“born To run” is an exceptional song. ginawa ito ni springsteen nung 1974 kasama ang e-street band and it took them six months to record. six months to record just one song? packingsheet! kilala kasing obsessive compulsive perfectionist si the boss at kung ano anong mga special effects ang nilagay niya sa kantang ito – mayroong mga overdubs ng acoustic guitars, boses pa yata ng mga kabayong naglalampungan at kung ano ano pang mga instrumento. in fact, ang kantang ito ay classic example ng “wall of sound” style na ginawang popular ni phil spector. springsteen’s legendary dedication to his craft paid off dahil “born to run” is probably one of the best rock songs of all time. a masterpiece that still sounds fresh today as it was when it first came out exactly 30 years ago this year. besides the excellent production of the song, it’s the lyrics that really hits you. how can you fail with lines like this
Together Wendy we’ll live with the sadness
I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul
pag sinabi mo ito siguro sa gelpren mo eh baka bigla ka niyang ayain mag sex.
“born to run” is about freedom and escape. in my mind’s eye, nakikita ko yung character sa kanta na gustong makawala sa mediocrity ng kasalukuyan niyang katayuan sa buhay. perhaps he is springsteen who at that point was a young up and coming punk from new jersey. he may even be a young kid from novaliches who decides that he must make his move or else, gutom ang aabutin niya.
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
‘Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
alam niyang may talent siya at malayo ang mararating kung mabigyan lang ng break. but he knows he has to take the first step. in life you make your own luck. kung may gusto kang mangyari sa buhay mo, kailangan ikaw ang humanap ng paraan. tulad ng maraming tao who’ve made this song their anthem, nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa kantang ito – yung mga struggles ko sa buhay, yung aking mga hopes and dreams.
Someday girl I don’t know when
we’re gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
and we’ll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
baby we were born to run
kung hindi ninyo type mag internalize sa lyrics, just get a copy of the song at patugtugin habang nakasakay sa isang mabilis na sasakyan, preferably, kotse na naka full volume yung sounds at pagtapos ay bukas ang bintana. now, that’s a totally different experience altogether.
may BORN 2 RUN PODCAST na kasama ang entry na ito para sa mga lumabo ang mga mata dahil sa sobrang pagsasaltik.