Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, and the promises we make ourselvesNovember 20, 2010
I was 19 years old when Darkness on the Edge of Town was released, just back in the U.S. after nearly a year abroad. I thought I was a songwriter.
I’m not sure any record ever affected me more profoundly; to this day I feel this record in everything I write, Once I get my head around that, I’ll write about it. either here, or for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. But for now, I’m just listening to the new box set, thinking about the foreclosure of possibilities, and the liberation that sometimes brings.