At night we ride through mansions of glory

from Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run Lyrics on Rap Genius


Springsteen is escaping the city of Freehold, NJ, and marveling at the “mansions of glory” as he rides out

Author Peter Carlin captured the importance of drag racing to Bruce’s early work:

In Bruce’s consciousness, the street racing scene defied the social and economic strictures that kept the underprivileged, the young, and the outsiders from becoming who they were meant to be

See, among countless other examples, “Racing in the Street”

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