I used to wonder vaguely in my mid-teens why everyone in the world was not instantly transformed to a place of paradise after listening to the consecutive songs of Something in the Night and Candy’s Room on Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978).
THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN on HBO shows why.
Check it out. In my opinion, Darkness is the very best piece of music ever recorded, what Pete Townsend called a “f*&king triumph” … a piece of literature and art that lives forever.
|Something in the Night
By Bruce Springsteen
I’m riding down Kingsley,
figuring I’ll get a drink
Turn the radio up loud,
so I don’t have to think,
I take her to the floor,
looking for a moment when the world
And I tear into the guts,
of something in the night.
You’re born with nothing,
and better off that way,
Soon as you’ve got something they send
someone to try and take it away,
You can ride this road ’till dawn,
without another human being in sight,
Just kids wasted on
something in the night.
Nothing is forgotten or forgiven,
when it’s your last time around,
I got stuff running ’round my head
That I just can’t live down
When we found the things we loved,
They were crushed and dying in the dirt.
We tried to pick up the pieces,
And get away without getting hurt,
But they caught us at the state line,
And burned our cars in one last fight,
And left us running burned and blind,
Chasing something in the night.
|Copyright © Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP
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