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Always liked that empty road
28. April 2019
First single from Springsteen's eagerly awaited forthcoming new album "Western Stars". If this song sets the mood for the rest of the album, then I am looking very much forward to hearing the rest. Unlike the last openers to Springsteen albums (the rockers "Radio Nowhere" and "We take care of our own"), this one is more like a slow, country meets pop waltz, delicately instrumented - featuring simple, yet poignant lyrics like "You know I always liked that empty road / No place to be and miles to go / But miles to go is miles away / Hello sunshine, won't you stay". The lyrics might sound nostalgic, and yet they offer some carefully elaborated glimpse of hope to leave melancholy, sadness (or depression?) behind... and enjoy life as it is.