“Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that’s going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don’t have many illusions about this, but I’m not cynical about it.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“I have to write and play. If I became an electrician tomorrow, I’d still come home at night and write songs.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“And at the time, for one of the few times in my life I didn’t have a band, I just had myself and the guitar, so I was going to have to do something with just my voice, just the guitar and just my songs that was going to move someone enough to give me a shot. So I wrote songs that were very lyrically alive and lyrically dense. And they were unique, but it really came out of the motivation to – or I understood it was – I was going to have to make my mark that way.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“A great singer has to learn how to inhabit a song.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I think that, when you’re writing your songs, there’s always a debate about whether, is that you in the song? Is it not you in the song?”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I studied other singers, so I would learn how to phrase, and learn how to breathe. And the main thing was, I learned how to inhabit my song.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“For me, once I count the band in, and I delve deep into my song, I feel a certain sort of integrity and integration that I rarely find in my daily life.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Me and crazy Janey were making love in the dirt singing our birthday songs.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Sometimes I do an automatic songs, songs that you don’t really think about, or work on. You just look back and it sorta surprises you.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I don’t write demographically. I don’t write a song to reach these people or those people.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Every song has a piece of you in it, because just general regret, love. You have to basically zero in on the truth of those particular emotions.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Darkness on the Edge of Town’ came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You can revisit – the wonderful thing about my job is you can revisit your 22-year-old self or your 24-year-old self any particular night you want. The songs pick up some extra resonance, I hope, but they’re still – they’re there, and I can revisit that period of my life when I choose. So it’s quite a nice experience.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“When you`re onstage you have a certain faith that somebody’s gonna yell somethin’ back. Some nights it’s louder than other nights and some nights they do, and on some songs they don’t. But that’s the idea. I think when you begin to expect a reaction from an audience, it’s a mistake.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You may not be able to hit all the notes. That’s OK. You may not have the clearest tone. You may not have the greatest range. But if you can inhabit your song, you can communicate.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“If I have a song that I feel is really one of my best songs, I like it to have a formal studio recording because I believe that something being officially released on a studio record gives it a certain authority that it doesn’t quite have if it comes out on a live album or is just a part of your show, you know.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The songs themselves do broaden out as time passes and take on subtly different meanings, take on more meaning, I find.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“”Born To Run,” that expands every time we go out. It just seems to you – more of your life fills it in, fills in the story. And when we hit it every night, it’s always a huge catharsis. It’s fascinating to see the audience singing it back to me. It’s quite wonderful, you know, to see people that intensely singing your song.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Every rock song is some variation of ‘Pull down your pants'”

 

Bruce Springsteen