I plan to get a little train tattooed on my shoulder at some point. Mainly because I’ve always been scared of the future, of taking chances, of the uncertiain. But then I heard New York City Serenade, where Bruce sings about a girl who “won’t take the train.” I remember hearing that line, and with tears streaming down my face, I promised myself that I had no idea what that train was, but I would take it. I would take that train you don’t know where it’s going, the one the girl from the song was too afraid to get on. I would get on the train, even though I was terrified to do so. Because if there’s one thing Bruce has taught me, is that you shouldn’t let fear get in your way.
Anonymous asked: I felt a collective shriek across here in the UK with that confession! Going to 2 Bruce shows in the summer, and would love to take the boy I like to one. We've become such close friends in the last couple of months, and I found out recently he's liked me too for a while, only to find out soon after that he just wants us to stay friends :( been introducing him to Bruce's music, and I just dream of taking him to a Bruce gig, and him realising he does want to be with me...
Or, baby, don’t walk at all
I’m currently going through a friendship break-up. Two of my closest friends and me… it’s just not working between us anymore and it hasn’t been working for the last 18 months. It’s like watching a car crash - you can’t do anything to stop it and everything goes in slow motion. You just stand there seeing it all fall apart around you. I’ve been listening to ‘Bobby Jean’, ‘Backstreets’, and ‘Loose Ends’ on repeat. Thanks for helping me through this, Bruce. I hope you know the comfort and love you give to your fans through your incredible music.
Anonymous asked: i feel like there was a collective shriek across america from that last confession...
I feel so too lol.
Anonymous asked: I just want to find the girl of my dreams at a Springsteen concert. Is that too much to ask?
There are plenty of us to go around!
The Boss himself is distinctly aware of this fact, too. As he well should be.
Anonymous asked: in all honesty, i never really liked "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". after boston, i must have listened to that song 20 times in a row. it is one of my favorites now.
I know how you feel in as much as the song is… ahem, a little overplayed in Bruce’s live sets. But then, as you say, I think dark times call for songs that make us feel happy & uplifted. I’m glad you found solace in that song. x
We saw him on a Sunday. It was a beautiful day and you held my hand and I have never been happier. I’m so glad that I got to share your first time seeing him with you. There were times when I would look at you and see a sort of joy that I hadn’t seen before in a human being. I’m so glad that I could give that to you. I listen to Bruce every day and think of you. He helped us find each other. Those were better days, baby.
tip-toetroughthetulips asked: I'm going to his concert 30. April. 2013 have been really hard for me, but i feel like it's gonna help to see my hero again.
I hope it’s everything you hope for. <3