Bruce Springsteen — Growin' Up
Album: Tracks
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Released: 1998
Length: 2:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I stood stone-like at midnight
Suspended in my masquerade
And I combed my hair 'til it was just right
And commanded the night brigade

I was open to pain
And crossed by the rain
And I walked on a crooked crutch
I strolled all alone
Through a fallout zone
Came out with my soul untouched

I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd
When they said, "Sit down," I stood up
Ooh-ooh, growin' up

And the flag of piracy flew from my mast
My sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for first mate
She couldn't sail but she sure could sing

And I pushed B-52
And bombed 'em with the blues
With my gear set stubborn on standing
I broke all the rules
Strafed my old high school
Never once gave thought to landing

I hid in the clouded warmth of the crowd
But when they said, "Come down," I threw up
Ooh-ooh, growin' up

I took month long vacations in the stratosphere
And you know it's really hard to hold your breath
Swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared
I was a cosmic kid in full costume dress

Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth
But I got me a nice little place in the stars
And I swear I found the key to the universe
In the engine of an old parked car

I hid in the mother breast of the crowd
When they said, "Pull down," I pulled up
Ooh-ooh, growin' up
Ooh-ooh, growin' up
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I generally like Bruce, but this sucks!
From Ground Zero of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band fandom, thank you a thousand times!!!!{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Boohoo}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}{#Notworthy}
 Lazarus wrote:
happy 65th birthday to Bruce Springsteen today... 

 
How is it possible that he looked older at 25 than he does at 65?



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song...

happy 65th birthday to Bruce Springsteen today... 
Ooooohhhh ....throwing up.
 jberko wrote:
I don't get it.  This guy just sucks so bad.

 
Greatest post of all time!  I love the Boss, but a great post!  
What is your problem man?  Chill out.
 

jberko wrote:
I don't get it.  This guy just sucks so bad.

 


 jberko wrote:
I don't get it.  This guy just sucks so bad.

 
Apparently John Hammond at Columbia Records didn't think so...
I actually came to this cool song through Bowie's cover, which along with It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City he was going to include on his Young Americans Album.

Until John Lennon showed up in the studio, the two plus Carlos Alomar worked up a little ditty they called Fame, and then David decided to cover Across the Universe and shelved the Bruce sides.
 Ditto, this is an anthem, not a little coffee house ditty, {#No}, if it's for mom&dad, do it the parlor at home, not to us!
Love the song, but not this version....
 


 jberko wrote:
I don't get it.  This guy just sucks so bad.
 
Yup, you sure don't get it.  

Never too late for you to see the light, though...

There is a live version of this from a small venue where his Mom and/or Dad are int the room.  It's awesome !!!!!
Not everything BrUUUUUUUUUUUce does is OMG amazing!!!!!

Nice treatment for he enthusiast to own as part of one of those nice special CD packs for uber fan.

Good song in original form.
Love the song, but not this version....
I don't get it.  This guy just sucks so bad.
 Mar-tay wrote:

This is not the original album version.
 
Correct, this is from the Tracks album, a compilation of previously unreleased material.  This version is like a demo, only Bruce and his guitar.  The original release (probably recorded after this one) was on Greetings.

Awesome - better on Greetings from Asbury Park - amazing outstanding wonderful on Live 75/85.
I miss this guy, I miss being this guy
Thanks!!
Throwin' up.