Today I want to talk you about a Bruce song, a very special one! I know everyone has their favourite song, but now I want to talk about mine. This is how I felt in love with that song and why it is that important for me.
It was my proof that music is what can save us, that music is what move us and what define what we are! Jon Landau said it a few years beofore me but on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time!
In my life there was a moment where I knew that I needed to do something with myself, I didn’t know what, but I was sure that I needed that thing. Then I went to a Springsteen concert and I was completely taken aback, I was in trance with a song! The one before Trapped and the one after Badlands!
In that moment I didn’t know what song it was but that song really touched me: Bruce’s voice, the guitar, the piano… It was a moment very surprising for me cause I had never felt that way before, it was like if I had finally arrived to that place which I wouldn't never wanted to leave! I arrived home and I discovered that the name of the song. I just listened to it another time and I started to cry!
That song saved me and I will never forget that show where I fell in love with the song which I barely knew the name! I will never have enough words to thank Bruce for that! Now this song is probably my favourite and it will be at my side forever! It’s called Racing In The Street and now I just hope to hear it live and to sing it along with all the crowd! Cause summer is here and the time is right for racing in the street…
Here you have a beautiful introduction to the song in 1984:
"When we, when we first met.. we were going out riding all the time, and laughing all the time. Everything, everything we did was fun and funny and later on it seemed like the things that made her happy once just didn't make her happy no more. She started staying in a lot, not talking.. and she started to hide my keys on me so I couldn't go out at night, and it got hard to make her understand.. that when I took the car out and when I won.. that it was the only time that I felt good about myself. And that to have just one thing, one thing in your whole life that you do, that makes you feel proud of yourself.. I dont think that´s too much for anybody to ask, is it ?"-Bruce Springsteen
And here it is one of my favoirite performances of 1978