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Iconic Journey: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run 1975

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“Born to Run” is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released as the title track of his third studio album, “Born to Run,” in 1975. The song is widely regarded as one of Springsteen’s signature songs and is considered an iconic anthem of rock and roll.

Born to Run” is known for its energetic and passionate sound, combining elements of rock, pop, and even a touch of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” production style. The lyrics of the song capture a sense of youthful longing, freedom, and escape, which resonated with many listeners and solidified Springsteen’s reputation as a storyteller who could connect with the hopes and dreams of his audience.

The song’s lyrics paint a picture of a young couple trying to break free from their small-town lives and find a better future together. The chorus, with its famous line “Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run,” has become an anthem for those seeking adventure and a life beyond their current circumstances.

“Born to Run” played a crucial role in establishing Bruce Springsteen as a major force in rock music. It received widespread acclaim from critics and has been included in numerous “greatest songs of all time” lists. The album itself, “Born to Run,” marked a turning point in Springsteen’s career, launching him to superstar status and influencing a generation of musicians.

The song’s popularity has endured over the decades, and it continues to be performed by Springsteen in his live shows. “Born to Run” remains a symbol of youthful spirit, the open road, and the pursuit of dreams.

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Song Lyrics “Born To Run”

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

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