One of the founders of heartland rock, Bruce Springsteen has enjoyed one of the most prolific musical careers. The hard beats and soulful lyrics of The Boss have packed stadiums for decades. And the 73-year-old shows no signs of slowing down, even when he gets some of the lyrics wrong. As the classic rock legend inadvertently revealed in an interview, he’s not above getting lines wrong in at least one song.
He has been delivering hit after hit for decades.
Bruce Springsteen burst onto the popular music scene in 1973 with his debut albums Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey Y The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Although neither of those first two albums made him a superstar, he released a third album in 1975, and that one resonated with fans. Born to Run he introduced listeners to the signature style that would serve Springsteen well, and by the end of the decade, he was officially one of the most popular artists.
The ’80s saw him become an even bigger star, with songs like “Dancing in the Dark” and “Cover Me.” According to IMDb, though Springsteen’s popularity dipped a bit in the early ’90s, by the end of the decade, he was back on top, headlining major tours and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has remained a huge star ever since, constantly releasing albums and touring with his group, the E Street Band.
Bruce Springsteen Shocked to Learn He’s Been Singing the Wrong Lyrics to ‘Thunder Road’
In 1975, Bruce Springsteen released “Thunder Road” as the opening track on the hit album. Born to Run. Although the tune was never released as a single, it is closely associated with Springsteen and is considered one of Springsteen’s best songs. Despite that, he is not very familiar with the lyrics of the song.
In a recent interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host asked Springsteen to clarify a line in the song. Some people think the lyrics are “screen door slams/Maria’s dress swings,” while others think it’s “screen door slams/Maria’s dress flutters.”
“I knew you were going to ask this question, so I came prepared,” Springsteen told Fallon as he pulled out a copy of the album and prepared to read the lyrics.
However, the artist was surprised when the lyrics he read from the liner notes were not what he has been singing in live performances: “’The screen door slams.’ I’ve been singing ‘sways’ for almost 50 years. ‘Screen door slams/Mary’s dress flutters!’” Springsteen exclaimed.
“This is wrong. I’m telling you this is wrong,” he added jokingly. “How did that happen?”
Fallon admitted that he was more confused than before and the audience laughed hysterically.
Bruce Springsteen also revealed that he is a fan of Taylor Swift
Springsteen has remained a vital force in music in part because of his willingness to appreciate other artists and creators. In the same interview with Fallon, the rock icon acknowledged that he is embarking on a big tour at the same time as Taylor Swift.
Springsteen revealed that he will even attend a performance during the pop star’s Eras Tour. “My daughter is going to make sure I’m on the Taylor Swift show,” he said.
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