And my car's out back
If you're ready to take that long walk

from Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road Lyrics on Rap Genius


Cars are often symbols of freedom and escape in Bruce’s songs. This blog post deals with the singer’s relationship to automobiles:

For Springsteen, the car is a perfect metaphor, encapsulating the dual motifs of escape and commitment to family obligations which pepper his own songbook. And for a guy who has always come across in persona as a shy mechanic who is embarrassed to have accidentally found himself a spokesperson for American culture’s blue collar underbelly, the idea of the car, and all it represents, is an especially apt vehicle for greatness

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