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Old 07-19-2021, 12:40 PM   #741
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How the hell does a dress wave?

It's always been sways.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the fabric of a dress would wave the same way the fabric of a flag would wave, but I'm not a fancy fabric moving expert so I could be wrong
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Sure, when a person is holding the flag, often times they are waving it.

I'm not usually holding someone's dress and waving it.
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:47 PM   #743
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:54 PM   #744
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Full circle back to lyrics!

It still sways.
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"mary's dress waves" just scans way better than "mary's dress sways".

the dress is waving because of the air gust from the screen door slamming. a dress sways when the person wearing it is walking.

i had always assumed springsteen would have of course picked the better line and that it must be "waves".
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:25 PM   #746
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I also have a hard time thinking that I've been signing one of my favorite songs of all time wrong for most of my adult life
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"mary's dress waves" just scans way better than "mary's dress sways".

the dress is waving because of the air gust from the screen door slamming. a dress sways when the person wearing it is walking.

i had always assumed springsteen would have of course picked the better line and that it must be "waves".
Of course the screen door slammed cause Mary just walked out of the house and as she walked, her dress swayed. (Or maybe its swaying cause she's dancing)

Plus sways rhymes with plays, which to me made it clear it was sways.
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Of course the screen door slammed cause Mary just walked out of the house and as she walked, her dress swayed. (Or maybe its swaying cause she's dancing)
oh, right. for fuck's sakes.
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Also, not sure how many have heard the original acoustic version of Thunder Road, which is still unreleased, but it's even more clearly sways.

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Well sure - Grace's dress sways. Mary, tho..
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I grew up on the CD version of Born to Run and the liner notes in the CD (I'm assuming they're the same in the original vinyl, etc) have it as "waves".

So that's what I've always heard and thought. Sways does make sense, though, because of the more direct rhyme. Either way it might still be favorite song of all-time by any artist.

Also, phanan, I'm pretty sure the original CD liner notes for BITUSA say "skull" in I'm On Fire.

God it was magical discovering those albums for the first time. BTR, Darkness, and BITUSA were the three Bruce CDs I first owned and loved and they will always be my three favorite Bruce albums.
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I got rid of my original Born To Run CD a long time ago when the box set came out, so I don't recall, but I still have BITUSA, and I've had that since the late 80's, and it definitely says soul, but I swear he sings skull instead.

BITUSA is, not surprisingly, what got me into him, as I was 13 when it came out. It may not have the substance of the 70's albums, but it is fantastic pop rock for its time.

I'm really looking forward to that box set whenever it comes out. I'd love for it to be a combination Nebraska/BITUSA set that properly navigates the journey of those recording sessions. He was just so prolific at the time.
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Ah shit, memory is a funny thing. I believe you that it says "soul". Now I need to go find those CDs. I'm pretty sure I still have them sitting around somewhere.

I'm glad there's Bruce talk here as I've been listening to a lot of him the last month or so. I put Tunnel of Love on yesterday and "Tougher Than the Rest" hit me harder than it ever has before. Great track. That has never been a big album for me but it's finally growing in my mind.
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I have no idea why they didn't release Tougher Than The Rest as a single in the U.S. It easily would have been another hit.
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Also, phanan, I'm pretty sure the original CD liner notes for BITUSA say "skull" in I'm On Fire.
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Ah shit, memory is a funny thing. I believe you that it says "soul".
I'm surprised you're not insisting he says "sox".
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The two Sox *are* in first place in their respective divisions right now, thank you for pointing that out.
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I didn’t know until now that it was ever up for debate that her dress did anything other than sway. I also wasn’t aware I still had this app on my phone.
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I didn’t know until now that it was ever up for debate that her dress did anything other than sway. I also wasn’t aware I still had this app on my phone.
Ha. Greetings. How are things in Colorado?
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