Great Quotations: Bruce Springsteen


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Bruce Springsteen

“In my dreams I’ve written many, many songs and they sound like the greatest songs ever written. I wake up, write some of these things down, and the next morning, almost invariably, these songs are total shit. In my dream I’d go, ‘This is the one that will make them forget ‘Born To Run!’ Then it’s horrendous. This is the one song that I wrote in my dreams and was actually good.”

Bruce Springsteen on the song “Surprise, Surprise,” which he performed in Pittsburgh (via


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