"You take what you find, but you never give up your demand for something better because you know, in your heart, that you deserve it."
— Bruce Springsteen released Born to Run 38 years ago today.
"For all the shut down strangers and hot rod angels
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me we’re gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands”
"So rumble, young musicians, rumble. Open your ears and open your hearts. Don’t take yourself too seriously. And take yourself as seriously as death itself. Don’t worry. Worry your ass off. Have iron-clad confidence, but doubt. It keeps you awake and alert. Believe you are the baddest ass in town. And you suck. It keeps you honest. Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideas alive and well inside of your head and heart at all times. If it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong. And stay hard, stay hungry, and stay alive. And when you walk on stage tonight to bring the noise, treat it like it’s all we have. And then remember, it’s only rock and roll."
— Bruce Springsteen
"It was interesting, because I read somewhere that did a high school survey, and it asked kids what was Born In The U.S.A. about, and they said, “Well, it’s about my country.” Well, that’s pretty good. That’s a good start, right? I mean, that is one of the things it’s about, you know. But I think one of the problems that we have is that, it’s not that people aren’t taught to think, but that they’re not taught to think hard enough. I mean, Born In The U.S.A. is not ambiguous. All you gotta do is listen to the verses. If you don’t listen to the verses, you’re not gonna get the whole song, you’re just gonna get the chorus."
— Bruce Springsteen (via the-promised-land)
(Source: delivermefromnowhere, via fuckyeahtheboss)