“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run. Buy at B&N Today!
2. Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run" (1975) Bruce Springsteen has stated that he wrote "Born to Run" as a last-ditch effort to become a true star. His first two albums had been critically acclaimed but didn't sell particularly well. The song is essentially a passionate, heroic love letter to a girl named Wendy. The imagery in the song is powerful with "kids huddled on the beach in a mist" and "highways jammed with broken heroes."