Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Bruce's Best Wisdom and Social Commentary‏

by Brent Warnken

Bruce Springsteen has been one of the most recognizable figures in rock and roll for the better part of three decades, and his fame has spread beyond music. Credited with working for the campaigns of Democratic senators John Kerry and Barack Obama, Springsteen is now one of the most famous celebrities associated with mainstream liberal politics.

Springsteen hasn't shied away from giving his views on the world. Here are a few of the best Bruce Springsteen social commentaries and words of wisdom. He might just share a bit more with you if you see him in concert with Bruce Springsteen tickets, available online. Quotes are attributed to Bruce via the famous quote website BrainyQuote.

"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed." Bruce Springsteen might be in the Democratic camp when campaign season hits, but apparently he doesn't have an overwhelming faith the leadership, or in anything in general. While the death part of the statement is a little heavy, and perhaps too extreme, the point is clear - your faith in something or someone ought to be informed and open, not closed-off to the idea of an alternative.

"I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost." This is a heavy quote to lift, but then again the Boss can get intellectual at times. While being "lost" might imply a departure from the path, a straying from the natural order, it's also a very common experience, one that's usually not altogether purposeful. That is to say, oftentimes you get lost, you don't loose yourself on purpose. In that respect, you're an innocent victim of being lost.

"In America everything's about who's number one today." Bruce gets a little political in this quote. Is he tapping into his common man, working stiff, Joe Six Pack persona? It might be that Springsteen is talking about the advantages of being rich or powerful, that you get "everything." One interesting facet of this quote is the final word, "today." It seems to imply that being "number one" is a very temporary and fleeting quality, here today and gone tomorrow. Is this true in America, do the winners change places with the losers from day to day?

"Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier." Bruce Springsteen seems to think the same thing that the late Notorious B.I.G. used to sing about: "More money, more problems." We're assuming that by success Bruce is talking about a a common benchmark of success, money. While money can pay the bills, too much money can create more problems than it solves. Of course, only a rich person would think this way. Perhaps it's better to think of success in another way. Your success in life ought not to be defined by a number on a bank receipt.

When you're watching Bruce Springsteen perform on stage, make sure to pay close attention to the things he says between songs. He's been from the bottom of the barrel to the cream of the crop, and everywhere in between, so he has a lot of wisdom to share with anyone who is eager to listen.

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