Bruce Springsteen's 1975 classic "Born To Run" will forever be known as the American icon's most popular singles, and it's making headlines for a very exciting reason. A handwritten lyrics sheet of the song will be up for auction on December 5th, expecting to fetch from $70,000 to $100,000! On the sheet, it features Springsteen's own handwriting brainstorming out the verse "This town'll rip the (out your) bones from yourback / it's a suicide trap (rap) (it's a trap to catch theyoung) your dead unless / you get out (we gotto) while your young so (come on! / with) take myhand cause tramps / like us baby we were born to run".
Since the lyrics are back in the news again, we got to thinking: what are the best lines about making a getaway in "Born To Run"? Count them down with us:
3. "It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap / We gotta get out while we're young..."
During the day, Springsteen and his girl are in the rat race, but by night they dream of escaping and being free. Born to run, indeed.
2. "Together we could break this trap / We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back..."
Once again, referencing the rat race with the line aout "break[ing] the trap". Mouse traps, anyone? The Boss & his lady really need a vacation!
1. "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..."
Looks like it's not just Bruce and his gal who are looking to flee from their everyday lives: it's everybody in town!
Watch the awesomely ol-skool music video for The Boss's "Born To Run" on VEVO:
Do you have a favorite lyric line from Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run"? What is it?