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Bruce Springsteen — All That Heaven Will Allow
Album: Tunnel Of Love
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Released: 1987
Length: 2:35
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I got a dollar in my pocket
There ain't a cloud up above
I got a picture in a locket
That says baby I love you
Well if you didn't look then boys
Then fellas don't go lookin' now
Well here she comes a-walkin'
All that heaven will allow

Say hey there mister bouncer
Now all I wanna do is dance
But I swear I left my wallet
Back home in my workin' pants
C'mon Slim slip me in man
I'll make it up to you somehow
I can't be late I got a date
With all that heaven will allow

Rain and storm and dark skies
Well now they don't mean a thing
If you got a girl that loves you
And who wants to wear your ring
So c'mon mister trouble
We'll make it through you somehow
We'll fill this house with all the love
All that heaven will allow

Now some may wanna die young man
Young and gloriously
Get it straight now mister
Hey buddy that ain't me
'Cause I got something on my mind
That sets me straight and walkin' proud
And I want all the time
All that heaven will allow
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 agkagk wrote:
This album was panned by his fans. It wasn't the usual hare-core rock that they wanted. Personally, I think this is his peak.
I'm surprised it took until until 2014 to make it into the RP rotation.

 
IMO.....the worst song on his best album. Me and my "guitar" friend will be covering "One Step Up" and Tunnel of Love" in our upcoming shows. $5 will get in you in the doors.
I am not what you would call a big fan of Bruce's, though there are undeniable high spots that show his brilliance. 
This album is a well crafted arc of storytelling and music. As a piece, it is in my humble opinion, the best album he has created and should be regarded not as a collection of singles, but as a whole to be appreciated fully. 
 
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce   (need I say more?)  (ok, he is a really good writer, and a kick-ass performer man)
 stalfnzo wrote:
Sorry, but his voice has always grated on me. Sounds too much like Dylan, who also grates.

 
Uhhhm... no.  One of them sings like a man.  The other, like a goose.  Not similar at all.
 stalfnzo wrote:
Sorry, but his voice has always grated on me. Sounds too much like Dylan, who also grates.

 
Try listening to the words.  He's a great storyteller.
 agkagk wrote:
This album was panned by his fans. It wasn't the usual hare-core rock that they wanted. Personally, I think this is his peak.
I'm surprised it took until until 2014 to make it into the RP rotation.

 
Not sure if it's his peak, but it is damned good stuff.
This album was panned by his fans. It wasn't the usual hare-core rock that they wanted. Personally, I think this is his peak.
I'm surprised it took until until 2014 to make it into the RP rotation.
Sorry, but his voice has always grated on me. Sounds too much like Dylan, who also grates.
 msymmes wrote:
From maybe the most underrated of his albums ?
 
I'm with you on this.
Well, maybe not so much underrated as overlooked.
It did well, but nowhere near what its predecessor, Born in the USA did.
My fave Bruce album.
From maybe the most underrated of his albums ? 

 
I remember first noticing Bruce back in 1974 when I moved to Halifax and was making friends through swapping music around.  Bruce was being touted as the "new Dylan", like others before and since. Anyway, as a Dylan (King Bob!) fan, that was enough to get me to buy "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ"... which won me a few more friends, of course.  Other than both being good story tellers, though, we didn't get the Dylan connection... but the hype worked, which was ok with me.
This is not one of the Boss's better efforts. Cliched, for him, and it sounds like too many of his other tracks. A solid mediocre 5.