Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Springsteen Lyrics of the Week: "Take 'Em As They Come"

"Little girl, put on your best dress
cause we're going out on the town tonight.
Better bring along a switchblade,
Cause for sure some fool's gonna wanna fight."  - "Take "Em As They Come", Tracks

This is one of those cheesy Springsteen lines you just kinda have to chuckle at.  Here you have a guy who clearly likes a girl and wants to impress her with a night on the town.  But just in case things get a little out of hand, he tells her to bring a switchblade.  You know, in case they get into a little hand-to-hand combat with some of the other locals.  Maybe he's trying to impress the girl, by showing a little bit of an element of danger, or maybe he's being honest and really is telling her she needs protection.  Either way, I can't imagine it worked out well for them.  But hey what do I know?  I'm the single guy.  Perhaps I'll start making weapons a prerequisite for a date.