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11 March 2007 @ 06:23 pm
bruce springsteen is god  
If this man isn't one of the best performers ever existed and if this song isn't nothing short of beautiful, the spice girls are induced in the rock n roll hall of fame next year.

Found this randomly today and it's an awesome version. And the video is even great quality... what's happening on youtube? XD

Seriously. It's a wonderful song. And it's inspired by The grapes of wrath which is one of my favourite books ever. And I so love it.

Men walkin' 'long the railroad tracks
Goin' someplace there's no goin' back
Highway patrol choppers comin' up over the ridge
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
Shelter line stretchin' round the corner
Welcome to the new world order
Families sleepin' in their cars in the southwest
No home no job no peace no rest

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls prayer book out of his sleeping bag
Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag
Waitin' for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass
Got a one-way ticket to the promised land
You got a hole in your belly and gun in your hand
Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
Bathin' in the city aqueduct

The highway is alive tonight
But where it's headed everybody knows
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Waitin' on the ghost of Tom Joad

Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
Where there's a fight 'gainst the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me Mom I'll be there
Wherever there's somebody fightin' for a place to stand
Or decent job or a helpin' hand
Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free
Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me."

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
I'm sittin' downhere in the campfire light
With the ghost of old Tom Joad

Probably some of the best lyrics I've ever found in a song. Aaah, Bruce, sometimes I just love you more than usual XD
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°°  £å  §âM¥  °°lasamy on March 11th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
fantastic song and vid

quanto sei figo Bruce *_*