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Yeah... Dave thinks anything and  everything is about Bruce though. 

About 3 years ago I had an active thread on songs about Springsteen. It was great fun to find extra tracks. I though I would give an update as I have nearly 200 tracks now. The attached is my lis

Traveling Wilburys Tweeter and The Monkey Man - Bob Dylan and Tom Petty having some lyrical fun  

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While looking around on the internet, I found that our song had been mentioned on this forum thread. I thought that was pretty cool, and just wanted to clarify our allusion to Springsteen in the lyrics.

The song that it's from, "Christmas in 'Hampton," is a sort of satirical song about our hometown. In it, there's a popular old-fashioned movie theater called the Roxy. There's a lot of history to the theater, and even many famous musicians had performed there decades ago. In 1974, Bruce Springsteen played a concert there to an audience of assumedly around 500 people.

That's pretty much it, but I thought it'd be interesting to add "my side" of the story in :).

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On 1/28/2018 at 7:33 PM, LONDONCALLING said:

 

Anybody see any omissions?

Songs About Springsteen Jan 2018.xlsb

A brand new one on the new Martyn Joseph album. A track called 'Driving Her Back To London' has the lines:

 

"We've been swapping tunes on iPhones

I play you Bruce you play me Muse"

 

Anyone who's familiar with Martyn will know which Bruce he's referring to.

 

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3 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

A brand new one on the new Martyn Joseph album. A track called 'Driving Her Back To London' has the lines:

 

"We've been swapping tunes on iPhones

I play you Bruce you play me Muse"

 

Anyone who's familiar with Martyn will know which Bruce he's referring to.

 

Brilliant thanks. Not released yet I gather.

I did find another reference in a  track by him

Arizona Dreams from a 1996 album Full Colour Black and White

Your scrap book’s full of former heroes
Those who wrote you hymns of praise
Woody Guthrie, spirit lingers
Turn up Bruce’s Glory Days
This is your land, here your soul
Speak in the mountains and the streams
There can be grace again
As Arizona dreams

 

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Just now, LONDONCALLING said:

Brilliant thanks. Not released yet I gather.

Its available via his website and will be on sale at his forthcoming shows. I believe the regular release is due around January.

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2 hours ago, HelloNewman said:

I am never sure if this is about the state or the album. Both work, but in my head it is the album, Whatever it is, its a helluva tune:

 

 

Interesting, I always took it to be the album

Now I am left wondering what the state sounds like!

 

Well it seems as though this light will never turn green
I've been driving for a while, can't tell where I've been
I got nothing on my mind, I got nothing to do
I'm just driving around listening to Nebraska
 
Well, my girl, she told me last night I'm not the one
Half my heart was ripped out but I still got some
And if this light should stay red
I'll be sitting here listening to Nebraska
 
I was trying so hard to get to you
Now I'm driving so far to forget you
Well, tonight I should be lying with you in a never-ending night
Well, tonight I should be lying in a never-ending kiss
But I'm alone on this dark road listening to Nebraska

 

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33 minutes ago, soulsofthedeparted said:

Remember prefab sprout(?)

Doing a song ....cars and girls .

Which is dig at Bruce.

 Tosserz . Ugh

That is a brilliant song. 

"Some things hurt more, much more than cars and girls". Poignant and beautiful lyrics. 

Plus I do love the idea that there are Springsteen fans out who would get offended by the notion. 

 

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5 minutes ago, LONDONCALLING said:

Interesting, I always took it to be the album

Now I am left wondering what the state sounds like!

I reckon it is way more likely to be the album, but I guess I also read it as driving along the highway, window down 'listening' to the sights, sounds and smells of middle America. 

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21 minutes ago, LONDONCALLING said:

Brilliant thanks. Not released yet I gather.

I did find another reference in a  track by him

Arizona Dreams from a 1996 album Full Colour Black and White

Your scrap book’s full of former heroes
Those who wrote you hymns of praise
Woody Guthrie, spirit lingers
Turn up Bruce’s Glory Days
This is your land, here your soul
Speak in the mountains and the streams
There can be grace again
As Arizona dreams

 

He subsequently changed it from 'Bruce' to 'Springsteen'

Verse starts at 3:00

 

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1 hour ago, soulsofthedeparted said:

Remember prefab sprout(?)

Doing a song ....cars and girls .

Which is dig at Bruce.

 Tosserz . Ugh

 Which sort of shows they never understood metaphors.  I’m sure they are doing very well playing to audiences up and down the country now and the bloke who sung about cars and girls has faded into obscurity 

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