Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Springsteen Lyrics of the Week - Backstreets


"Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat"
- Backstreets, Born to Run

We've been fortunate enough to enjoy an amazing run of beautiful weekends in New York City and with the signs of summer all around, I keep thinking of this song.

Are there any Springsteen lyics that better evoke the feeling of being young and carefree in the summertime? Some might say "Racing in the Streets," but for my money "Backstreets" captures both the allure and the melancholy of an aimless summer better than any other.