Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Fade Away" (1980)

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Everybody’s been there. The relationship is gone … but we wish it were otherwise. And maybe, just maybe, she’s thinking that too. In “Fade Away,” Bruce beautifully sums up the emotion soup that can result from this situation. For me, this one line says it all:

Now rooms that once were so bright are filled with the coming night, darlin’

When The River came out I had been through a couple of these things. Some will say that young love doesn’t have the weight and importance of what comes later in life. I don’t know about that. At the time, it felt like my life was coming to an end. And that nothing…nothing could be worse than what I had just been through. Of course…I was wrong.

Here’s a tremendously soulful version of “Fade Away” from way back in 1980.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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