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Bruce Springsteen: Racing in the Streets Meaning


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I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to...


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    Jul 6th, 2016 7:27pm report

    One of the most enduring love songs made to realize one's circumstances that he's born in, with which and who he loves in the struggle. Living in and by ''the inbreaded programmed prejudices'' when one is poorly raised and educated on the streets, struggling to survive where some are racists and some are builders, wanting to build their dreams along with building their machine cars from scratch to use for drag racing on the strips in order to make some extra money for himself and her to escape and see the world out there with no strings attached from ''racing in the streets'' that at times can become sinfully dangerous and against ''Their Ancient upbringing'' to understand oneself and your loved one ''with the eyes of one who hates for just being born'' in these unfortunate poor I rock times to endure these difficult races that were made and waited to be here in Summer, lived again that was given as a SuMaryann's tale song in this present expiermental time for the age that suffers and endures with love that is still holding out with hope in The Creator to guide them towards a better future.


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    Sep 23rd, 2012 9:07pm report

    I heard Bruce introduce this in concert and by way of introduction he spoke about how in a life hemmed in by limitations it was the car that marked something he had achieved both on his own and in collaboration with friends. It mad him proud and in a limited way set him free, yet it also tied him to a time and place where he was stuck in the mud. In the promise he changes the lyric to "I'm tired of waking up in a world that somebody else owns" I think that about sums it up. Most of us wake up in a world where the demands of daily life and it's limitations inevitably crush our spirit, creativity and hopes for the future.

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