Bruce Springsteen: The Promise

Johnny works in a factory. Billy works downtown.
Terry works in a rock and roll band looking for that million dollar sound.
Got a job down in Darlington. Some nights I don't go.
Some nights I go to the drive in. Some night I stay home.

I followed that dream just like those guys do way up on the screen.
Drove my Challenger down Route 9 through the dead ends and all the bad scenes.
When the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my own dreams.

Joe Posnanski hat ein wahrlich großes Essay geschrieben, in dem er sich mit Springsteen's Song auseinander setzt:

[…] My job is to stay in the warehouse, move boxes of yarn in and out […]. I am doing this to raise enough money buy that old car, that Pontiac. I'm 18 years old […] I desperately want my own car.[…]

[…]I believe that this will not be my life. I suppose this is what keeps me sane. This is not my life. This is only temporary. I do not know what I can do. […]. All I have is youth, and youth tells me that this will not be my life, cannot be my life, that this is a summer job so I can buy my Dad's car and drive off and that I really will do something bigger ...[…]

(Via Hans Huett)

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