Anyone who was born and raised in New Jersey (or anywhere really) knows of Bruce Springsteen, whether or not they like him is a whole other situation. I hope that his hundreds of classic rock songs and famous high energy performances, even in his sixties he can put on better concerts than people half his age, are at least recognizable to people of all ages. Love him or hate him (I identify with the former) you have to admit that some of his songs and interviews have inspirational quotes and lyrics.
Here are a few of Bruce Springsteen's most memorable song lyrics because whether you're a die hard fan who named your dog after the man (I totally did that) or you have other opinions, you have to admit that some of his lyrics are on point:
1. "Talk about a dream
Try to make it real
You wake up in the night
With a fear so real
Spend your life waiting
For a moment that just don't come
Well don't waste your time waiting." (Badlands)
This is one of my personal favorites. Maybe it is a little lengthy, but it really hits on some major points.
2. "It's a town full of losers/ I'm pulling out of here to win" (Thunder Road)
Maybe this only resonates with people who hate their hometown (which is most college students I know). However, I once watched an interview where Lady Gaga said that this was the lyric that inspired her to become a musician. Which is pretty cool if you ask me.
3. "You've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above" (Tunnel of Love)
It's basically the Bruce Springsteen version of "if you can't beat them, join them."
4. "I got something in my heart/ I been waitin' to give/ I got a life I wanna start/ One I been waitin' to live" (Leah)
For some reason, I have always loved this less popular song.
5. “God have mercy on the man/ Who doubts what he’s sure of” (Brilliant Disguise)
This had to be included because this is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song, but it is also a solid quote.
6. “Well everybody’s got a hunger, a hunger they can’t resist/ There’s so much that you want, you deserve much more than this/ Well, if dreams came true, aw, wouldn’t that be nice?/ But this ain’t no dream, we’re living all through the night/ You want it? You take it, you pay the price” (Prove it All Night)
Maybe it is not one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen songs, but this lyric is still powerful.