Caught in a game they’ve got no chance to win

springsteenborntorun1My son’s friend’s dad burned me a CD and this is #14. I’ve had it for a year and it’s only now sinking in.

I thought I had a handle on this guy but I guess I don’t. The talking guitars at 3:13 remind me of another tune but for the life of me…

Born to Run was cut in 1975 and this song was not on it.

Springsteen has sold 120 million albums worldwide while maintaining a singular reputation and connection with his audience and mates.

It always seems to be the last stanza, somehow.

This is a very rare gift, Kevin. Thanks.

None But the Brave, Bruce Springsteen

Tonight down on Union Street
I’m thinkin’ back baby to you and me
The way you used to be
And your words come back to me
From passing cars, their voices sing out
In empty bars where guitars ring out
We’d walk in, talk about
Who’d be the lucky ones to get out

You said
None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
Those strong enough to save
Something from what they gave

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

In dreams these nights I see you my friend
The way you looked back then
Ah, on a night like this
I know that girl no longer exists
Except for a moment in some stranger’s eyes
Or the nameless girls in cars rushin’ by
That’s where I find you tonight
And in my heart you still survive

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Who’s strong enough to save
Something from the love they gave

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Now tonight once more
I search every face on that crowded floor
Looking for, I don’t know what for
Just waitin’ to see you come walkin’ through that door
There’s a girl standin’ by the band
She reminds me of you and I asked her to dance
As the drummer counts away
I take her hand, we move away

And tonight now I see old friends
Caught in a game they’ve got no chance to win
Gettin’ beat and then playin’ again
‘Till their strength gives out or their heart gives in
Now who’s the man who thinks he can decide
Whose dreams will live and whose shall be pushed aside
Has he ever walked down these streets at night
And looked into the eyes of

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
None baby but the brave
No one baby, no one but the braaaave

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