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Monday Motivation: We Were Born To Run | Runner's World
This is a requirement of our licensing agreement with music Gracenote. In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines Sprung from cages on Highway 9 Chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected and steppin' out over the line Oh, baby, this town rips the bones from your back It's a death trap It's a suicide rap We gotta get out while we're young 'Cause tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Yes, girl, we were Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend I wanna guard your dreams and visions Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims And strap your hands 'cross my engines Together we could break this trap We'll run 'til we drop, and baby, we'll never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire?
Beyond the palace Hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard Girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors And the boys try to look so hard The amusement park rises bold and stark Kids are huddled on the beach in the mist I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the street tonight In an everlasting kiss, huh One, two, three, four The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness I'll love you with all of the madness in my soul Oh, someday, girl, I don't know when We're gonna get to that place where we really wanna go And we'll walk in the sun But 'til then, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Aw, honey, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Come on, Wendy, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Run Mmm Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Mmm Whoa Oh Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Written by: Bruce Springsteen. Trivia: U. In his book Songs , Springsteen relates that while the beginning of the song was written on guitar around the opening riff, the song's writing was finished on piano, the instrument that most of the Born to Run album was composed on. The song was recorded in the key of E major.
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In the period prior to the release of Born to Run Springsteen was becoming well-known especially in his native northeast for his epic live shows. The first recording of the song was made by Allan Clarke of the British group the Hollies , although its release was delayed, only appearing after Springsteen's own now-famous version. In recording the song Springsteen first earned his noted reputation for perfectionism, laying down as many as eleven guitar tracks to get the sound just right.
The recording process and alternate ideas for the song's arrangement are described in the Wings For Wheels documentary DVD included in the reissue Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition package. On January 8, , Springsteen met his manager, Mike Appel , Clarence Clemmons and the other members of his band at Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York, to rehearse two new compositions, " Jungleland " and "Born to Run", both of which were lacking lyrics.
He continued working on both songs at his home in New Jersey. The original backing track was recorded on May 21, , after rehearsal sessions. Vocals were recorded on June 26, Recording was not completed until August 6, , when mixing began on seventy-two tracks to the sixteen available at Studios, including strings, more than one dozen guitar tracks, sax, drums, glockenspiel, bass, multiple keyboards and a variety of voices.
The core instrumental backing track, which had been re-recorded, was mixed, along with numerous test arrangements, backing vocals, double-tracked vocals and strings, and finally the one chosen for release. After finally going in the can, the tapes sat for a year, waiting for the rest of the album to be completed. It became quite popular on these stations, and led to older cuts from Springsteen's first two albums being played, as anticipation built for the new album.
The song has been played at nearly every non-solo Springsteen concert since although it was not included in the Sessions Band Tour. Most of the time the house lights are turned fully on and fans consistently sing along with Springsteen's signature wordless vocalizations throughout the song's performance. The B-side was simply another cut from the album; Springsteen would not begin releasing unused tracks as B-sides until Within the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other songs, see Born to Run disambiguation. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
What, no Wendy? She's missing from original 'Born to Run' lyrics on display at Duke University
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