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"I would like them to be untouched by that particular sadness. But that's not the way the world works."

2.27.2011

Today while channel-surfing I came upon a Vh1 program called Bruce Springsteen: A Conversation with His Fans. A woman asked him to choose a character from all the songs on his recently released cuts from The Darkness on the Edge of Town album (The Promise) that he would like his children to understand.

"'Racing in the Street' sums up a lot for me. I would like them to be untouched by that particular sadness. But that's not the way the world works. [I want them] to have that understanding without the pain, but that is not possible. [I want them] to have the resilience...to be able to navigate their way through that kind of pain because that is what we all have to do."

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