August 3, 2021

The lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road” will be corrected

46 years after its release, a line from the lyrics to the song “Thunder Road” by acclaimed American rock artist Bruce Springsteen will be edited. It is the first track from the legendary 1975 album “Born To Run,” the third studio album in the artist’s career, which has come under scrutiny since its release due to its front line.

Official versions of the song’s lyrics, including the original 1975 vinyl print and Springsteen’s official website, which was updated in 2021, state that the first line of the song is: “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves ”(The screen door slams, Mary’s dress flutters”).

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During the last weeks, a debate on the subject of Springsteen has been unleashed on the Internet, as many of her fans assure that Mary’s dress actually “rocks” (sways instead of waves). Even The New Yorker did an investigation in which they spoke with Jon Landau, one of the producers of the album “Born To Run.”

“The word is ‘swing’ (sways),” said Landau, ensuring that any errors that appear in the official Bruce Springsteen material will be corrected. Even Variety has pointed out that the lyrics for “Thunder Road” on the singer’s official website have changed the lyrics from “waves” to “sways.”

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“That’s the way he wrote it in his original notebooks, that’s the way he sang it on ‘Born To Run’ in 1975, that’s the way he’s always sung it in thousands of performances and that’s the way. in which he sings it now on Broadway ”, Landau pointed out about this correction in the song’s lyrics.

Recently, Bruce Springsteen has indicated that he hopes to resume his tours in 2022, in case the conditions of the pandemic improve. Meanwhile, the acclaimed artist continues his residency at the St. James Theater in New York’s Broadway neighborhood.

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