Monday, November 05, 2007

Bruuuuuucccceee Poetry Train

Yes the name of the blog is Philly Transplant. The Transplant part is because, I am from New Jersey, not some swamp in the south or wherever it is a duck may come from. And along those lines, it is a little known state law that you must like both Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Bruce has a new album out, called Magic. It seems to be alot like the last album, the Rising, yet with its own sound. Though since I have only listened to a couple of songs on it, how can I be sure.

So far, Long Walk Home is my favorite cut, so as we start a long week, lets have a little Bruce.

last night I stood at your doorstep
trying to figure out what went wrong
you just slipped somethin' into my palm
then you were gone
I could smell the same
deep green of summer
above me the same night sky was glowin'
in the distance I could see the town
where I was born

it's gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
a long walk home

in town I passed Sal's grocery
the barbershop on South Street
I looked into their faces
they were all rank strangers to me
the veterans' hall high up on the hill
stood silent and alone
the diner was shuttered and boarded
with a sign that just said "gone"

it's gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
it's gonna be a long walk home

here everybody has a neighbor
everybody has a friend
everybody has a reason to begin again

my father said "Son, we're
lucky in this town
it's a beautiful place to be born
it just wraps its arms around you
nobody crowds you, nobody goes it alone,
you know that flag
flying over the courthouse
means certain things are set in stone
who we are, what we'll do
and what we won't,"

it's gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
it's gonna be a long walk home

it's gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home
it's gonna be a long walk home

it's gonna be a long walk home


The video itself is cool to me, because it has local images, since I grew up 15 minutes away from the Springsteen hometown of Freehold and everyone from Jersey has been to Asbury Park at least once.



I will be around later in the day to see how everyone else joined in the Poetry Train.

10 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Hey, I had not heard it before!


Thanks!

Rhian said...

i'm not a big Bruce fan but those are some great lyrics!

julia said...

My best friend is The World's Biggest Bruce Fan - she just got back from flying to Ottawa to see him in concert for the who-knows-how-many-times. I've only been to one of his concerts, but he blew every other performer I've ever seen right out of the water. And I used to work at a performing arts theatre, so I've seen quite a few!

Love these lines:
"certain things are set in stone
who we are, what we'll do
and what we won't"

Lisa Andel said...

Morning Sparky,
What Rhian said.

You at work yet? Bet you don't get to surf the web. Bummer.

pissed off patricia said...

Ditto to what rhian said. Bruce just never grew on me, but the words are great.

Bond said...

Congrats (I guess) on the new job

Congrats (totally) on your Ducks victory

Loving the new bruuuuuuuuce album...

he is as hot as always

Twyla said...

I have never been a Bruce fan.
But I think he is to America, what Bryan Adams is to Canada. And I love Bryan. Does that count for anything?

Missy said...

Springsteen never grew on me, but I appreciate his song-writing abilities. Those are some great lyrics. We were on the same wavelength this week; I posted song lyrics as well.

sognatrice said...

Looks like I need to get more in touch with American music. I miss Bruce.

dcrmom said...

That's my FAVORITE off his new album. We are huge Bruce fans here, as you say, a prerequisite for living in Eastern Pennsylvania. We saw his concert last month. Unfortunately it wasn't as good as some of his others. Sounds like it's gotten better lately though.