A Letter To Bruce From The Imaginary Mrs Springsteen, A Story Composed of Song Titles

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The content of this Hub is purely imaginary and intended to be for entertainment only. It Is Dedicated To Epigramman.

I have used Bruce Springsteen song titles to concoct a tale. I hope you like it.


Hello Bruce,

How are you? Do you miss me or is that little young groupie Back In Your Arms? I know A Good Man Is Hard To Find, but she must know You Can Look But You Cannot Touch! Please Give The Girl A Kiss for me and tell her that Come The Light Of Day, you are only My Lover Man. She will have a Lonesome Day and a Long Walk Home back to her Mansion On The Hill because I will call that Cautious Man at Murder Incorporated and her Long Goodbye is Point Blank going to be like playing Russian Roulette with The Iceman! That little Valley Girl is in for a big Surprise, Surprise.

Bruce, you are my man and she is bad for you. She has Two Faces and this is War. We all know the Wages Of Sin are The Ties That Bind our Two Hearts, me a Red Headed Woman and you with your Sad Eyes to Something In The Night. The Souls Of The Departed know you and I are Tougher Than The Rest. We live on and love harder and give No Surrender to the Seven Angels that long for our love to manifest. I can see those dead Girls In Their Summer Clothes just smiling up in Heaven. There is pretty Bobby Jean and little Sherry Darling. Can you see Mary Lou there in Maria’s Bed? They hang around in the spirit world with Mary, Queen Of Arkansas at Mary’s Place. Don’t forget that Jersey Girl, her smile was like the Light Of Day itself. That nasty Outlaw Pete saw those girls out in a Pink Cadillac and called Jackson Cage to bring Frankie and the Black Cowboys. They were Blood Brothers down in Darlington County and hung out at the Devil’s Arcade until the night they looked into Gloria’s Eyes and went Into The Fire. I think it was on Independence Day they killed those girls and threw the bodies into Galveston Bay.

Man, what humans do for lust and love. We know all about that don’t we, sweetheart? I will never forget how I loved you when we first met and raced that Stolen Car up Highway 29 and that State Trooper caught us Racing In The Street. He was hilarious with his one Good Eye. He made you Raise Your Hand because he was afraid you might have a Fuse on that old Ramrod gun. I still crack up when I think about that night. It was like Streets Of Fire.

Remember that Gypsy Biker that flew by like The Ghost Of Tom Joad? We wanted to make him our Local Hero. That dude was a Soul Driver and rode that Silver Palomino like a Spirit In The Night. We were screaming for him to Stand On It and that chopper sailed Across The Border. That biker must have had A Night With The Jersey Devil because a Highway Patrolman was waiting for him in the Badlands of Balboa Park. The last we saw of him was The Line from his bumper sticker that said this is The Price You Pay for living in The Promised Land. Then that chopper was over The Rising and into The River. Johnny99 must have welcomed The New Timer to the Land Of Hope And Dreams that night.

We were so Young And In Love or was it Something In The Night that sounded those Chimes Of Freedom so sweetly? I remember that I could Drive All Night and that muffler sparked like Dry Lightning into the Darkness On The Edge Of Town. You laughed out loud and said Don’t Look Back, never look back. We were wild as those Sinaloa Cowboys who are now doing Straight Time at Riker’s. They call that place The Dollhouse and order electronics with Spare Parts so they can build more and sell them for cigarettes.

Bruce, you are my only love. Yes, I had that French frog and a British Count but you are Born In The USA and your name is recorded in the Book Of Dreams.No one else can Cover Me like you can. I Cross My Heart and say My Love Will Not Let You Down. You are Your Own Worst Enemy and You’re Missing The Point. Youhave always been a Lucky Man and Iwant you to know that you are a Dead Man Walking and your Glory Days are One Step Up to being Over the Rise that takes you to Paradise unless you return to our happy home. But I don’t want you to feel forced. I just tell it like it is dear heart.

Bruce, you are the boss and you can stay there in Candy’s Room if you want to be The Last To Die. However I’m hoping you will take a big Leap Of Faith and show me Living Proof that you can Walk Like A Man. I know What Love Can Do but When You’re Alone and When You Need Me, just remember You’re Missing me, not her. Oh darling, I know It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City of dreams. You swear loyalty to me but I fear you wear a Brilliant Disguise!

I will always be your Queen Of The Supermarket and I am I’m Goin’ Down without you here so come back and Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin). We loved grocery shopping together didn’t we? We bought wine and cheese and sharp knives to cut it with.

Darling, we certainly have seen Better Days. Remember the 4th of July at Asbury Park? Then we went Further On Up The Road and made love in that abandoned Factory? We hoped we made a baby and even Gave It A Name. You wrote a song for that imagined little girl. It was Cynthia, and you told my flat belly, I’ve Got A Crush On You.

Then we took the Downbound Train and we were so very Happy to be Dancin’ In The Dark. But now all these years have passed and I’m Goin’ Down to The Land Of Hopes And Dreams.

No Bruce, my Daddy isn’t home, he left me all alone and I can’t go anywhere. He went away and the last thing he said was, "There's one thing I know for sure girl. I don't give a damn." You still have my car too. I tried public transportation like many here in American Land but when a drunk man asked Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street I knew I was in the wrong place. Then there was that Incident On 57th Street. Did you see it on the news? CNN asked all the bus riders for an interview and I just stared back. Do I look like someone who cares?

Oh, I know I have another man right now. But he only wears white coats and must be a dope pusher because he tried to give me pills. Bruce, please know he is good to me but doesn’t do those things, you know the ones that you do to me. Like fix my car. That Triumph TR7 means a lot to me and I love to drive it fast, real fast. Don’t you just love a five speed? Do you think my car will be back here by tomorrow? Man, I haven’t even gone shoe shopping for days now. I have been missing you since you went on tour. I know you want me to fly out there and see you. Is Santa Ana Where The Bands Are playing now? The City has another angel with you there. Has it rained in Southern California for you? Sometimes I miss you so much. It’s like someone took a knife and cut a six inch valley through the middle of my skull. My heart is broken and this valley is inhabited by Devils and Dust. I got a bad desire for you, I’m On Fire. Bruce, With Every Wish, I am Working On A Dream to be with you again. When The Lights Go Out and When You’re Alone is that When You Miss Me?

I think only of you and this freight train that runs through my head, reminding me of the times we were Living On The Edge Of The World. It felt like a Secret Garden of our own. I can still hear you whisper Linda Let ME Be The One. My name is not Linda, now is it? Your breathe on my skin was The Promise of My Beautiful Reward for giving you my Better Days. My best was never Good Enough though and you became Blinded By The Light and left me to walk The Streets Of Philadelphia all alone. Men like you were Born To Run and you all are Blood Brothers here in the Jungleland of love and loss. Bad boys like you never need a Human Touch, do you? You all carry Hearts Of Stone while girls like me have a Hungry Heart.

Oh! Still I Wanna Marry You and I Wanna Be With You. Darling, I’m Countin’ On A Miracle here. I’ll Work For Your Love and If I Should Fall Behind please Lift Me Up. I need Living Proof and it has been a Long Time Comin’. Out there where the Streets Of Fire keep you Trapped and we are Worlds Apart, remember although My Best Was Never Good Enough, I tried. I even agreed to marry you, didn’t I?

We were watching TV on the sofa and we had 57 Channels(And Nothin’ On), then you just up and said, “Let’s get married.” It was one of my Better Days and, Sandy was there to witness to the nuptials. Her boyfriend didn’t like you much and Adam Raised Cain and dragged her All The Way Home to Atlantic City. And All I’m Thinkin’ About is how we have All That Heaven Will Allow. Leah and Pony Boy, aka Johnny Bye-Bye went off to the County Fair after the reception. They said we all were Growin’ Up. That freaked you out and you said Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart but I’m A Rocker whose Living On The Edge Of The World. You said you had some Loose Change over there Down At My Father’s House. It was built by Part Man, Part Monkey if you believe my brother Wild Billy’s Circus Story. Growing up there was like living in a Lion’s Den until you walked up to me at the Car Wash and called me Baby. My friend was there too and Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own but I took you because I need A Reason To Believe and we went off together to our Real World.

Actually, it was Reno where we loved those Restless Nights away and sang Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) and Rendezvous. We were Working On A Dream while we would Rockaway The Days. I held you close and said, "Take me now baby here as I am."

We lost our shirts in the casinos but that was the Roll Of The Dice. At night I would wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the middle of my head. Only you could cool my desire then and to this day that has never changed.

Bruce, do you remember the little wedding chapel and the minister dressed like Elvis? Truly A Good Man Is Hard To Find! He sang When The Lights Go Out in Georgia, Working On The Highway and Be True. It was more like A Wreck On The Highway, but we got married anyway and became The Honeymooners. Man those were the Glory Days when we danced under an Empty Sky on the roof of that skyscraper.

Back then I would have made love to you anywhere at all. In my City Of Ruins or My Hometown, even in Nebraska (which I hate) and I longed to love you while Kingdom Of Days sang a New York City Serenade in the Big Apple.

Then we traveled to California and I thought there were My Lucky Day had arrived but Magic is in the air out there. You became a Man At The Top and you, My Beautiful Reward put me Out In The Street. I got a job at the Paradise club which was Open All Night. Let me tell you, None But The Brave or desperate went into Candy’s Room. That chick held every John to a Code Of Silence and many went Missing or washed up on Matamoros Banks. I saw those crime scene people Meeting Across The River. A woman was with them and I thought that is a Man’s Job. But Nothing Man could do was going to bring Life Itself back to those guys.

You traveled a lot, made a TV Movie called Tunnel Of Love and performed in Viva Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day. I bought Used Cars that kept breaking down from Zero and Blind Terry who used to live in Youngstown Ohio. They told me they kept in touch with you and that You’ll Be Comin’ Down over there on Cadillac Road. Knowing you, I thought, you will be singing The E Street Shuffle and drinking Two For The Road. You always loved Jack Daniels and drank until they Shut Out The Lights. Do you still Prove It All Night?

Oh my Bruce, my darling, this is The Wish I have for us. Leave this lonely Thunder Road out here in the west and don’t be Trapped in This Hard Land anymore. They told you This Land Is Your Land but Tomorrow Never Knows or tells about all the Trouble In Paradise. We are Worlds Apart and I Ain’t Got You so it is All Or Nothin’ At All because darling, you and I were Born To Run so Bring On The Night before I Fade Away. For you I am Waitin’ On A Sunny Day and When You Need Me I will still be waiting For You. Don’t you know This Life holds no joy for Two Hearts apart. So I am Working On A Dream to bring us back together. So you can tell The Wrestler you hired that I’ll Work For Your Love and he can be Held Up Without A Gun. The other personality is out and Kitty’s Back and With Every Wish I wish the day is getting closer and is going to come true. I am going to make you happy when we are Livin’ In The Future.

Do you hear that Thundercrack? It is Living Proof that all these Loose Ends are getting tied up. It won’t be long now until I am Back In Your Arms. I know you are thinking about catching the six o’clock Leavin’ Train. You should know they have had a little Fire down at the station and some are Lost In The Flood of debris from the explosion. I heard your little Angel was there and She’s The One whose plastic surgeon enhanced American Skin took you from me. She planted the Seeds of distrust when she wrote Terry’s Song and made it a Seaside Bar Song. I believe she is floating in Trouble River and those Los Angeles Hearts Of Stone won’t see her sparkling anymore on the boulevard.

Now that we can Take ‘Em As They Come, I will be waiting for you sweet man. Because The Night the Bishop Danced in all that Big Muddy water trying to put out the fire, you were freed to return to me. I will be waiting here in this Lucky Town for you, dreaming of our Paradise By The “C”.

You lover forever, the Princess.


Hello Sheriff. This is Bruce Springsteen’s agent. That woman has gone crazy. I told you From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come). This lady has been to The Last Carnival and needs your Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out cooler in the psych ward. She has got Mr. Springsteen ready for her to have The Big Payback. He is done being nice to her. So arrest this woman and throw away the key! No, I Wish I Were Blind if I am lying. He has never met this stalker. She called a talk show that was interviewing him. Hmmmm? It was Radio Nowhere. Thanks Sheriff, you are a Real Man. I have to be Goin’. Cali is outta here! Have a great day and don’t forget she is The Hitter that started The Fever out in Philly that took out the road crew. Oh, she also said Jesus Was An Only Son, whatever that means. Let me know when you have her locked up tight. I am getting around the clock security in the meantime. Goodbye now Sheriff.


The End


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Great Rock Star in the Sky! Hyph, what you have written here is stunning. You have outdone yourself when I didn't think that was possible. This is a Hub masterpiece where all your many creative talents have gelled and reached new heights. Epigramman is a most fortunate dedicatee. A thousand kudos Hyphenbird.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Incredible! This obviously took a tremendous amount of time, research and pure talent to accomplish. Just amazing. Epi will be so honored and pleased. What a great way to honor our dear Epi Man! voted up and punched the buttons one and all across the board.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well epi says this is just so epic in every sense of the word - I am so very proud of you my lovely Miss B aka Mrs. Springsteen - I did something similar many years ago with the Gerswhins (George and Ira) and submitted my song title collage to a local newspaper and won two tickets to the Broadway musical My One and Only starring Tommy Tune and Twiggy.

And my musical relationship with Bruce goes back to 1978 when I first saw him and the E Street Band at the old Maple Leaf Gardens on the Darkness on the edge of town tour - I rememeber him playing for over 3 and a half hours - and I have seen him 4 times since ......my favorite album by the way is Nebraska - and my favorite hub on Springsteen is this one - why? because the lady behind this pen and idea is a true fan herself, certainly knows her (great) music and is one of my favorite hub personalities and writers ......in three words of gratitude and humility for my dedication - bravo and thank you !!!!

I will be posting this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here so more people can appreciate your labor of love and all of your hard work from a true fan and a great lady!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Alastar. How in the world are you? I have been going through a period of insomnia and am getting creatively crazy! Right now it is 11:30pm and I am rocking and writing to Eric Clapton. As much as I love Bruce, I needed a break after writing that Hub! Whew... I am so glad you liked this one. It was very difficult and thankfully I know the music. That helped a lot. I just hope I don't get reported as a stalker. lol That is why I put on the disclaimer. I must admit, it felt really weird when I was cutting out letters from the newspaper to make the photo.

Mr. Epi and I both love Bruce Springsteen and that is why this is dedicated to him. I hope he likes it! Have a great night.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Ho pooh. I thank you so much for your kindness. this really was fun and I needed a change after the most recent Hub that was so serious. Thanks for checking in and reading my "letter" to my man:)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello there epigramman. So you approve? I am relieved and happy. I will pour a nice glass of vino to celebrate. It is good to know your history with the Boss. He is an incredible talent and gives a fantastic concert. He is one of those artists that give everything in him to the song. Actually it is hard to choose a favorite but I would have to go with Born In The USA.

And you are my favorite groupie. Perhaps I will meet you at a concert one day.

Please do post on FB. I am all for publicity! Have a great night friend.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I'd love to be your groupie and spend an evening with you drinking fine wine and eating cheese and watching great films and listening to great music - by the way - what 'period' Clapton are you listening to tonight - and did you receive my surprise video offering?


lilyfly 5 years ago

You go Girl! I love it when a person is passionate about an artist, and I am willing to make an absolute fool out of myself for the worthy, but I suspect I'm a fool anyway! I never got into Bruce because his songs happened every other minute in Pennsylvania when I lived there, but I know he's a genius!

There's a couple of actors and musicians I would shake my panties for... but the restraining orders keep me from doing it! Haha! (joking) Try to find Steven Brand, Sean Pertwee and Jason Levitt, OMG, I would be their slave! Ah, lovely hub! lily


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Epi, I did receive your video gift and thank you kindly for it. I was going to send you an email but tired at last and fell into bed. Great Performances had a two hour special featuring Mr. Clapton in concert with several other amazing artists. My little boy sleeps through anything so I cranked it up and enjoyed while catching up on Hubs. Isn't life grand when a girl has got a groupie, wine and cheese, great films and talented folk for entertainment?


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epigramman 5 years ago

...oh yeah Miss B - I have those performances on DVD - I believe you are referring to the Eric Clapton Blues Guitar festival each summer in Chicago - I have all three 2-dvd sets and they're just amazing ...... sounds like 'your' groupie is inviting you over .......


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Lily. So you walked those streets where his boots have trodden. You are a lucky girl indeed. This entire Hub began just because......

I do adore Mr. Springsteen and Epi and I were going back and forth in tribute to him. Next thing I knew this was in the works. Amazing what the mind contains, huh? Thanks for checking in. I am going to find some of your faves and listen today.


Motown2Chitown 5 years ago

Hypenbird, your talent is amazing! I wish that I had the poetic gift to be able to do something like this. You continue to impress and astonish me with your talent. My dear sister, I'm so glad to know you!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

A great tribute to our Epi and “The Boss.” I met Bruce once eons ago; a friend of a friend invited us to a party after a concert. Those were “the days,” and ones I can’t say too much about. I will never forget how very nice he was (and sexy too). Excellent hub!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Hyphenbird WOW this is so very well written and amazing, you done a awesome job putting this together !

Awesome and vote up !!!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Well, this certainly was a labor of love. Very clever. Now, I'll go vote.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Hyphenbird,

What a delightful medly of loose associations from THE BOSS...! I love this and all that is BRUCE! I never gave Nebraska a chance until I recently heard "Highway Patrolman" and just fell in love with his ability to spin a tale, especially with my name in it!!

This was UP and UFAB- thank you so much!

Hope you are having a great day, mar.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hyphen, This is absolutely brilliant!! The Boss is a lucky man to have you as a fan.

Cheers


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Fun hub! I saw Bruce at Madison Square Gardens in NY. Quite a show! You are quite a fan!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Wow! Hypenbird this work is amazing. I think Bruce would be proud. Great job on listing these... many of my favorites. I like Bruce & the E-street band as well.

This was creative and fun, a welcome break. Thanks!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Epi, just my luck. I get an invitation and don't check in until too late. I am not sure which one it was but I had a great time listening.

Hi there Mo. I am glad you like this. It was fun to put together but I was whipped afterward. lol I also feel honored to know you.

Hi Genna. Yeah, some of those old days are now kept discreetly under cover. But for the Boss, I would disgrace myself. He definitely is very sexy. Ahhhh.

Thanks Kashmir. It is good to see you here. I am so happy that you like this tribute to the Boss.

Mckbirdbks, some call me clever, some call me crazy. Thanks for the votes.

To everyone" I appreciate you and thank you all for being faithful followers and taking time to visit and comment.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Good morning always. Thanks for the great comments. The Boss is so very cool, even now that he is older.

Hello Truckstop Sally. My last Hub was so serious. IT was good to have something fun. I sure wish I had been there at Madison to see Bruce. You and I could have shouted down the lights!

Hi Faithdream. I appreciate you so much. This was indeed a labor of love. I was concerned it wouldn't make sense and kept going back over and over again. Perhaps I should send it to Bruce. haha

Hey Marcoujor. Glad you found my little ditty fun. I am glad you listened to Nebraska. Bruce really can spin a lifelong tale into a song. Have you listened closely to The River?

Thanks for dropping by everyone. I appreciate each one of you very much..


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hyph,

I LOVE my long, peaceful car rides to class, and I am the best singer I know (in private!) So I am ever so grateful for the recommendation. I order 5-6 CDs at a time and intend to add The River to my current list!

Have a lovely day, mar.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Woweeeeeee!!! Superb!!!! My luck to you!!!! Yaaayyyy!!

MM


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

You are welcome Marcoujor. And I am a great solo singer too. It really isn't hard to be the best when one is alone. lol

Hi Maggie-May. You made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the great cheers. I just love you:):)


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Oh, you’ve done this one absolutely brilliant. Many years ago I loved doing just this – writing stories with the titles of songs, so I know it is not as easy as it appears to be. Voted UP and awesome!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello there Martie. I'm so glad to see you. This is fun work isn't it? Perhaps you might post some for our reading pleasure. My honor is that you found this a great write. As long as you feel that way, my exhaustion was worth it. Thanks for the votes.


Motown2Chitown 5 years ago

I can't even believe for a minute that this could be easy, Hyphenbird and Martie. You both have my hat tipped to you.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Wow Hyphenbird that was amazing !!!! Keep churning them out and I will definitly carry on reading.

I vote up and up.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Eiddwen. I am thrilled you liked it. I thank you for being a loyal and faithful reader and appreciate the votes.


Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

Wow!! This is packed full of his awesome song titles and a few lyrics thrown in, Bruce has long been a favorite of mine. Way to rock it!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Thanks so much Lynn. It was great fun to write albeit tiring. I like the addition of some lyrics myself. I might go back and add more. What do you think?

I appreciate the accolades.


jt 5 years ago

I have just one word for this hub======AWESOME!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

jt, you are so very kind. Can you tell that I kinda like The Boss?


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Wow Wow Wow...what a great hub..so creative and just plain GOOD!!! I remember most of those songs and have always loved him too..something about him..Thank you Hyp for a great great write..you did awesome!

Sunnie


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Sunnie. At one of his concerts he made a joke about a woman being a stalker. I need to find that and post it as the video. I will do that today. hehe I may be warped.

Thanks for your great comments. I was hoping I wasn't writing gobbledegook. I am SO glad you liked it.


Motown2Chitown 5 years ago

Hyph, I can't imagine you being a stalker in any sense of the word...a dedicated fan though. :-)


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Wow, now this is impressive! The Boss lives, don't know how he got that title, but I'm sure you do! Great tribute Hyphenbird


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Mo, it did feel stalker like when I cut out those letters to make the picture DEAR BRUCE. I was laughing so hard I cried.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Fossillady. Indeed my imaginary husband was awarded the moniker The Boss early in his career. He and two friends had a little trio called Earth. They played in lots of dives and clubs in New Jersey and Bruce was the one to collect the nightly pay and distribute it among the players. And so he became The Boss. That's my man, always taking charge:)

Thanks for the great comments and stopping in to visit.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

See, I knew you would have the answer, great trivia! I always like learning those tidbits...hee


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well, how is Mrs. Boss today - hope everything is going your way and that you are healthy and happy -and yes I always come back to revisit the classics ..


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

You are so very loyal Epi. Mrs. Boss is having a great day indeed. Little Boss Boy graduated from 2nd grade today with three awards of honor. And I was surprised by being awarded a pin for being a great School Volunteer helper. That was a shock. I think I was blushing as I walked up there in front of all those people.

Thanks for checking in.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....wow that's awesome Miss B and I am so very proud of your little Boss Boy and a heartfelt congratulations to you both!!!!!


shygirl2 5 years ago

Wow, now that's a lot of work! It's no wonder you and your eyes are exhausted. Very clever and well done. : ) Liked it, Hyphenbird! : ) Voted up and awesome.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi shygirl. Thanks so much for dropping by. I am glad you like this one. As you can tell, I kind of like Bruce. Thankfully I am all recovered now. Did you watch the video? He tells a lady she has "that stalker look" and it was perfect for this Hub. I appreciate your visit and votes very much.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well how is Mrs. Boss today and how is your little boss man - and what happened to your sweet little bird - and if you sat on 'my' shoulder - I wouldn't be thinking about 'any' boss man - because I would feeling like the boss for one day - and what a nice feeling that would be! Imagine, I can see it now in lights - Epi-man is not really the boss but Mrs. Boss let him hold the 'crown' ......and dream ...... on!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello dear and funny Epi. The Boss is sleeping in someone elsewhere these days, something about a "real" wife. Go figure! And my sweet little bird is sitting outside trying to sweet talk a wild bird into his cage. He is like that, you know. You must not say such things now. What if I became YOUR stalker? Why those lights might spell out: "Dream a little dream....."

Silly man, you are such fun. I am working on a new Hub and will be back to play soon. In the meanwhile, here is a feather to remember Princess Hyphenbird:)


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epigramman 5 years ago

...still as I come back here almost every other day, an awesome display of your literary skill and talent - and so well and cleverly put together into a poetic mosiac, if you will, and believe me, I definitely will !!!!!!!

Mrs. Boss you just give me a Hungry Heart!!!!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hungry Hearts are good Epi. They keep a writer on his toes and his pencil sharpened. Thank you for revisiting this Hub. It really is fun I think. Feed that heart with some words that flow and grow into amazing Hubs. I will be online late into the wee hours tonight after the little Boss boy is asleep.


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epigramman 5 years ago

Hello Miss B ...... a neighbor told me today that Clarence Clemmons passed away - is that true? He will always be remembered for that iconic album cover with Bruce on the BORN TO RUN lp - after apparently you couldn't make the photo shoot in time ......

I hope all is well with you today my friend .....


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Yes, it is true Epi. He passed away late Saturday. It is very sad for the music world and for his family. My dear husband is distraught indeed. That album cover is one that stands the test of time. I wasn't in the picture because I was shooting it. lol

I have had a great day. I made dinner for my son in law, Parmesan encrusted Tilapia, fresh broccoli with cheddar sprinkles, new potatoes oven roasted with garden onions and yeast rolls. YUM!

How is your day up there on that beautiful lake? Wish I had a view, but a hummingbird did put in an appearance right in front of my window where the computer sits. A lovely surprise.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

What a clever hub you've written and a terrific tribute to Springsteen! That had to take a lot of thought and work. Voted up and awesome!

Jaye


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Jaye. I am so glad you liked this Hub. The Boss can boss meany day and I loved writing this little warped tribute to him. It did take a lot of research but sure was worth the work. Thanks so much for the visit and the votes.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...Hello Miss B .... I posted a video on my Facebook page that I thought you'd be interested in - and in part - it is dedicated to you. And yes I am fine - we've had a consistent week of summer weather here by the Lake of Erie in Ontario - finally - and that is the operative word for any Canadian who suffered through winter - lol - 'finally' !!!!!!

I saw a good movie last night on an old VHS tape - Magnolia - do you remember that one?

And last week I had a good report from my doctor with my annual physical examination .....he is always concerned with my high blood pressure but at the same time he is pleased that my pills are working for me. And I said to him 'Doc, what kind of pills should I take to charm a beautiful woman " - and he said - "just go to her' so Miss B - here I am!!!!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Good evening dear Epi. I am not on Facebook. I just don't have time for it. Thanks for the dedication though. I do remember Magnolia. It is a great and unusual movie. I like Tom Cruise almost always.

Ah shucks Epi, you should always follow a doctor's advice. It will do you well. I am sorry I was AWOL, this has been a very busy two days. Drink a glass of vino for me and know I wish I could see that beautiful lake that gives you inspiration every day. Have a great night. B


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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

So that's what you have been up too!!! Brilliant, my dear friend, just brilliant!!!!! Hugs!!!!!!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Thanks dallaswriter. This was a fun Hub to put together.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....just arrived home from a shopping expedition - at lake erie time 7:00pm - you say your husband Mr. Boss is out of town - gee, I'd sure like to come over and tickle your bird - with wine and cheese, of course!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

You have me giggling like a little girl. My bird is ticklish indeed. A little wine and cheese can buy a lovely evening. My Boss husband doesn't even know what he is missing. Perhaps he is not really the boss after all. hmmmm


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angoliver 5 years ago

What you have written is so brilliant!!! This tribute to The Boss is simply fantastic, voted up!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Thanks so much angoliver. This was great fun to write and I am thrilled with how people have received it. I put the disclaimer so I wouldn't get arrested for stalking. lol

Thanks for your visit and great comments. HB


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

This hub is superb! Well done! I know Bruce would be impressed with this one! I didn't know half of these song titles. I really enjoyed the way you gave him a stalker! :-)) Voted across the board!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi there Sunshine. I am a huge Springsteen fan so I knew most of the titles. I might send it to him via his website. I think he would appreciate the humor. Thanks for the votes. I am so glad you stopped by. This one seems to have been forgotten in the great world of writing.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

You should try your best to share it with him...Facebook, Twitter...you never know! It's an amazing hub! :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow this is fantastic. I have seen the boss many times in concert and he is in my top five of favorite musician/singer/song writers. I love how you put this all together and I will share this on Facebook as many of my friends are Springsteen fans.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Great hub! My family also loves it and have been sharing on FB! How creative and awesome how you put this together! Thanks - my sis in law is a huge fan and never misses a concert when he comes to St. Louis - she is all over this one:)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Thank you kindly Real Housewife. I hope it brings people back here to my HubPage website to check out more stuff. Tell your sis in law that we can stalk The Boss together! He is awesome. I appreciate your following this Hub.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

This is fabulous. I was wondering how you were going to end the hub when you mentioned you and Bruce had gotten married. Ooh, boy. Security needs to take you away. :)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

as an added comment-It's sad about his sax player dying at an age that isn't that old. The E Street band will never be the same.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Flora. It is very tragic that Mr. Clemmons died. It will indeed change the band forever. Bruce is very sad and upset. He cried in my arms just last night. Kidding, kidding! I really so love Bruce Springsteen and might actually send this to him. He probably would get a chuckle from it.

Thanks for coming by. I sure did enjoy your Beatles Hub.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....always a treat to revisit the classics - and they don't come any more classic than this hub - mostly because of the creative presence of the lovely Miss B who always puts a smile on my face whether it's at her hallowed hubspace - or mine - thanks for being in my life dear one and I will drop back over and see you on the weekend ....... lake erie time ontario canada 7:39am up early to feed the cats and see the daybreak over the lake with some very pretty classical piano music


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Good morning Epi. I was up about 7:30 also and am finishing my coffee before going on my morning walk. I walk 2 miles every morning and usually enjoy it. Every time I come to this Hub, it makes me laugh again. What fun I had writing it. I really must send it to Bruce-or deliver it personally.....

See you around HubTown this weekend.


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lambservant 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Another very creative and entertaining hub.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Still LOVE this, Hypenbird! Now I feel inspired again to write one letter to mmmm Sean Connery?.... with my favourite songs :)

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