Talking Of Springsteen…
I’ve been on a Boss kick these past couple of weeks, loaded up everything up to Tunnel Of Love onto the Ipod, hit random and settled back into my train seat and closed my eyes.
My favourite album is probably not one that everybody would name, Tunnel Of Love. There’s a simplicity to the lyrics that I find really appealing, especially when you compare them to some of the other albums. And the title track is one of my favourite lyrics by anybody anywhere. Especially the following lines:
“Then the lights go out and it’s just the three of us
You me and all that stuff we’re so scared of”
Which I think in two simple lines says so much, far more than I read into it when I first heard it – blimey 22 years ago – when I was 19. I really think it’s a wonderful bit of writing which resonates so strongly, and it’s not just about a bad or dying relationship either, it pretty much fits any relationship.
It’s also a great tune…