Listen & Learn: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen is an American musician.

He is the singer and guitarist for the E Street Band.

His nickname is “The Boss.”

He was born in 1949 in New Jersey.

In 1975, he released the album “Born To Run.”

That album was his first successful album.

In 1984, he released the album “Born In The USA.”

That album featured famous songs like: “I’m on Fire,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Glory Days,” “My Hometown,” and “Born In The USA.”

Also in 1985 he sang on the famous song “We Are The World”.

I think his music is real American music.

The inspiration for his music comes from the American blue-collar worker.

As I have become older, I find myself listening to his music more and more.

“I’m On Fire”

 

Hey little girl is your daddy home?


Did he go and leave you all alone?


I got a bad desire


Ooh ooh ooh


I’m on fire

 

 

Tell me now baby is he good to you?


Can he do to you the things that I do?


Oh no


I can take you higher


Ooh ooh ooh

I’m on fire

 

 

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife

baby edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley

through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet

and a freight train running through the

middle of my head

Only you, can cool my desire

Ooh ooh ooh

I’m on fire

 

Ooh ooh ooh

I’m on fire

 

Ooh ooh ooh

I’m on fire

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“Dancing In The Dark”

 

I get up in the evening


and I ain’t got nothing to say


I come home in the morning


I go to bed feeling the same way


I ain’t nothing but tired


Man I’m just tired and bored with myself


Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

 

You can’t start a fire


You can’t start a fire without a spark


This gun’s for hire

even if we’re just dancing in the dark

 

 

Message keeps getting clearer

radio’s on and I’m moving ‘round the place

I check my look in the mirror

I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face

Man I ain’t getting nowhere

I’m just living in a dump like this

There’s something happening somewhere

baby I just know that there is

 

You can’t start a fire

you can’t start a fire without a spark

This gun’s for hire

even if we’re just dancing in the dark

 

 

You sit around getting older

there’s a joke here somewhere and it’s on me

I’ll shake this world off my shoulders

come on baby this laugh’s on me

Stay on the streets of this town

and they’ll be carving you up alright

They say you gotta stay hungry

hey baby I’m just about starving tonight

I’m dying for some action

I’m sick of sitting ’round here trying to write this book

I need a love reaction

come on now baby gimme just one look

You can’t start a fire sitting ’round crying over a broken heart

This gun’s for hire

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

 

 

You can’t start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart

This gun’s for hire

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Hey baby

 

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“Streets Of Philadelphia”

 

I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt.

I was unrecognizable to myself.

I saw my reflection in a window, I didn’t know my own face.


Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin’ away


On the streets of Philadelphia.

 

 

I walked the avenue, ’til my legs felt like stone,


I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone,


At night I could hear the blood in my veins,


Black and whispering as the rain,


On the streets of Philadelphia.

 

 

Ain’t no angel gonna greet me.

It’s just you and I my friend.

My clothes don’t fit me no more,

I walked a thousand miles

Just to slip this skin.

The night has fallen, I’m lyin’ awake,

I can feel myself fading away,

So receive me brother with your faithless kiss,

Or will we leave each other alone like this

On the streets of Philadelphia

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“Glory Days”

 

I had a friend was a big baseball player


back in high school


He could throw that speedball by you


Make you look like a fool boy


Saw him the other night at this roadside bar


I was walking in, he was walking out


We went back inside sat down had a few drinks


but all he kept talking about was

 


Glory days well they’ll pass you by

Glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye

Glory days, glory days

 

 

Well there’s a girl that lives up the block

back in school she could turn all the boy’s heads

Sometimes on a Friday I’ll stop by

and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed

Her and her husband Bobby well they split up

I guess it’s two years gone by now

We just sit around talking about the old times,

she says when she feels like crying

she starts laughing thinking about

Glory days,

well they’ll pass you by

Glory days,

in the wink of a young girl’s eye

Glory days, glory days

 

 

Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight

and I’m going to drink till I get my fill

And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it

but I probably will

Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture

a little of the glory of, well time slips away

and leaves you with nothing mister but

boring stories of glory days, well they’ll pass you by

Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye

Glory days, glory days

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“Born In the U.S.A.”

 

Born down in a dead man’s town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says “son if it was up to me”
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said “son don’t you understand now”
Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
They’re still there he’s all gone
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now
Down in the shadow of penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I’m ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain’t got nowhere to go

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I’m a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.

Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I’m a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

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