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Springsteen lyric w/which you most associate.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Medial Collateral, May 6, 2008.

  1. Is there a Springsteen lyric that seems to speak to you directly? Or at least one with with you can relate?

    There are many, but I like the ending of Brilliant Disguise, the way it addresses the ambiguity with which any intelligent person approaches life:

    God have mercy on a man
    Who doubts what he's sure of

    Anybody else?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    or is it something worse ...

    Either that or

    I had my head out the window
    and Janey's fingers were in the cake
  3. Yeah, but what's a *greasy lake*?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You are not from Jersey, are you?
  5. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    I can definitely associate with "Born in the USA".
  6. Good point. One time I was covering a Giants-Cowboys game at the Meadowlands when my laptop hard drive crashed ... couldn't help but thinking about tossing it from the upper deck and screaming...

    My machine she's a dud
    All stuck in the mud
    Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey...
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "it's a town full of losers
    and i'm pullin' out of here to win." 8)
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    My father worked in journalism for 50 years -- 47 at the same newspaper.

    For a couple years, I worked there too.

    One night we were sitting around drinking beers, and I had The River on in the background.

    He said, "that's goddamn right."

    (And "Shawshank" hadn't even been released yet.)
  9. After getting burnt out at my last job and working the night desk shift a little too long, I ID'd with two parts of Dancing In The Dark, even though it's probably one of my least-favorite Bruce songs:

    I wake up in the evening
    And I ain't got nothing to say
    I come home in the morning
    Go to bed, feeling the same way


    Man, I ain't getting nowhere
    Just livin' in a dump... like.. this

    Described my last stop so perfectly.

    The one that I identify with more now is, gratefully, more associated with my relatively new wife.

    From Brilliant Disguise:
    Well, I try so hard baby
    But I just can't see
    What a woman like you
    Is doin' with me
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I thought you were all journalists.

    Now main streets whitewashed windows and vacant stores
    Seems like there aint nobody wants to come down here no more
    Theyre closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
    Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they aint coming back to
    Your hometown, your hometown, your hometown, your hometown
  11. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    "There's things that'll knock you down you don't even see coming."
  12. lono

    lono Active Member

    "No retreat, baby, no surrender."
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