It’s kinda a hard song to screw up I think.
Finally watched the Western Stars movie; I thought it was great. The performances were similar to the album, but I really enjoyed the snippets between the songs. Added a lot of weight to an album that already has a lot of emotion to it.
That time that…
“Springsteen’s “Born to Run” received consideration for New Jersey state song in 1980 after DJ Carol Miller started a petition drive on New York City’s WPLJ-FM, according to a UPI report. The assembly passed a resolution but it died in the Senate.”
Likely due to this part of the song, celebrating the joy that is New Jersey:
‘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’
Yeah, he should get a day, what the hell.
I watched the Clarence Clemons documentary on Netflix the other day and thought it was pretty good. Better than a lot of those kinds of things. I was disappointed they never mentioned his band Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers - a band that I saw in concert back in the early 80’s at Mayor Jane Byrne’s ChicagoFest on the Navy Pier.
How about Thunder Road then?
Except for this line…
“It’s a town full of losers. I’m pulling out of here to win”