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Music Monday heats up with Bruce @Springsteen

Another interesting week has passed. Another is heating up.

“One Step Up” by Bruce Springsteen encapsulates the turmoil of a relationship between a man and a woman, but it can easily extend beyond this pairing.

Different belief systems and political affiliations are creating ever-increasing turbulent relationships.

This song reflects how I feel about the world of late.

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One Step Up

Woke up this morning my house was cold
Checked out the furnace she wasn’t burnin’
Went out and hopped in my old Ford
Hit the engine but she ain’t turnin’
We’ve given each other some hard lessons lately
But we ain’t learnin’
We’re the same sad story that’s a fact
One step up and two steps back

Bird on a wire outside my motel room
But he ain’t singin’
Girl in white outside a church in June
But the church bells they ain’t ringing
I’m sittin’ here in this bar tonight
But all I’m thinkin’ is
I’m the same old story same old act
One step up and two steps back

It’s the same thing night on night
Who’s wrong baby who’s right
Another fight and I slam the door on
Another battle in our dirty little war
When I look at myself I don’t see
The man I wanted to be
Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
I’m caught movin’ one step up and two steps back

There’s a girl across the bar
I get the message she’s sendin’
Mmm she ain’t lookin’ too married
And me well honey I’m pretending
Last night I dreamed I held you in my arms
The music was never-ending
We danced as the evening sky faded to black
One step up and two steps back

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Born to Run is Bruce Springsteen’s new autobiography.  I gave it as a gift to my husband and he read it in a week, said it was terrific.

Consider it for the music lover in your life.

Have a good week,

eden

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Music Monday and Thunder Road

My favourite Springsteen song because I love the opening harmonica and the lyrics.

Hope you like it too,  and have a great week,

~ eden

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Music Monday and Born to Run

This past weekend, I played charades with a house full of guests. It’s been years since I’ve played the game, and this song was one of the clues.

Charades is fun, though the clues we gave were just a bit too easy. Next time, we’ll have to add in 18th century poems (by French poets) to classic films and songs. 😉

Enjoy Bruce Springsteen and hope your week is off to a running start,

~ eden

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Music Mondays and the Mystery of Mondegreens

I learned a wonderful new word recently –  Mondegreen.

A Mondegreen occurs when you mishear something, usually a song lyric. I’m a huge fan of lyrics, so this was an amusing discovery for me.

The name “mondegreen” was coined by writer, Sylvia Wright who misheard a line from a 17th-century Scottish ballad.

Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands,
Oh, where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl of O’ Moray,
And laid him on the green.

Wright heard the last line as And Lady Mondegreen instead of And laid him on the green. When she discovered the error, she named the phenomenon after the mysterious, nonexistent Lady Mondegreen.

Probably one of the most misheard lyrics belongs to Bruce Springsteen. The phrase “revved up like a deuce” (altered from Springsteen’s original “cut loose like a deuce” is slang for a 1932 Ford Coupe). It’s frequently misheard as “wrapped up like a douche.”

It’s the way I sang it for years and had no clue what it meant!

Springsteen joked it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song about a “feminine hygiene product” that it became popular.

Here’s Manfred Mann’s version of “Blinded by the Light.”

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If you have any song lyrics you’ve misheard, feel free to share them. 🙂

eden

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