Thoughts about getting older as told by the Boss

“Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack I went out for a ride and I never went back Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing I took a wrong turn and I just kept going…” Hungry Heart

“Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend I want to guard your dreams and visions Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet rims and strap your hands across my enginesTogether we could break this trap We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back Will you walk with me out on the wire`Cause baby I’m just a scared and lonely riderBut I gotta find out how it feelsI want to know if love is wild girl I want to know if love is real…” Born To Run

“On his right hand Billy tattooed the word love and on his left hand was the word fearAnd in which hand he held his fate was never clear…”Cautious Man

” I get up in the evening and I ain’t got nothing to say I come home in the morning I go to bed feeling the same way I ain’t nothing but tired Man I’m just tired and bored with myself Hey there baby, I could use just a little help..”Dancing in the Dark

“Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight and I’m going to drink till I get my fill And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it but I probably will Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of, well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of glory days…” Glory Days

“Tell me now baby is he good to you Can he do to you the things that I doI can take you higherI’m on fire…” I’m on Fire

“Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold We swore blood brothers against the wind I’m ready to grow young again…” No Surrender

Now those memories come back to haunt me they haunt me like a curseIs a dream a lie if it don’t come true Or is it something worse…” The River

“I can feel the soft silk of your blouse And them soft thrills in our little fun house Then the lights go out and it’s just the three of us You me and all that stuff we’re so scared of Gotta ride down baby into this tunnel of love…”Tunnel of Love

Bruce is keyed in to something primal. I know that I am not the only one who feels it, but sometimes it does feel like he takes pages from my book of life and expresses it more eloquently than I can.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous August 25, 2004 at 12:37 pm

    No, you’re not the only one. I feel it, too. Springsteen is amazing, esp. the way he reaches into my soul and sings my thoughts.

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