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Thread #118230   Message #2555490
Posted By: PoppaGator
02-Feb-09 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: RE: BS: New Jersey State Song
Before I even started to try selecting any particular song, my immediate reaction was that ONLY a Springsteen song would fill the bill.

"Born to Run" includes a negative thought or two, but the overall feeling and message are quite joyous. I like it!

Also, for the very many members of my (baby-boom) age group, New Jersey was a place to be born and raised and then to leave ~ at least for those of us with thoughts of attending college. For years, New Jersey was #1 among the fifty United States in exporting college students; that is, the highest ratio of college-age citizens to places at in-state institutions (Ohio was the #1 importer of out-of-state college students.)

Anyway, if "Born to Run" paints too negative a picture of The Boss's New Jersey roots, how 'bout "Glory Days"?