‘We’re pulling out of here to win’: Further thoughts on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’

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JOEL BERNSTEIN Bruce Springsteen performs at one of the “No Nukes” concerts in 1979. The new film and recording of Bruce Springsteen performing with the E Street Band at the “No Nukes” concerts at Madison Square Garden in 1979 includes “Thunder Road” (listen below). In it, he sings the last line as “We’re pulling out of here to win.” This inspired me to do a little research. You see, in July, I had taken a close look at the lyrics of “Thunder Road” in an NJArts.net post. And I remembered that he closes the song, on the version that is on his 1975 Born to Run album, with “I’m pulling out of her…

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