Bruce Springsteen

8 Minutes in New York City

I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge:  pick three brand new musical releases that you love. 

Madame Marie

I never knew she was real, and now she's dead. Madame Marie is mentioned in the Bruce Springsteen song Fourth of July, Asbury Park. As we head into the holiday weekend, the news comes that she's quit the scene.


Wait For Me

Everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So lets make our steps clear that the other may see
And I'll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me

There's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There 'neath the oak's bough soon we'll be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I'll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me


Politics and Music

Hillary Clinton spoke first tonight, in New York. When she was done, they played Tina Turner's Simply the Best. When Barack Obama finished up in St. Paul, Bruce Springsteen's The Rising could be heard.

Simply the Best goes like this...

I call you when I need you, my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart, and hang on every word you say
Tear us apart, baby I would rather be dead

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