Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Springsteen Lyrics of the Week- "Magic"

"Trust none of what you hear
And less of what you see
This is what will be" - "Magic", Magic

Truth be told this is one of my least favorite Bruce songs. But lyrically, I think it's some of Bruce's best work. With this being an election year, it's definitely important to keep these lyrics in the back of your head when you hear politicians make promises. No matter which side of the aisle your political and social beliefs fall under I think just about everyone can agree that they've felt bamboozled on some level when it comes to politicians. And that's what Bruce is warning of us in this song: the danger that comes with blind faith in our leaders.