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Born To Run
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Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen
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Born To Run

Song Meaning of Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen


It took three and a half months to trim this song's four and a half minutes. Springsteen used strings, glockenspiel, many keyboards, and more than a dozen guitar tracks to replicate the impression of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.


I had high expectations for it, Springsteen admitted. I aimed to create the best rock album I had ever heard. Young couples were depicted in Springsteen's lyrics as they travelled New Jersey's motorways.

Springsteen remarked, "I don't know how essential the settings are. It is the concept underlying the settings. It might be Alaska, New Jersey, California, or another state. "


Lyrics of the song Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen


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 out 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

Yes, girl, we were

 

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

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 want to know if love is wild, babe

I want to know if love is real

Oh, can you show me?

 

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

 

(1, 2, 3, 4) The highways 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 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 want to 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 with me, tramps like us

Baby, we were born to run

Release Date

1975

Songwriter/s

Bruce Springsteen

Producer/s

Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel

Label/s

Columbia

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