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The origins of the song are based in a lost and resumed friendship between Bruce Springsteen and Wrestler lead actor Mickey Rourke; Rourke told Springsteen about his comeback film and asked if Springsteen could write a song for it. Springsteen subsequently did, played it for Rourke and director Darren Aronofsky before a concert. When they liked it, Springsteen gave them the song for no fee.

It made its debut n August 2008 at the 65th Venice International Film Festival debut… read more

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  • Avatar for Moralinfrei
    I always leave with less than I had before
  • Avatar for Sound-Of-Nature
    <3
  • Avatar for Alejo_Valdez
    Piękna piosenka <3
  • Avatar for alainchaumont
    grande chanson
  • Avatar for SunshineLullaby
    Absolute embarrassment that this wasn't even nominated for an Oscar. Should've won, easily. At least the Golden Globes got it right.
  • Avatar for lilywildchild
    Lovely .... Thanks Gaz :)
  • Avatar for Smurfweight
    hmm, saw the wrestler the other day, good film
  • Avatar for loneDillo
    he just gets better with age
  • Avatar for Afangefel
    A great song for a great movie.
  • Avatar for GaryExo
    Beautiful.

Lyrics

Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free?
If you've ever seen a one trick pony then you've seen me
Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making its way down the street?
If you've ever seen a one-legged dog then you've seen me

Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler Lyrics

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