maandag, juli 09, 2012

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

 

In the day, we sweat it out on the streets
Of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory
In suicide machines
Sprung from cages on Highway 9
Chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected
And steppin' out over the line
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
Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend
I wanna guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back
Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire
Cause baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I wanna know if love is wild, babe
I wanna know if love is real

Beyond the palace, hemi-powered drones
Scream down the boulevard
Girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises, bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach, in the mist
I wanna die with you Wendy, on the street tonight
In an everlasting kiss

One, two, three, four
Highway's jammed with broken heroes
On a last-chance power drive
Everybody's out on the road tonight, but
There's no place left to hide
Together Wendy, we can live with the sadness
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
Oh, someday girl, I don't know when
We're gonna get to that place where we really wanna go
And we'll walk in the sun
But till then, tramps like us, baby, we were born to run
Oh honey, tramps like us, baby, we were born to run
Come on Wendy, tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run
Whoa, oh
Mmmm
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Mmmm
Whoa, whoa, whoa

 

Commentaren

Ieder zichzelf respecterend rockliefhebber hoort dit in huis te hebben én bij de beste rocksingles ooit te categoriseren. En daarmee is eigenlijk al alles gezegd.

Voor Springsteen was dit in 1975 de doorbraaksingle, na de potentieel sterke maar commercieel tegenvallende lp's "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" (met daarop de oerversies van o.a. 'Blinded by the Light' en 'Spirit in the Night', beiden succesvol gecoverd door de Manfred Mann's Earth Band) en "The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle' (met daarop de oerversie van "Sandy", succesvol gecoverd door The Hollies).

De bijhorende lp klonk zoals de single : voller, dramatischer, vol testosteron en vooral rockend. Eén en ander had ook te maken met het voor het eerst aantreden van de voltallige E-Street Band en de productie van Jon Landau.
De LP wordt in Amerika ieder jaar opnieuw nog altijd bij de 50 beste rock-lp's ooit geplaatst. So many can't be wrong!

Gepost door: Patrick C. | donderdag, november 14, 2013

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