What does Thunder Road mean?

Search Login

Bruce Springsteen: Thunder Road Meaning

Thunder Road Lyrics

The screen door slams
Mary' dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 25th 2020 report

    I think Mary may have been around the block a few times and is now perhaps a little jaded. The boy had admired her from a distance but maybe she didn't notice. Older now, they're both alone and he is telling her that he wants to be with her and take care of her.

  2. kooljohn176
    click a star to vote
    Dec 15th 2015 report

    A great old song by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN as the Protagonist seeing himself in his own story, relating to the lonely of a Roy Orbison song that was playing on his car radio, while he was picking up Mary coming out on the porch of her house and seeing her with respect in the dancing light of a holy vision of MARY that was raised in his mind by having the Christian Catholic upbringing awareness. He was willing to be the heroic figure for ''Her praying in vain for a savior to rise from these streets'' that was willing to take a chance on love, to love and hope to be loved by her with the hope not to turn him home again, afraid to face himself in turning into another martyr for trying to save, love and honor her as a Christian believer, by grace,faith and by works that doesn't come free to be saved in The Lord for them to escape in their hopeful dreams for some Redemtion to find out what's out there for them taking on the thunderoad to explore the promised land.

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 6th 2012 report

    To tell you the truth, I think it's about a guy who really loves this girl, but his town is a nowhere town and you can't get anywhere in there.

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 4th 2011 report

    It's a biography of his life as exclaimed in the lyric " Roy Orbison singing for the lonely" and if you didn't know Roy Orbison is Bruce's favorite singer he even played Roy's hit Pretty Woman with him during Roy's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all of these lyrics showcase Bruce's young life as a teenager growing up in America during a simpler time


More Bruce Springsteen song meanings »


 


Latest Articles

 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Just Posted

Nervous anonymous
Both Sides Now anonymous
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead anonymous
Magdalena anonymous
Senor anonymous
Dear Lover anonymous
Tomorrow anonymous
China Grove anonymous
Lily Soriori
Lost Control Soriori
Neverland anonymous
25 or 6 to 4 anonymous
Sign of the Times anonymous
Immortality anonymous
Girl Crush anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Black Ball
YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Peace In The Pines
Kolton Moore
Hell Of A Year
Parker McCollum
Circles Around This Town
Maren Morris
Zombified
Falling in Reverse
Brighter
DOE
Fingers Crossed
Lauren Spencer Smith
Dancing On The Waves
We The Kingdom