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The song depicts a young couple's romantic escape to the New Jersey city Atlantic City, but also wrestles with the inevitability of death as the man in the relationship intends to take a job in organized crime once arriving in the city. The opening lines of "Atlantic City" refer to mafia violence in nearby Philadelphia, with Springsteen singing: "Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night, now they blew up his house too." (The "chicken man"… read more


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  • Avatar for Gabriel2896
    one of the best songs ever
  • Avatar for DeThoom
    Haunting background vocals
  • Avatar for ge_mig_arsenik
    Now, our luck may have died and our love may be cold but with you forever I'll stay.
  • Avatar for jjarichardson
    Bruce was an emotionally deep lo-fi hipster before it was cool.
  • Avatar for pepworth
    Thank christ it was the bands version ;)
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    no wonder bob dylan bombed in the 80s
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    holy shit man
  • Avatar for Spece40472
    The boss !
  • Avatar for AvianCrowd0
    Just Thinking about "Clarence" ....RIP TEAR em UP!!!!
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