Bruce Springsteen's official music video for 'Born To Run'. As featured on The Album Collection, Vol. 1 (1973-1984).
Born to Run" is a song by American singer songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run. Upon its release, music critic Robert Christgau took note of its wall of sound influence and called it "the fulfillment of everything 'Be My Baby' was about and lots more. The song ranked number 21 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Springsteen's third album was the one that broke it all open for him, planting his tales of Jersey girls, cars, and nights spent sleeping on the beach firmly in the Top Five. He shot for an unholy hybrid of Orbison, Dylan and Spector-and actually reached it. "Come take my hand", he invited in the opening lines. We're ridin' out tonight to case the Promised Land.
In the day, we sweat it out on the streets Of a runaway American dream At night, we ride through mansions of glory In suicide machines Sprung from cages out on Highway 9 Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap. We gotta get out while we're young & tramps like us, baby we were born to run Yes, girl, we were.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is an American singer-songwriter who is a solo artist and is the leader of the E Street Band. Springsteen received critical acclaim for his early 1970s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in 1975. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and for his lengthy, energetic stage performances.
Lyrics to "Born To Run" song by Bruce Springsteen: In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream At night we ride through mansi. Together we could break this trap We'll run 'til we drop, baby, we'll never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire? 'Cause, baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider. But I gotta know how it feels I wanna know if love is wild Babe, I want to know if love is real.
Born To Run was the album that created the legend and set the stage for massive international success. Features classic Boss tracks like 'Thunder Road', 'Badlands' and, of course, 'Born To Run'.
Bruce Springsteen's make-or-break third album represented a sonic leap from his first two, which had been made for modest sums at a suburban studio; Born to Run was cut on a superstar budget, mostly at the Record Plant in New York. Springsteen's backup band had changed, with his two virtuoso players, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Vini Lopez, replaced by the professional but less flashy Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg. The result was a full, highly produced sound that contained elements of Phil Spector's melodramatic work of the 1960s
Born to Run" was Bruce Springsteen's final attempt to achieve success. Previously, Springsteen released two albums which weren't commercially successful. The song was written at 7½ West End Court in Long Branch, New Jersey in early 1974. Bruce recalled that one day he was playing guitar on his bed, working on some song ideas, and the words "born to run" came to his mind. At first, he thought it was the name of a movie or something he'd seen on a car spinning around the circuit. When the song and the album were finally released in August 1975, they brought a long-awaited success for Springsteen, resulting in simultaneous cover stories in Time and Newsweek magazines. The song ranked on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.