Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Springsteen Lyrics of the Week - Wrecking Ball



Now my home's here in the Meadowlands
Where mosquitoes grow big as airplanes
Here where the blood is spilled
The arena's filled
and GIANTS play their games
-- "Wrecking Ball", Live at Giants Stadium

As you could tell in our Super Bowl post, we here at Legends were rooting for the Giants.  Not only did we all pick the Giants to win, but I even nailed the final score!  In a fantastic game, the Giants made all of New Jersey proud.  I'll always love the fact that a group of rich athletes can unit people from a specific geographic area (that the players themselves are just loosely affiliated with) in a moment of pure exhilaration.  So here's to you - Eli, Osi, Tuck, Mario, JPP, Nicks, Cruuuuuuuuuuuuz, and the rest - on your great victory in Super Bowl XLVI.

(On a side note, the song "Wrecking Ball" debuted at the end of 2009, when they were closing Giants Stadium.  When I first heard that Bruce had written a special song to commemorate the occasion, I was secretly hoping that he would just sing "Jungleland", but replace the word "Jungleland" with "Meadowlands".  While "Wrecking Ball" is a great song, I sort of wish I got to hear that imaginary "Jungleland" revamp.  Ah well.  I still have "Tim Tebow's Fire".)