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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:34 PM
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What song do you wish Springsteen would play during the Super Bowl halftime?
But probably won't

I'd love to hear him do his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home".

It's one of my favorite vocal performances of his and I'd love to see how the crowd reacts to the lyric:

"The gambling man is rich and the working man is poor."

What about you?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:36 PM
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1. "I'm sorry I can't sing tonight because I have Strep throat..."
:evilgrin:


Seriously - Bruce Springsteen is an amazing songwriter and singer - I just don't like his music.

Seems like a stand up guy though.

Same for Barbara Streisand
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:48 PM
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12. I feel the same way about Springsteen. I've just never cared much for his music.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:38 PM
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2. Spirit in the Night....
probably better in a small environment.

:)

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dusmcj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:39 PM
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3. "Porn in de USA" - the FCC needs a probe, no pun intended /nt
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:39 PM
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4. Saint in the City n/t
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:39 PM
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5. Born in the USA.
Edited on Thu Jan-29-09 02:40 PM by tom_paine
It's an anti-Bushie song.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:41 PM
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subthread: what songs do you predict he'll play.
Edited on Thu Jan-29-09 02:42 PM by onenote
I'm guessing he'll do one song (probably the title cut) off of the new album or the Rising from his last album and then Born to Run. If he does three songs, its anyone's guess what the third would be. Rosalita is an outside shot -- he rarely does it, but this is a special occasion so he might.

PS -- I seem to know more people who are looking forward to Bruce's halftime show than are looking forward to the game itself!
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:39 PM
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6. Hot Child in the City
Just kidding of course. But I have a boot of a concert in which he does it and its quite good!
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:41 PM
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7. A disco mix of Dionne Warwick's Bacharach-penned hits.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:41 PM
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8. My two favorites are oldies....
Jungle Land or Thunder Road. I'd love to hear the Rising as well.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 04:41 PM
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22. Thunder Road is awesome! nt
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 09:29 PM
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24. Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk...
Man those were some great words.
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Astrad Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:43 PM
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9. "Poor man want to be rich, Rich man want to be King...
and a King ain't satisifed until he rules everything."

Badlands
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:44 PM
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10. This has to be a challenge for the Boss
When your average concert length is 3+ hours, how the Hell do you chop that down to 15 minutes??

I don't see him doing the acoustic stuff in this setting. He'll probably open with "Born In The USA", then do a song from the new album, and follow that up with "The Rising" and more than likely "Born to Run" as the closer.

That would be typical of the Super Bowl mini-set that is typically done. If he does something other than "the big hits", I'll be shocked, but in a good way.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:45 PM
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11. "My Hometown"
"He said these jobs are leaving, boy and they aren't coming back
To your hometown".

That song gives me the bumps.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 04:35 PM
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19. Oops - GMTA
You beat me to it and I didn't see it.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:50 PM
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13. F-- you Dubya, Right in the A--
Not really one of his songs, but I'll bet he could do it justice.

It's a composition of my own, with a variable melody and a slew of verses, but it usually ends with "Fuck you Dubya, right in the ass." Most enjoyable when I'm bicycle commuting.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:50 PM
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14. Glory Days, Dancing in the Dark, Born to Run,
The basics. It's a party.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:50 PM
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15. Prince covers ...
:hide:
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:57 PM
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16. NO Surrender... it reminds me of KErry's campaign 2004..
I hear that song and feel nostalgic and think of "what if"
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 02:58 PM
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17. "My Home Town"
Pretty much sums up the current misery.


"Now main streets whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
Theyre closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to
Your hometown......."


Though it would be funny if he just threw away the script and launched into something like "Candy's Room".

I think he wrote a new song. They briefly previewed it during the season.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 03:00 PM
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18. Rosalita...eom
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 04:38 PM
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20. that's my favorite Springsteen song
"now I know your mama she don't like me cuz I play in a rock and roll band..." Time to dig out my Ipod
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 04:38 PM
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21. "Nebraska" or "State Trooper"...that would just be fucking cool
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 05:11 PM
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23. Which is probably why he won't play them
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