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Video - Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

"Born to Run" is a song by American singer songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run. Born to Run garnered widespread acclaim when it was first released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records. It has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time.

This was the first song Springsteen wrote for a studio production, rather than a live performance. After recording four versions (one with a female chorus) at the low-budget studio where he recorded his first two albums, he moved to a higher end studio to finish it, refusing to release it until it was just right.

Springsteen wrote the lyrics in his Long Branch, New Jersey, home in early 1974. "One day I was playing my guitar on the edge of the bed, working on some song ideas, and the words 'born to run' came to me," he recalled. "At first I thought it was the name of a movie or something I'd seen on a car spinning around the circuit. I liked the phrase because it suggested a cinematic drama that I thought would work with the music that I'd been hearing in my head."


In the day, we sweat it out on the streets

Of a runaway American dream

At night, we ride through mansions of glory

In suicide machines

Sprung from cages out on Highway 9

Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line

Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back

It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap

We gotta get out while we're young

`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Yes, girl, we were

Wendy let me in, I wanna be your friend

I want to guard your dreams and visions

Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims

And strap your hands across my engines

Together we could break this trap

We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back

Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire?

`Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider

But I gotta find out how it feels

I want to know if love is wild, babe

I want to know if love is real

Oh can you show me?

Beyond the palace, hemi-powered drones

Scream down the boulevard

The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors

And the boys try to look so hard

The amusement park rises bold and stark

Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the streets tonight

In an everlasting kiss

(1, 2, 3, 4) The highways jammed with broken heroes

On a last chance power drive

Everybody's out on the run tonight

But there's no place left to hide

Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness

I'll love you with all the madness in my soul

Oh, someday girl, I don't know when

We're gonna get to that place

Where we really want to go, and we'll walk in the sun

But till then, tramps like us

Baby, we were born to run

Oh honey, tramps like us

Baby, we were born to run

Come on with me, tramps like us

Baby, we were born to run


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