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The River

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
minor key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
a prominent harmonica part
acoustic rhythm guitars

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Best Bruce song ever
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The lyrics to this song are so f**king good Bruce is one of the best songwriters ever
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Too bad he's not like that anymore. I think he's lost touch with his beginnings. My fav Springsteen tune. I don't who NILADRI KUMAR, TALVIN SINGH are, but they did not write this song.
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Remember when the steel mills shut down and Springsteen was playing Pittsburgh and went down the river to homestead pa and made a very generous personal donation to the rainbow kitchen ffoodbank
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The River album came out the year I was born. My mother rocked me to sleep to it. I'm pretty sure this music is written on my soul.
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Sort of a simple man or workin man's blues type song, good times and freedom are elusive at best and the reality of hard times can make the peaceful river seem like a great escape.
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elcue
wow...haunti n g l y sad
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this is a great song - he really gets the whole blue collar life experience. this song just reminds so much of the way things were and people i knew in my hometown back in the 70's
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the 70's are repeating hold on tight
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life experienced ty forgot about this one
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btcassidy
A story of shattered dreams....
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jessedphilli p s
this is my favorite springsteen song. especially when he goes down to the river, though he knows it's dry. a losing proposition that his obligations require him to try.
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Down to the river we'd ride, ai yai yai.......th a t Bruce sure knows how to paint a picture with words.....

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