Bruce Springsteen has finally settled a nearly 50-year debate over the lyrics to his song “Thunder Road.”
The song’s words have been a source of frustration for fans after the lyrics in Springsteen’s memorabilia appear to have different lyrics.
Last year, debate reignited on social media after two handwritten copies of texts containing different words were sold.
Some sources state in the opening text: “The screen door bangs, Mary’s dress sways”
Elsewhere it says: “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress blows”
Now Springsteen has finally settled the debate. Appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon On Monday (November 15) the singer brought an original copy of his 1975 record to explain the confusion.
“This record is almost 50 years old,” Springsteen said before Fallon got on his knees to beg him to put the fans out of their misery.
According to Springsteen, the record lyrics were printed incorrectly as “waves” and he has been singing “sways” for as long as he can remember.
“That’s wrong, that’s wrong. I’m telling you, that’s wrong – how did that happen?” He laughed before throwing the record away.
The 73-year-old wondered how such a mistake could have happened when he was so meticulous back then.
“50 years ago I was a sociopath. I was obsessed with every single detail that had anything to do with music: my album, my album cover, my lyrics,” he said.
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“I’ve gone through everything with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is perfect and absolutely accurate.”
“Thunder Road” is the first track on Springsteen’s legendary 1975 album born to run. The record launched Springsteen into the mainstream and many now consider it one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/bruce-springsteen-thunder-road-lyrics-real-b2226174.html Bruce Springsteen finally reveals real lyrics to ‘Thunder Road’ after nearly 50 years of debate.