15 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked by Level of Angst

  1. 1.
    The Promised Land
    "Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart"
  2. 2.
    The River
    "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true/ or is it something worse"
  3. 3.
    The Ghost of Tom Joad
    "Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free/ Look in their eyes, Ma, and you'll see me"
  4. 4.
    Jungleland
    "And in the quick of a knife, they reach for their moment/ And try to make an honest stand/ But they wind up wounded, not even dead"
  5. 5.
    The Price You Pay
    "Where the dark of night holds back the light of day/ And you've gotta stand and fight for the price you pay"
  6. 6.
    Shackled and Drawn
    "What's a poor boy to do in a world gone wrong/ Woke up this morning shackled and drawn"
  7. 7.
    Streets of Philadelphia
    "At night I could hear the blood in my veins/ Just as black and whispering as the rain"
  8. 8.
    Born to Run
    "Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide"
  9. 9.
    Thunder Road
    "Don't turn me home again/ I just can't face myself alone again"
  10. 10.
    Badlands
    "Wanna find one face that ain't lookin' through me"
  11. 11.
    Dancing in the Dark
    "I check my look in the mirror/ Wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face"
  12. 12.
    Independence Day
    "'Cause the darkness of this house has got the best of us/ There's a darkness in this town that's got us too"
  13. 13.
    Fade Away
    "Tell me what can I do, what can I say/ 'Cause darlin' I don't wanna fade away"
  14. 14.
    Hungry Heart
    "Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'/ I took a wrong turn and I just kept goin'"
  15. 15.
    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    "For me this carnival life's through/ You ought to quit this scene too"