We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels

from Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This idea of “trad[ing] wings for wheels” was central to earlier drafts of this song. One early version was even called “Wings for Wheels”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRRQVfQZnZQ

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