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Bruce Springsteen Inspires Title, Lyrics of Country Star Eric Church’s New Single

Bruce Springsteen, Eric Church
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One of the hottest songs in country music pays tribute to one of the greatest rockers of all time. Eric Church‘s new single ‘Springsteen’ name checks Bruce Springsteen, while including many of his biggest hits within the lyrics of the nostalgic, mid-tempo cut from the ‘Chief’ album.

The critically acclaimed song smartly mixes in themes from Springsteen’s music without sounding like a script from a bad television awards show. While the Boss is his inspiration, the song is more about the memory of a girl, and a wonderful summer they spent together.

“Even though you’re a million miles away / When you hear Born in the USA / You relive those glory days / So long ago,” the singer asks before the memorable chorus.’I’m on Fire’ and ‘Born to Run’ are two other songs he mentions early in the song.

“When I think about you, I think about 17 / I think about my old Jeep / I think about the stars in the sky / Funny how a melody sounds like a memory / Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night / Springsteen.”

Rock fans will soon get a closer look at Church, known for his high-octane live shows and his rock and roll leanings. This summer he’ll play the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City, N.J. In many ways, Church is a starter drug for fans looking to get into country music while avoiding the pop and processed radio-ready material.

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