A Cautious Man
October 22, 2006
Sunday Night Springsteen
Okay, so we are not even on a regular "Sunday Night Springsteen" schedule, never mind on an actual regular posting schedule.
Be that as it may, the following is a performance from August 31, 2003. That happened to be my birthday. That happened to be a concert I attended. That happened to be a great day of tailgaiting, followed by the closing night of a ten-night stand at Giants Stadium. It was a good day. You can hear the crowd sing along in this clip, which makes the song.
The song is "Jersey Girl", by Tom Waits. The original may have been ironic, but the Springsteen version is a simple tribute, and an expression of hopeful, perhaps desperate love.