I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go
This places us back squarely in the then-present day. This song was first recorded in 1982 and released in 1984, a little less than ten years after the end of the Vietnam War, which lasted until 1975. Mentioning that he has “nowhere to run” is possibly a reference to his 1975 album and song “Born to Run,” but nine years later he’s come to the realization that he’s trapped; there’s no where he can escape to.
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