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Bruce Springsteen: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Meaning


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Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Lyrics

Tear drops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Well everybody better move over, that's all
'Cause I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the...


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    Jan 28th, 2018 1:41pm report

    I always thought it was about women or hookers
    in NYC. If you cant make a plan you get the

    Or, maybe Scooter (The Boss) was chasing a girl in NJ and she was the freezer-outer....on
    10th Avenue.

    I lived in Fiji in 1985 and had 10th Ave spray
    painted on my tile floor; Just for effect.


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    Aug 28th, 2017 8:52pm report

    Bruce and I are the same age. Both the only son. Both with access to cars. When I was a kid we would get a bunch of boys, 16-18 years old, and go riding in some kid's car. In this case it was mine. It had electric windows, a Chevy Chevelle. What a piece of sth it was, but my daddy let me drive it. We would ride all over Atlanta and North Georgia, like Bruce would ride all over Jersey and NYC. Anyway, the driver or the front passenger would play this cruel game called "Freeze Out". In the cold of the winter, when we would ride, we would roll the windows down and holler "Freeze Out", and leave the windows down until someone started crying, begging for mercy, or praying. I suspect he has done the same thing and either did not want to talk about it, or it's something dummies like us have no idea about.


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    Jul 22nd, 2015 7:55pm report

    A rigid tight song by Bruce Springsteen, that may not be the best song to listen to many times as you get older in these days if you have a problem with your sciatic nerve. But it is still a great song especially if you are young being in the spiritual warfare on a cold day by freezing somebody's ass out from all of the heat he was giving from the inside that makes you fight out of the circumstances of the city streets by coming together with Bruce in the ''Tenth Ave Freeze Out''song waiting for one of the members to be picked up on E-Street from where the name of the band came from. This song reminds me by the Bible verse when Jesus gave the Apostles sole authority to bind and loose things on Earth. ''Whatever you shall bind on Earth, shall be bound in Heaven and whatever you shall loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven''.


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    Jun 15th, 2014 6:35pm report

    Bad Scooter is Bruce. B.S. Same initials. Its about forming the band. He's "all alone" til "They made that change uptown and the Big Man" joined the band!" Bruce's 1st pianist, Dave Sancious, actually lived on E Street in Belmar, NJ. It intersects with 10th Ave. in Belmar. Bruce himself, on the Born to Run DVD said that he has no idea what "10th Ave Freeze Out" means. I don't believe that. He has also said that Sancious was always late when they picked him up. Hence...10th Ave Freeze Out. In Clarence's book, he said that it was on one of those waits on E Street that Bruce, Clarence,Garry and Danny were trying to name the band. According to Clarence, Bruce said "we spend so much time on this fu$&in street...we should call it the E Street Band!" Voila...


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    Jun 4th, 2011 6:44pm report

    This song is about how Bruce meet the E Street Band and if you don't believe me check out Bruce's acceptance speech during his induction into the rock and roll hall of fame he even admits it and hows he meet every single member

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