"Born to Run" (live) - 1975


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In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
and steppin' out over the line
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 want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
and strap your hands across my engines
Together 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 rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The 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 a mist
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody's out on the run tonight
but there's no place left to hide
Together Wendy we'll live with the sadness
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don't know when
we're gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
and we'll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
baby we were born to run



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Nice! I like how you can BARELY see Steve Van Zandt rocking out in that.


"That ball is outta here"
when music still meant something



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when music still meant something

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Mother Shucker

I'm over here now.
I like Rosalita better.

Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' blindman's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up Little Dynamite, I'm gonna pick up Little Gun
And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant Rosie and I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue Rosie
you're the one
Dynamite's in the belfry playin' with the bats
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's tryin' out his attitude on all the
Papa's on the corner waitin' for the bus
Mama she's home in the window waitin' up for us
She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs
'Cause you know we ain't gonna come
I ain't here for business
I'm only here for fun
And Rosie you're the one

Rosalita jump a little lighter
Se–orita come sit by my fire
I just want to be your love, ain't no lie
Rosalita you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie, you know they're gonna be there
Ah, sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billie, they'll be comin' up for air
We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool
Stay out all night, it's gonna feel all right
So Rosie come out tonight, baby come out tonight
Windows are for cheaters, chimneys for the poor
Closets are for hangers, winners use the door
So use it Rosie, that's what it's there for


Now I know your mama she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band
And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand
Papa lowered the boom, he locked you in your room
I'm comin' to lend a hand
I'm comin' to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
But now you're sad, your mama's mad
And your papa says he knows that I don't have any money
Tell him this is last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance
Because a record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance

My tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the Lord had mercy
My machine she's a dud, I'm stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

Hold on tight, stay up all night 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong
By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
There's a little cafŽ where they play guitars all night and day
You can hear them in the back room strummin'
So hold tight baby 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'

Ya ya ya ya

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey HEY!!!

Razor Roman

I sing 'em both Karaoke style. Or into an upside down chair.
This proves that while O&A are funny as hell, their musical tastes are questionable, even if the music in question is three decades old.


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This proves that while O&A are funny as hell, their musical tastes are questionable, even if the music in question is three decades old.
This is true but can you really blame somebody in the radio industry for hating songs like "start me up" and "born to run"? Enough already holy fuck.


You're a Charcoal Briquette..ditsoon..a moolinyan
Okay todays show was a little disturbing...

They said 2007 was a great year for music and said herbie hancock was a one hit wonder who is mostly known for electro type music :icon_eek:


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Okay todays show was a little disturbing...

They said 2007 was a great year for music and said herbie hancock was a one hit wonder who is mostly known for electro type music :icon_eek:
It was Opie who said it. No one really takes Opie's comments on music seriously. Remember, he thought Hey There Dalilah's problem was its theoretical underpinning.


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For me, this is better than church. Born to Run is my favorite song ever, so much so that I refuse to listen to it, save for special occasions and the occasional surprise radio play.

I've read a lot of Bruce books over the years, and i've always found it rather shocking that even though the song is pretty well-regarded here, in the UK, there are polls that to this day say it's the #1 rock song of all-time. If I recall correctly, I think it might have been around #18 in those classic rock countdowns that the old WNEW used to have.

To me, there is something particularly amazing about this very specific point in Bruce's career. it was a make or break album by the record company's perspective, but every interview he made back then he indicated wanting to make something that would "explode in people's living rooms", something larger than life.

critically, he got that type of response, but it took a few more years to get a #1 song.

if you don't think that he holds this song above all others, you might have to see what he does with it in concert now. there's something downright religous about the moment every light in Giants Stadium or wherever is turned on to full white.


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I am in disbelief - not that these guys did the song, but that this person posted this with the following comment:
"This version overshadows the original by far"

seriously, whoever wrote that comment should be shot.


whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooah in Jersey!!!!