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88Wildcat
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Thunder Road by a mile, possibly the only better Springsteen song is Backstreets.

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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


This is one of the best lyrics in the history of rock and roll and I give no shits whatsoever how much that gets down voted.
This post was edited on 8/28 at 8:08 am


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VABuckeye
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Thunder Road and it isn't close.


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FearlessFreep
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
No comparison.

BITUSA may have an important story to tell, but Springsteen tells it really poorly. As mentioned before: musically, instrumentally, and especially vocally, it’s thoroughly mediocre. The reason most people think of it as a patriotic, positive song is because the chorus is the only memorable part of it, and that’s because its so mindlessly repetitive.

Thunder Road, on the other hand, is Bruce at his peak: melodic, dynamic, and lyrically inventive, especially in the latter half of the song. And he and the band perform it with a brash youthful enthusiasm that really drives home the spirit of the song, culminating in the final two lines (“It's a town full of losers/I'm pulling out of here to win”), with Clarence Clemons’ magical sax riff in the fadeout providing a perfect exclamation point.

I’m not even a big Springsteen fan, but I can see the clear winner here is Thunder Road.


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weptiger
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Georgia
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Well, it’s certainly not this new song - “Letter to You.”

As for the original question, it’s Thunder Road.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 8:15 pm


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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
No


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Thunder Road by several furlongs. Born in the USA is just God-awful.


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ThePenIsMightier
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Thunder Road and it's not even close.


parrotdr
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
Thunder Road Live Acoustic
This post was edited on 9/14 at 12:47 pm


wilceaux
LSU Fan
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Member since Apr 2004
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re: Which Springsteen Song is Better?
My favorite version of Thunder Road is from the Live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1975.

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