Sunday, July 17, 2005

I can't stop thinking!

So I'm in the car doing an errand, listening to the radio, and "The Ties That Bind" comes on. As I'm waiting for my favorite part of the song--Max's double snare shot under Clarence's sax solo--it hits me that this isn't a song about the romantic ties that bind: It's a song about Springsteen's (idealized) relationship with his audience. Listen to the song with that in mind and you'll agree.

Why didn't I realize this before the book was due?!