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Old 10-07-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Springsteens greatist lyric

c'mon ..my choice at the minute,the 2nd verse from "living proof"

"I put my heart and soul I put 'em high upon a shelf
Right next to the faith the faith that I'd lost in myself
I went down into the desert city
Just tryin' so hard to shed my skin
I crawled deep into some kind of darkness
Lookin' to burn out every trace of who I'd been
You do some sad sad things baby
When it's your you 're tryin' to lose
You do some sad and hurtful things
I've seen living proof"
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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It'll take me a while to do this... I have to agree with you about the quality of the lyrics in "Living Proof"... but I really dislike the music on that whole album. I've heard some local folk artists cover "If I Should Fall Behind" acoustically, and it's amazing...

But yeah, this is a difficult thread. Wish I had my "Songs" book handy, but I'm on duty here at the Writing Center and it's in my room.
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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I'd have to say The whole song Atlantic City is some of Bruces best
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which reminds me .... I only have the "Essential" Cd set of his. Which albums do you guys recommend?
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The River is a great album lyrically. He tells a lot of stories in his songs. He, next to about ten others, is about as good as it gets.
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which reminds me .... I only have the "Essential" Cd set of his. Which albums do you guys recommend?

all of them.

ok, start with darkness on the edge of town.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:44 PM   #7
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Honestly.....
"It's like someone took a knife baby, edgy and dull, and cut a six-valley through the middle of my skull" from I'M ON FIRE.

It's pretty graphic but describes the feeling so well.

BTW, his voice in that song sounds like a train whistle....kinda like Bono's on parts of The Joshua Tree. (Awesome!)
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BADLANDS:
Workin' in the fields till you get your back burned
Workin' neath the wheel till you get your facts learned
Baby I got my facts, learned real good right now
You better get it straight darling
Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king
And a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything
I wanna go out tonight, I wanna find out what I got


MURDER INC.
So you keep a little secret down deep inside your dresser drawer
From dealing with the heat you're feelin' down on the killin' floor
No matter where you step you feel you're never out of danger
So the comfort that you keep's a gold-plated snub-nose thirty-two
I heard that you, you got a jodb downtown
Man it leaves your head cold
And everywhere you look life ain't got no soul
That apartment you live in feels like it's just a place to hide
When your walkin' down the streets you won't meet no one eye to eye
Now the cops reported you as just another homicide
I can tell that you was just frustrated
From livin' with Murder Incorporated


BETTER DAYS:
Well I took a piss at fortune's sweet kiss
It's like eatin' caviar and dirt
It's a sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor man's shirt
Now my ass was draggin' when from a passin' gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight I'm layin' in your arms carvin' lucky charms
Out of these heard luck bones


LONESOME DAY:
Better ask questions before you shoot
Deceit and betrayal's bitter fruit
It's hard to swallow, come time to pay
That taste on your tongue don't easily slip away


THUNDER ROAD:
Well now I'm no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer, girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven's waiting on down the tracks


The boss rules.
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I'd have to say The whole song Atlantic City is some of Bruces best


"Everything dies, baby that's a fact,
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back..."
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Might as well post all of thunder road, TBF
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All of 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town'....in particular

Racing In The Street

Tonight, tonight the highway's bright
Out of our way, mister, you best keep
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For racin' in the street.
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I did a sociological paper on the song DOTEOT once. The teacher gave us an assignent to analyze a song of our choice sociologically. I was torn between the Boss and U2. I picked Darkness, my friend picked Metallica's ...And Justice for All. Everyone else in the class picked Black Eyed Peas "Where is the Love" She told us that the most sociologically relevant artist chosen was Bruce. I was much happy. She also said Josh's choice was good, though.
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I did a sociological paper on the song DOTEOT once. The teacher gave us an assignent to analyze a song of our choice sociologically. I was torn between the Boss and U2. I picked Darkness, my friend picked Metallica's ...And Justice for All.
AWESOME! :horns:
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Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like Bruce Springsteen?
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My two cents....

Land of Hope and Dreams


"Grab your ticket and your suitcase
Thunder's rolling down the tracks
You don't know where you're goin'
But you know you won't be back"
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which reminds me .... I only have the "Essential" Cd set of his. Which albums do you guys recommend?
Start from the beginning

Greetings from Asbury Park.......
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:06 PM   #17
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Well Jesus kissed his mother's hands
Whispered "Mother, still your tears,
For remember the soul of the universe
Willed a world and it appeared"


This whole song is powerful ("Jesus Was an Only Son")
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Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like Bruce Springsteen?
Yes.

I think most of his lyrics are great, but I like this bit from Human Touch:

"Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
Well it comes at a hard hard price
You can't shut off the risk and the pain
Without losin' the love that remains
We're all riders on this train"
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The Rangers had a homecoming
In Harlem late last night
And the Magic Rat drove his sleek machine
Over the Jersey state line
Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain
The Rat pulls into town rolls up his pants
Together they take a stab at romance
And disappear down Flamingo Lane

Well the Maximum Lawmen run down Flamingo
Chasing the Rat and the barefoot girl
And the kids round here look just like shadows
Always quiet, holding hands
From the churches to the jails
Tonight all is silence in the world
As we take our stand
Down in Jungleland
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I don't know all of Bruce's lyrics very well, but this a song that I've always loved. Not only are the words beautiful but musically it's pretty powerful as well. Tunnel of Love may be his most personal record so it's not surprising.


VALENTINES DAY

I'm driving a big lazy car rushin' up the highway in the dark
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's temblin' over my heart
it's pounding baby like it's gonna bust right on through
and it ain't gonna stop till I'm alone again with you

A friend of mine became a father last night
when we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
of the skies and the rivers the timberwolf in the pines
and that great jukebox out on Route 39
they say he travels fastest who travels alone
but tonight I miss my girl mister tonight I miss my home

Is it the sound of the leaves
left blown by the wayside
that's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
is it the cry of the river
witht he moonlight shining through
that ain't what scares me baby
what scares me is losing you

They say if you die in your dreams you really die in your bed
but honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
and God's light came shinin' on through
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
it wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
it wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
it wasn't the wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
no no baby it was you
so hold me close honey say you'll be forever mine
and tell me you'll be my lonely valentine.
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