Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Vote for the "Most Striking" Springsteen Lyric

You get to pick ten on the list provided or write-in one (or more) of your own.  Head over to Blogness on the Edge of Town and vote!  So far " Is a dream a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse" from "The River" is in the lead, followed by "Show a little faith, there's magic in the night" from "Thunder Road."

My picks:

"A dream of life comes to me, like a catfish dancin' on the end of my line."  --The Rising

"Faith will be rewarded." --Land of Hopes and Dreams

" Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king. And a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything."--Badlands

"Nothing feels better than blood on blood." --Highway Patrolman

"Poets down here don't write nothing at all, they just stand back and let it all be." --Jungleland

"You've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above." --Tunnel of Love

"Why do the things that we treasure most slip away in time, till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind."--Life Itself

"Ain't no sin to be glad you're alive." --Badlands

"I had a jukebox graduate for first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing." --Growin' Up

"All my life I fought this fight, the fight that no man can ever win." --The Promise

"The Daily News asks her for the dope, she say's 'Man, the dope's that there's still hope.'"--Does This Bus Stop at 82 Street

3 comments:

jim dandy said...

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

John Fea said...

They scream your name at night in the street,
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet,
And in the lonely cool before down,
you hear their engines roaring on,
But when you get to the porch they're gone

jim dandy said...

Among the greatest lyrics anyone has ever written. My favorite performance of the song is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTqCf0LIRqU