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Monday, April 16, 2012


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When we saw him on his solo tour in Hartford in 2005, this was the second song he played. My fellow Bruce fanatic friend and I choked up. Which caused our wives to make fun of us. Until THEY choked up during "Jesus Was An Only Son." Hah!

Look at this run of album closers Bruce had from 1973-1984. I mean, LOOK AT THESE SONGS!

It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
New York City Serenade
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Wreck on the Highway
Reason to Believe
My Hometown

It is impossible to place them in any order of greatness, so great they all are.



One more thing.

When I hear "Darkness on the Edge of Town," I hear the sound of someone who has experienced pain, and who is just now figuring out how to deal with it.

When I hear "Wreck on the Highway," I hear the sound of someone trying to deal with pain he never imagined he would have to deal with.


Wreck on the highway I always found interesting in that it is a sign that the 'car' can be bad. In previous songs the car is a source of freedom and provides the possibility of escape (although escape is never certain.) Even in used

Here though the car has brought death, not freedom and retribution.


...hokey smokes, you're absolutely right. Great catch!

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