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Sunday, July 08, 2012


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Springsteen's interpretation works if you view the narrator/storyteller's perspective as one of bewilderment, i.e. "look at all these cases where their faith is completely unwarranted, I don't get it." It frames the storyteller as much more cynical than any of the subjects of the story, but works in that context. But as you say, ambiguous.

Don D

"Struck me kinda funny seemed kind of funny sir to me"

Who's the teacher and who's the student? Maybe he hasn't figured that part out yet.

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