Born To Run: Song Of The Day 6/6 Read Count : 19
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Today's song of the day is Born To Run from the album of the same name by Bruce Springsteen. This song really put the boss on the map and remains his most recognizable and biggest hit. Let me know what you think.
Bruce Springsteen's "Greatest Hits" album had this explanation written by him in its liner notes: "My shot at the title. A 24 yr. old kid aimin' at 'The greatest rock 'n roll record ever'."Highway 9, mentioned in this song, refers to Route 9 in New Jersey which went through Freehold, Bruce Springsteen's hometown."The Palace" from the lyrics is an amusement park listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.When this song was performed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on the 9th of December 1980, it was the next day after John Lennon's death. Bruce Springsteen opened the show with a dedication, "If it wasn't for John Lennon, a lot of us would be some place much different tonight. It's a hard world that asks you to live with a lot of things that are unlivable. And it's hard to come out here and play tonight, but there's nothing else to do." Springsteen sang Twist And Shout at the end of the concert in tribute to Lennon.The Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time has this song at number 21 position."Born To Run" is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.A notepad page with Bruce Springsteen's early lyrics for this song was sold for $197,000 at an auction in New York on the 5th of December 2013.Born To RunIn the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dreamAt night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machinesSprung from cages out on Highway 9Chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected, and steppin' out over the lineOh, baby, this town rips the bones from your backIt's a death trap, it's a suicide rapWe gotta get out while we're young'Cause tramps like usBaby, we were born to runYes, girl, we wereWendy, let me in, I wanna be your friendI wanna guard your dreams and visionsJust wrap your legs 'round these velvet rimsAnd strap your hands 'cross my enginesTogether we could break this trapWe'll run 'til we drop, baby, we'll never go backOh, will you walk with me out on the wire?'Cause, baby, I'm just a scared and lonely riderBut I gotta know how it feelsI wanna know if love is wildBabe, I want to know if love is realOh, can you show me?Beyond the Palace, hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevardGirls comb their hair in rear-view mirrors, and the boys try to look so hardThe amusement park rises bold and stark, kids are huddled on the beach in a mistI wanna die with you, Wendy, on the streets tonight in an everlasting kiss1-2-3-4!The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power driveEverybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hideTogether, Wendy, we can live with the sadnessI'll love you with all the madness in my soulOh, someday, girl, I don't know whenWe're gonna get to that place where we really wanna goAnd we'll walk in the sunBut 'til then tramps like usBaby, we were born to runOh, honey, tramps like usBaby, we were born to runCome on, Wendy, tramps like usBaby, we were born to runRu-uh-uh-unMm-mm-mm-mmUh-uh-uh-oh-oh-oh-ohRu-uh-uh-uh-unMm-mm-mm-mmWhoa-oh-oh-ohWhoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ohRu-uh-uh-un