Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen Analysis

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An Analysis of Bruce Springsteen's 'Thunder Road' In everyone's life, at some point in time, there exists a certain, natural craving for something. The longing can only be described as the desire for something more, or perhaps the desire for an adventure. Bruce Springsteen undoubtedly was either at a point like this in his life, or at least had this in mind, when he wrote the song Thunder Road. This is a song that first reads like a scenario playing out between him and a young woman named Mary. Upon listening and analyzing further, however, one will find that this song has a hidden meaning to which everyone can relate. As the lyrics begin, Springsteen sings, “The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves / Like a vision she dances across the porch…show more content…
They could “roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair / Well, the night's busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere” (Springsteen 1975). Springsteen's proposition is for Mary to come out of her house, off of her porch and take his hand for an adventure in this night. He is telling her the night is full of possibilities, and that if she will come with him, he will show her a glimpse of heaven, so to speak - “Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks” (Springsteen…show more content…
Bruce Springsteen himself, the speaker, represents a young man who is ready and wanting to take a chance. He may want a companion, so he is asking his female friend (perhaps lover) to come on an adventure with him, to hold his hand while they both take a chance. Of course, Mary is cautious, so at the end of his plea, Springsteen tells Mary to “climb in” because “It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win” (Springsteen 1975). The singer represents the anxious, confident part of all of us that believes in destiny and taking

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