From the first beats, Bruce Springsteen's “Born to Run” is captivating. The lyrics, the imagery, the aspiration.
In the day we sweat it out in the streets
of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory
in suicide machines
Tonight, Springsteen will perform in Boston. In honor of his visit, our production partner, WGBH Boston, is taking a closer look at “Born to Run” — and why it feels as relevant today as it did when it was penned nearly forty years ago.
Philip Martin is senior investigative reporter at WGBH, who’s talked with several Springsteen experts, fans and friends about “Born to Run” over the past weekend. He joins us from Boston.