Canadian opinion, would make a great 2nd American National Anthem!
 
Would be an odd choice for a national anthem considering how critical Brucey is of America in many of his songs
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce! :-)  This song, in my humble Canadian opinion, would make a great 2nd American National Anthem!
'Oh can you show me?'
1976ish - He played at my college - in the gym. I had barely heard of him. Many many many concerts later, this is still one of the top ones I've seen. And I'm not a huge fan, it was just simply an amazing, powerful, concert.
bump - god, I wish I had a copy of this album cover. Genius.
 sandpebble wrote:
 


 p2h2d2 wrote:
Fall 1977 freshman in southern college, a fellow named Hooter Jones from Short Hills, NJ played this album and exploded my diet of southern rock. Thanks Hooter
 

Who got "Blowed Up"?  These guys:



or these guys:



or maybe these guys:


Any life this song may have once had has long since been beaten out of it by constant overplay, even here on RP. How about "Meeting Across the River" for a change, or any of the lesser-played songs from The River or Tunnel of Love? Let's give this tired war horse a rest.
 fredriley wrote:
There's a fine line between 'classic' and 'cliché', and sadly, for me, this number falls the wrong side of the line.
 
This is too true. The song has been played to death (and beyond) and I must admit to not particularly liking it.

However I think you probably still have to admire it: if there were one song which perfectly epitomises rock, this may be it. The storyline, the structure, the surge in the middle, the repeated chorus- they're all there, in a way that some songs will always imitate but never manage to get quite right.

So can we have a classic and a 
cliché at the same time? This will get my vote for that.

As to whether it should be played here, well, up to you. Muting is an option, but an occasional outing is not the end of the world...
 fredriley wrote:
There's a fine line between 'classic' and 'cliché', and sadly, for me, this number falls the wrong side of the line.
 
I agree.  There is no room for this song here.  

Life is too short.   (another cliche I hate) 
Each time I hear this song on the radio, or in a cafe, it makes my day a good day. Big effect. Each time a good surprise.

 Gatlinburger wrote:

Every time I hear this, I can't wait for Clarence's Killer Sax!


 

{#Cry} See ya around Big Man. We'll miss you.

 Orodrigues wrote:
The most beautiful rock of all times!
 
Couldn't agree with you more!

"Springsteen was never the Boss. He's always been just a well payed employee." {#Roflol}
 Poacher wrote:

Thanks Fred. Was sitting here trying to work out how to say the same kind of thing without offending diehard Bruce fans and you did it perfectly. 

 
Yep.  Fred perfectly offended a diehard Bruce fan... {#Roflol} (Just kidding.) I do love this song and this album, even after several decades.

The most beautiful rock of all times!


love this classic...

 
When I was 10 years old, for Christmas, I asked for the new Album by Air Supply ( 10 year old girl...gimme a break...) and my older brother, in college and much wiser, gave me Bruce Springsteen's the River.  And he said, in 20 years, you will still be listening to Springsteen.  And like so very many things, my big brother was right.  

I remember when this came out listening to the DJ gush over this song stating that this Bruce Springsteen guy, who was mostly an unknown, was going to make it some day.  Guess he nailed that one.


This is one of those rare oft played tunes that even with relentless pounding into my cranium, I still love it! There aren't many of those I tell ya. 9


Amy Macdonald - Born to Run, Live (2010)

Amy Macdonald - Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen Cover - Live At Rock In Rio Lisboa 29-05-2010).

Well said by AMG:

In the decades following his emergence on the national scene in 1975, Bruce Springsteen proved to be that rarity among popular musicians, an artist who maintained his status as a frontline recording and performing star, consistently selling millions of albums and selling out arenas and stadiums around the world year after year, as well as retaining widespread critical approbation, with ecstatic reviews greeting those discs and shows. Although there were a few speed bumps along the way in Springsteen's career, the wonder of his nearly unbroken string of critical and commercial success is that he achieved it while periodically challenging his listeners by going off in unexpected directions, following his muse even when that meant altering the sound of his music or the composition of his backup band, or making his lyrical message overtly political. Of course, it may have been these very sidesteps that kept his image and his music fresh, especially since he always had the fallback of returning to what his fans thought he did best, barnstorming the country with a marathon rock & roll show using his longtime bandmates.


 marrdcheez wrote:
There's no arguing about this song.

It deserves to be our national anthem.
 
Yeah - "this town rips the bones from your back, it's a death trap, its's a suicide rap,  You gotta get out while we're young"

Lyrics to build a nation by {#Stupid}

Do you rate it for what it meant, or what it means now?

Currently, I'm not an adolescent looking for meaning, leaving behind failure, struggling to maintain hope despite living in a rathole of a town that had nothing going for it. 

But, 35 years ago, I was

I guess time has mellowed me a bit, use really dislike Bruce after hearing more times then I care to remember back in the day.  Now I can appreciate it but I am still not wild about him.

I am originally from Jersey also.


After 35 years this song is starting to grow on me -> 6.
My favorite song of all time, hands down.  11.

I'm not a hater, but I just can't be a fan.
There's no arguing about this song.

It deserves to be our national anthem.
 fredriley wrote:
There's a fine line between 'classic' and 'cliché', and sadly, for me, this number falls the wrong side of the line.
 
Thanks Fred. Was sitting here trying to work out how to say the same kind of thing without offending diehard Bruce fans and you did it perfectly. 

 fredriley wrote:
There's a fine line between 'classic' and 'cliché', and sadly, for me, this number falls the wrong side of the line.
 
What's "wrong" about 'classic'?

There's a fine line between 'classic' and 'cliché', and sadly, for me, this number falls the wrong side of the line.
 Cynaera wrote:
I remember hearing this song when the album first came out. It was an FM station out of Salt Lake City. I couldn't wait to buy it, and once I did, I listened to every song on it. Then I played it again. And again.  To this day, "Born to Run" is one of my all-time favorite Springsteen albums.  (Yeah, and "Thunder Road" is one of those songs that when you listen to it, you just want to keep on driving until you run out of road, and then take to the dirt and chase the sunset.)  {#Notworthy}
 
Amen to that. Darkness on the Edge of Town following at a close second.

#2 out of the 885 xpn best Road Trip Songs on the October 2010 countdown
"hut, da, um, po" {#Cowboy}
I remember hearing this song when the album first came out. It was an FM station out of Salt Lake City. I couldn't wait to buy it, and once I did, I listened to every song on it. Then I played it again. And again.  To this day, "Born to Run" is one of my all-time favorite Springsteen albums.  (Yeah, and "Thunder Road" is one of those songs that when you listen to it, you just want to keep on driving until you run out of road, and then take to the dirt and chase the sunset.)  {#Notworthy}
heard at every marathon I've ever run.


never get tired of it. 
love it. especially in summer.
Yep.  Bruce got this right.  Simple as that.
 gjr wrote:
the lp that saved us from disco!!!
I didn't need to be saved from Disco... I love it, and I love Bruce.

 ziakut wrote:
...so tired of this tired tune!!!!
 
Me 2. So many great Bruce tunes never get airplay . . . so why beat this one to death? Some songs seem immune to overplay (say, "Wish You Were Here" as an example) and continue to maintain their magic while others just sound very tired and worn out. Unfortunately this song falls into the latter category.

If he was born to run, shouldn't he be gone now? Gawd...so tired of this tired tune!!!!
Such an awesome album that picking a "best song" off of it almost amounts to splitting hairs. {#Bounce}

Though if pushed  I'm probably most partial to "Thunder Road"
you from joisey?... me too!... what ext?
 
Hate this song! Wait...that's too much passion. I'm indifferent to this tune. Just a lot of wailing! Good musicianship though...
Bruce's best song?  Methinks so.

Bruce Springsteen by ~JSaurer
Johannes ©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the "Boss" in his typical power posing
airbrush & water colours, 1996


 treatment_bound wrote:
Bruce wrote or co-wrote (with Southside and/or Van Zandt) these cuts:

The Fever
Love on the Wrong Side of Town
You Mean So Much to Me
Hearts of Stone
Talk to Me
Trapped Again

Let's hear some of 'em here on RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 



Fall 1977 freshman in southern college, a fellow named Hooter Jones from Short Hills, NJ played this album and exploded my diet of southern rock. Thanks Hooter
Godlike.
 westslope wrote:

I think Scott has a point.   However, I really like both early Bruce and Porcupine Tree and firmly believe that Porcupine Tree's music is more innovative, more adventurous and tighter.

So there.


 

I just think Scott is one of those guys, like Nate917, that has been shit on by the Porcupine Faithful so often and with aplomb, to express his distaste for PT at any given opportunity. Now I have given him my fair share of sarcastic wit (and Scott, don't take it personally-it's all fun here really- I mean, I even like EssexTex and we used to go at it tooth and nail) but to say Bruce is a God and PT are just mere fodder at the trough of musicmanship is a bit much.

Bruce is an American who capitalized on a system that fed into his music (and don't get me wrong- Bruce is very, very good - probably as a good a writer as Dylan in his painting of the East Coast Blue Collar life of the 70s) and was just at the right place at the right time. PT is a band that evolved as the record industry is waning and the internet is becoming the norm. Bruce is at the end of his cycle both musically and physically; PT are in their prime and have a very complex, artistic quality that few bands employ today. They are the Genesis of this century. And I still think that Peter Gabriel is way more talented than Bruce Springsteen.

But again, Bruce is a music genius of his own and this album along with the one before it are masterpieces and vividly show what it is like to be an American, hard working guy trying to find himself and live the American Dream.

Oh, Hi Westslope.
 buddy wrote:

You guys are too tragically hip - a "10" if there ever was one.

Now back to your obscure indie bands (which I like too)....

 

a but the Rolling Stones song right after this got a "10" from me.......
:-)

 mirland wrote:
Already gave this piece of c*** a 1. I need a 0!
 

here too

"an a rrrrrr rrrrr rrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrr merican rrrr am a rrrrrrr rrrrrr mmmmm mmmm mmm me"
"who oh oh oh ooooooohhhhhhhh....."


I think Scott has a point.   However, I really like both early Bruce and Porcupine Tree and firmly believe that Porcupine Tree's music is more innovative, more adventurous and tighter.

So there.


What Scott said !,,,{#Clap}
Bruce and The E-Street band is one of the best live gigs I have seen,and I have seen a few !{#Snooty}
Look, I understand the urge to say "Springsteen is bad music" but to do that is to say "I don't like music." If you leave no opening for the possibility that this might actually have some merit, you are not a music lover. Lesser bands, say Porcupine Tree , are fair game for the "they are bad" broad brush, but the fact of the matter is, Bruce Springsteen is good like apples. You might not like apples but to say apples aren't good food just exposes your tenuous grasp on the meaning of the word "good." Bruce is good rock music. You might not like it. You might not like apples. Doesn't change the fact that in this world there are a few absolutes. I don't actually own any Springsteen anymore (I have Nebraska on vinyl tho), so this isn't coming from some rabid fan, only someone who respects what Bruce has accomplished and has a pretty damn vivid image of what Wendy must look like as she weighs his offer.
 FerrariF1Fan wrote:
I know this song ROCKS! BUT I KNOW A GIRL THAT ROCKS MORE! HER NAME IS GOLDENHEART!!!!!!!

BIGSKYGAZER!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 


FerrariF1Fan rocks and rolls to perfection! ;-)
  Springsteen's  first and only good song.  
  Liked this song when it was 'new' and still do. 
  The rest of his work since then...   I can do without it. 

I know this song ROCKS! BUT I KNOW A GIRL THAT ROCKS MORE! HER NAME IS GOLDENHEART!!!!!!!

BIGSKYGAZER!!!!!!!!!!!! 

First listened to this in the summer of 1976, while bouncing around from job to job in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  My steelworkers local had gone on strike and shutdown the coal mine where I worked in SE British Columbia.

Two years later, I listened to the song on a trucker's radio in southern Patagonia of Argentina. A few days earlier I had hiked around the stunningly beautiful Paine Towers (Torre del Paine) in southern Chile.



gritty, hard pre-hollywood bruce.  phenomenal album.  the lp that saved us from disco!!!


classic...  love it...


 rdo wrote:

Never heard this one before.


 
{#Eek}

Don't kid us, kid you must be underage if you haven't heard this before.

It deserved a 10 then, it deserves a 10 now.  It's not it's fault it is overplayed.

 
peter_james_bond wrote:

It's been 33 years for Tom Waits - Step Right Up
It's been 38 years for Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
It's been 43 years for Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
It's been 48 years for The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
It's been 50 years for Miles Davis - Blue In Green

You gave all the above songs a 10. It's time for you to grow up and move on. {#Roflol} Seriously, just drop this nonsense about overplay and tell it like it is; you don't like this song.

 


Just gag me w/a spoon, and pull off my ears! Can't stand Springsteen. Talk about an over rated "fill in the blank".

 Papernapkin wrote:
It's been 34 years (of overplay). Let it go. Grow up. Move on.
 
It's been 33 years for Tom Waits - Step Right Up
It's been 38 years for Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
It's been 43 years for Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
It's been 48 years for The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
It's been 50 years for Miles Davis - Blue In Green

You gave all the above songs a 10. It's time for you to grow up and move on. {#Roflol} Seriously, just drop this nonsense about overplay and tell it like it is; you don't like this song.

I don't consider it overplayed at all, since I never hear it except here on RP.  It sucks for other reasons.  It is quintessential Springsteen: overblown, pompous and bombastic.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Dave, it came out in 1975, it's been 34 years man, let it go! It's definitely not overplayed on RP.
 
It's been 34 years (of overplay). Let it go. Grow up. Move on.

Never heard this one before.


 mirland wrote:
Already gave this piece of c*** a 1. I need a 0!
 

Hate something worth hating... I mean hate something like Tori Amos... now there is somthing worth hating.


I heart the boss!
 Gatlinburger wrote:

Every time I hear this, I can't wait for Clarence's Killer Sax!

 
{#High-five} Yes, the Big Man nails it!

Already gave this piece of c*** a 1. I need a 0!

Every time I hear this, I can't wait for Clarence's Killer Sax!


 crockydile wrote:

You make a great point. That's the problem. I listen to classic rock radio in the car, between Pacifica, NPR and Rush Limbaugh. I hearby swear, I will not listen to classic rock radio. Maybe I should do the same for Rush...{#Ask}

This album is amazing. Bought it on a lark when I was 19...opened a new world of music to me.

 
Yeah...I'd quit Rush (the windbag) and Rush (the band) asap.  I have steered clear of them both with good results. 

 DaveInVA wrote:
This was played so much when it first came out that even now I still can't stand to hear it again. Its not a bad song just was to overplayed as others have mentioned.
 
Dave, it came out in 1975, it's been 34 years man, let it go! It's definitely not overplayed on RP.

This was played so much when it first came out that even now I still can't stand to hear it again. Its not a bad song just was to overplayed as others have mentioned.
 mfassett wrote:

If you don't listen to commercial "classic rock" radio, then there's no problem... it's not overplayed here.  It still sounds great to me when I hear it, because I rarely hear it!
 
You make a great point. That's the problem. I listen to classic rock radio in the car, between Pacifica, NPR and Rush Limbaugh. I hearby swear, I will not listen to classic rock radio. Maybe I should do the same for Rush...{#Ask}

This album is amazing. Bought it on a lark when I was 19...opened a new world of music to me.

 sharkey wrote:
Take the f     g cotton out!!!
 
Whoa, someone forgot to take their meds {#Chillpill} 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Agree totally. Normally I don't buy the "overplayed" argument, but in this case it's definitely true. This song now has all the impact of faded grey wallpaper.
 
If you don't listen to commercial "classic rock" radio, then there's no problem... it's not overplayed here.  It still sounds great to me when I hear it, because I rarely hear it!
 lattalo wrote:

I saw the Boss in concert, it lasted 3 hours.  He is just amazing, 59 years old and
can rock for 3 hours.  I was exhausted and all I did was watch.  20 years ago I heard
the album Asbury Park and was hooked.  I guess that some people just don't get
him, but I think that his poetry is going to be remembered long after he is gone. 
 
The man is a combination rock and roll Hulk/Mozart!
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
Take the f     g cotton out!!!

 FrankMc wrote:
I'm tempted to say he never did anything as good as that again, but how could you? Godlike.
 
So true, deserves a "20" but the highest is a "10".
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#High-five} Yes! a true Classic!
 
Brush your theeth. Still feels good??

handyrae wrote:

This brings out the native Jersey Girl in me!

 

Who the F cares


 


 bachbeet wrote:
Terrific song from a terrific album.  Stands the test of time.
 
{#High-five} Yes! a true Classic!
V Jamunca wrote:
I'm starting to think I'm the only person in America who cringes whenever Springsteen comes on the radio (or RP for that matter). It's just a countdown to when the next song comes on.
 
Nope I'm there too. He's just dung. AFYAI

 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
And every muscle in the old body! If this song doesn't get your pulse racing, you better check with your doctor. {#Guitarist} {#Drummer} {#Bananapiano} {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
HIM !! Shouting again. When will it stop? He needs a voice coach. Guess it's too late!!


This song is soooo good for the ears...


I'm starting to think I'm the only person in America who cringes whenever Springsteen comes on the radio (or RP for that matter). It's just a countdown to when the next song comes on.