IMPORTANT BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LYRICS

  1. Well my feet they finally took root in the earth but I got me a nice little place in the stars / and I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
    Growin' Up, Greetings from Asbury Park
  2. The church door's thrown open / I can hear the organ's song / But the congregation's gone
    My City of Ruins, The Rising (especially emotional because every time I hear it I get instant flashbacks to 9/11 and the tribute concert and my parents crying)
  3. It's a town full of losers / and I'm pulling out of here to win
    Thunder Road, Born to Run. Iconic and mom's high school yearbook quote cause she was a straight savage
  4. Big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams / Meet me in a land of hope and dreams
    Land of Hope and Dreams (I guess this is technically on Wrecking Ball but I grew up with the live in NYC version so that's the one I will honor)
  5. THE HIGHWAY'S JAMMED WITH BROKEN HEROES / on a last chance power drive (!!!!!!)
    Born to Run, Born to Run. This line PUMPS ME UP
  6. Outside the street's on fire / in real death waltz / Between what's flesh and what's fantasy / And the poets down here don't write nothing at all / They just stand back and let it all be
    Jungleland, Born to Run (if an entire vibrant theatrical production doesn't play in your head while listening to this song you're not listening close enough)
  7. And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed, but the lord had mercy / And my machine, she's a dud, out stuck in the mud / Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
    Rosalita, The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle
  8. Let the frozen sands crumble, crumble and fall / That's all right, I don't mind at all / Let em' all tumble right into the sea, that's just fine, it's alright with me / Since you came down the line / I can't sleep at night I got one thing on my mind
    I Wanna Be With You, Tracks 2. This was my first favorite song ever
  9. I believe in the love that you gave me / I believe in the faith that can save me / I believe in the hope and I pray / that some day it will raise me above these badlands
    Badlands, Darkness on the Edge of Town. This album probably got me through high school
  10. Seems like the whole world walking pretty / and you can't find the room to move / Well everybody better move over, that's all / cause I'm runnin' on the bad side / And I got my back to the wall
    Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Born to Run. Bruce taught me individualism
  11. There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away / They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
    Thunder Road again. He prob taught me about poetry too
  12. Like a river that don't know where it's flowing / I took a wrong turn and I just kept going
    Hungry Heart, The River (but like....also the entire album)
  13. Pour me a drink, Theresa, in one of those glasses you dust off / and I'll watch the bones in your back like the stations of the cross
    I'll Work for Your Love, Devils & Dust. I was obsessed with this line for years
  14. Everything dies, baby, that's a fact / but maybe everything that dies some day comes back / Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty / and meet me tonight in Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, Nebraska (idk if anyone recalls the legendary and extra moment when Gov. Chris Christie said these lyrics on Weekend Update just after Hurricane Sandy and the state cried)
  15. Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun / Oh, but mama, that's where the fun is
    Blinded by the Light, Greetings from Asbury Park 💖