Take hold #ThunderRoad #BruceSpringsteen

I think that one of the most important messages of Thunder Road is that it’s a song of self-discovery: if you hear it as a teenager for the first time, while your are having your first troubles at school, or with your parents (or both!), it’s one of those songs that speak to you. Suddenly there’s another human being in the world who gets you, who really GETS you, and it’s a rock’n’roll singer. And he’s telling you that it’s ok to be weird, or not conformed, or not fabulosly hot, you’ll come around it one day. Above all, he tells you that you are not alone in all this. That’s where a lot of us started, with that song and those words. And that’s why you carry this song with you forever.
Rebecca

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Riding up tonight to case the Promised land #thunderroad

Hi from Belgium. This is my Bruce tattoo, notes from a line in Thunder Road, where it says: “Throw roses in the rain”. It was a hard time for me and I chose that song, it was a start of a new beginning in my life and it was my way to have Bruce with me through it.

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Big night in Philly 2003 @philadelphia #therisingtour

Gente che ancora non ci crede

There was a big full moon that night, during Ramrod on Roy’s solo at the piano (go Professor!) passed ont the big screens too, Bruce laughed at it, then began to jump all over the stage crying I think a Werewolf in on the prowl! Everybody HOWL now!!! and all the people shouting back Awhoooo! crazy, completely crazy.

In the picture, nice touch of me standing near the trash bins, BUT you’ll notice the finesse of having the t-shirt matching the stadium banners of the show (bahaha).

I have found a video from Ramrod, it’s not very good quality but I think it delivers the message, in a way. And we can see the big Man doing some very nice moves! It’s split in two parts:

 

https://youtu.be/v0mdNyNsb1I

https://youtu.be/YUbe-tNwmnc

 

One last chance to make it real

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-What’s your favourite song?

Thunder Road.

-Why?

Because… Because it’s THUNDER ROAD, man.

Do I really have to explain WHY it’s Thunder road?

Ok, seriously. It’s the message of  hope that song still has for me, after all these years. The idea that there is always a possibility, anyway and anyhow in your life, no matter what.

As Bruce said in VH1 on that interview: “Thunder road is my invitation to a long and earthly, very earthly journey. Hopefully in the company of someone you love, of people you love, and in search of a home you can feel a part of. Good luck and good evening”.

Now, do you get WHY is Thunder road my favourite song?