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Bruce Springsteen

The Promise (4:47)


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  • "I built that Challenger by myself but needed money one day and so I sold it, lived a secret life I shoulda kept to myself but I got drunk one night and I told it" ... some of the saddest lines he has ever written imo.
  • Love this one so much. I get chills every time I hear that piano intro.
  • Someone did a lovely blogpost about this song over at One Week One Band; http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/63829787020/the-promise-18-tracks-version-recorded
  • Yes Jürgen, I also liked very much!!
  • beautiful ballad by Bruce
  • If only this had been on the Darkness on the Edge of Town album ...
  • I got a little job down in Darlington but some nights I don't go, some nights I go to the drive-in or some nights I stay home. I followed that dream just like those guys do way up on the screen and I drove a Challenger down Route 9 through the dead ends and all the bad scenes, and when the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my own dreams.
  • Part of me wishes they would have released the original full band version on 18 Tracks, because I think that version is the best, but the rerecorded solo piano version is so beautiful and heartbreaking that I can't really complain about it.
  • This song is at the end of 18 tracks. And the remote for my stereo is broken, so I have to listen through the other 17 songs to get to this gem. Gives me goose bumps
  • Great tune
  • The Boss..... at his best :-) ooooo Thunder Road
  • "Thunder road, oh baby you were so right" :(
  • his finest moment.
  • Inside I felt like I was carrying the broken spirits of all the other ones who'd lost.
  • can't decide which version is better. still, nothing but love.
  • People build careers on songs a tenth as good as this... and he only officially "releases" it now. No words for how good this is.
  • I just got shivers listening to this. Now I'm listening to Bruce's version of 'Chimes of Freedom' and I'm even getting shivers reading these comments. I can't wait for the version of the song about to be released, although I doubt it'll come close. Because nothing comes close. Simply a masterpiece.
  • Agreed...Incredible
  • One of his best! Awesome!
  • I can't hit "love" on this song as many times as I'd like to. Absolutely stunning.
  • My favourite version is the full band version on The Lost Masters.
  • one of his best, meaning of the best songs in the universe
  • This song? This is the best song.
  • Beautiful
  • This song breaks my heart
  • This song is absolutely gorgeous.
  • A great showcase of writing and singing. Awesome.
  • Best Bruce Song, period.
  • This is such a beautiful song.
  • I just can't stop listening to this one. Beyond amazing.
  • Humpf, it seems most ppl are listening to Springsteen for the wrong reasons based on the chart listing. This is what he's all about IMHO.

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