Bohemian Glade

“The polarization of the country has gotten so extreme, that people want to force you into being either a phony “patriot” or an “apologist” Nuanced political dialogue or creative expression have been hamstrung by the decay of political speech and it’s infantilised our national discourse. I can’t go for that and I won’t write that way.” Bruce Springsteen, 2012

At the center of Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics is his own personal and eloquent dismantling of the American dream, which he witnessed turning into a nightmare over the course of his life. (He calls it the distance between the American reality and the American dream) His own success story, to him, is just a lucky anomaly, while countless other people have suffered increasingly over the last 30 or so years. In one of his early songs from the seventies, “the Promise”, he sings :”I feel like I’m carrying the broken spirits of…

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Posted on November 12, 2012, in Art, USA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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