Sevens :: Bruce Springsteen — Dream Baby Dream (Suicide Cover)

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.)

Though it’s no fault of his own, any time Bruce Springsteen sings a phrase like “Come on baby, you gotta dream, baby, dream,” it’s gonna sound hopeful. It’s gonna sound like a heartfelt plead, and it’s gonna run right up to the border between profound simplicity and simple platitude.

Such is the case in The Boss’s live version of proto-punkersbecome a member or log in.