“Don't you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?” ― Søren Kierkegaard . . . . Will
Oh my god don’t buy your guns hero yal
Always will be one of my favorite Bruce albums. Dark, simple, cruel and perfect. I learned and still play each of these songs on my guitar. Personally, I liken the album to the musical equivalent of The Grapes of Wrath.
Here's a poem inspired by Nebraska and Earnest Hemminway's The Killers Shake It Up Forget the logistics when I'm Tucumcari. Hit some Indian bars. Lay up with some homegrown girl. Buzz round the flowers, Get my drift. Shouldn't shot up that place in West Texas. I knew that old lady scream for sure. Floyd, You done messed up again.Fucking half wit, I took my chances. Fuck it anyhow. Shake it up. Run Arizona Like a sidewinder slim, Get you back to par By California. Fuck the furlough jim, I got Cobol On my mind. Ah- clean you Up for down there. It's all Black and white to guys Like us. Let's hit this place, I gotta leak. Let's go numb nuts. The women drip class down there. Long ladies With a taste for the Finer things. You know Who's got a plan? That's Right you retard, I got a plan. A fucking can't miss. If bot will ask questions later. You get my drift Copernicus. We're tied to The wheel my brother. Shit, we was tied when We popped out that old lady. Only we didn't know it then. Your to dumb to notice, And I'm to tired to care. Let's roll. By TJ STRUSKA
Pure American music...
Life in a nutshell
En souvenir de mes années de jeunesse a Dakar Plateau
What a stupid song. A disgrace to all the victims. Plus terrible singing and the harmonica made my ears bleed...eww.
Stark, desolate and haunting, like a barren Nebraska cornfield in January. A perfect portrait of Charles Starkweather.....TJ STRUSKA
Bruce... La musica della coscienza che ci brucia dentro
Those last lines are so impactful.
the man that sees beauty in whats darkness to the unaware
Great album, bought it back in the day, not many people today have the patience to listen to a full album, just flip from one crap to another crap modern computer algorithm based songs
I can really relate to the struggles of bruce springsteen in my songs google riel boire and you will see god bless
I once requested this song on a college radio station. The DJ said I was a little different.
I hope everybody knows its about charles starkweather.
2019 still in love
.. there's just a meaness in this world..
I bought Nebraska on vinyl from the only record store in our town. I still remember flipping through albums in the bins and when I came across Nebraska there was something about that cover that I had to buy it. I wasn't even aware of Springsteen at the time. I took it home and just loved it. It was so stark and hauntingly beautiful. The lyrics told stories and with my vivid imagination they really came to life. It had a big impact on me. Years later I would go on to write and record music of my own. My first release, Back From Gone, was chock full of songs that told stories. I wanted people to be taken for a ride like I was when I heard those songs on Nebraska so many years before.
Me atrevo a decir, con total seguridad es el mejor disco de Bruce para mí, después the River,también un gran álbum,pero este es especial 10/10
.....and on the 8th day god created Springsteen.
When I was in law school someone asked me why I defended the death penalty. I said “I guess there’s just a meanness in this world”
Was ist an einem Lied über zwei jugendliche brutale Killer schön??? Ein 18jähriger hat mit einer 13jährigen mehrere unschuldige Menschen abartig umgebracht und dann macht noch jemand ein Lied drüber... Völlig bescheuert.
Bruce Springsteen 💘💕💕💕 é o maior 💎
I'm here because I'm Johnny, I just got paroled, now they call me Johnny 33
thats kinda funny
Beautiful and sad. Love the poetry
Is it me or are the chords for this taken from ‘This Land is your Land’ by Woody Guthrie but slowed down a bit?
Awesome though isn't it..just makes it that much better
Not really. They both use the same I, IV, and V chords but that's pretty common. There are literally thousands of other songs that use the same three chords. But that's pretty much where the similarity ends between this song & Guthrie's song. They both have the same three chords but have a different progression. This Land starts on the IV chord, this song starts on the V chord.
Beauty from the bleak cold middle of America nowhere 1958
No Emmitt - I'm also listening in 2018. Best version of this gorgeous song.
Am I the only one listing in 2018
I’m come here every year in until I die
Vive l'Amérique et son peuple noir ou blanc et de toute les couleurs d'ailleurs 🐞🌞🌎 2430gaillard@Gmail. Com
Watched a documentary about Bruce a few years ago, it said that the basic old school home type tape he recorded the album on fell off his kayak and ended up at the bottom of a lake! He retrieved it and attempted to re record the album in a studio but could not match the feel so the tape that ended up in the lake is essentially what you hear!!!
I love the movie badlands of anyone hasn’t seen it check it out.
I used to stand on my front lawn, twirling my baton. Sometimes I still do.
Pj harvey Rid of Me?
I'm guessing Bruce wasn't related to any of Starkweather's victims.
I'll try anytime once
i like it i supscribed
I'm not a Springsteen "fan" but this album is amazing ...
Got here from the A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, y'all should check it out.
this is about Charles Starkweather and Carol Fugate
Just reading through some of the comments and someone has said they like Bruce's music but not his politics?? Is there not a contradiction in there as a lot of his music stems from his beliefs???
Wouldn't have thought of posting it, since I thought it was well-known and obvious, but some of the comments below prompted me to. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badlands_(film)
For me top 10 songs ever..
This is so disturbing yet beautiful.
Esta buena canción la compuso BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN y la canto y la publico en el año 1982
Natural Born Killers.
Better harmonica player than Dylan. There, I said it.
Charles starkweather and caril Anne fug ate committed their crimes right after ed gein committed his.
Bruce Springsteen's main inspiration for the song was not only Charles Starkweather but the song Frankie Teardrop by Suicide(which is about a factory worker who ends up killing his wife and son after being fired and evicted) was an inspiration for Bruce to write this song!
John Lennon loved Bruce Springsteen...thats enough said really right there!!! You rock Bruce!!!!!!!
Tim Fitzpatrick John Lennon was a piece of shit
to listen in silence
is this about bonnie nd clyde
Bruce Game This is about Charlie Starkweather and his girl There is a movie about it called Badlands. This song and Badlands are the best portrayals of the tragic story.
love the offer. love this song. 💘 Bruce.
Thank you dad for showing me what music truly is
only Bruce can make you feel something for a murderer
Check out Billy Austin by Steve Earle..
Daniel Didit I came here to say that, I'm happy somebody already did.
Sorry I meant Fugate
The only feeling I have for Starkweather is one of disigust. My sympathy is with the victims and I include Caril Ann Felgate as one of his victims
Alex Taubin sufjan stevens came pretty close
Bruce just on The Late Show w/Steven Colbert and said this was in his top 5 favorite songs. Also Thunder Road, Jungleland, and Born To Run, all from my favorite Springsteen album. First heard it when it came out all those years ago. Dylan just awarded Nobel Prize this AM. Bruce far behind?
His voice has a spiritual quality. There's an exquisite blend of romance and horror and in this song
Happy 34th to this album
"Well, sir, I guess there's just a meanness in this world" might be the most terrifying line ever recorded in a song.
Why? Don't you know what humans are? I been kicked around by em too long to be afraid anymore. All I am now is tired. I don't know who has it worse: you or me.
Evil is not some abstract concept but a Personal malevolent force on this Earth. You don't have something like the Holocaust because of wrong thinking or poor social conditions.
Yes, James, the whole age-old problem magnificently distilled into a few short words. Despite the best efforts of the pseudo-intellectual analysts (who have carved lucrative careers for themselves by offering solutions that turn into dust) the simple fact is that there have always been, and always will be, nice people in this world and bastards. The big mistake is to try to understand and psychoanalyse the bastards. Don't waste valuable time and money - just remove them from the planet.
doesn't anybody ever recheck the lyrics again' the song before publishing it? jeesh
+Mark Winberry Ah that makes sense lol. It's my favourite Springsteen album.
@Steven Campbell lol no I was referring to the lyrics in the description. I was following along with the song and they were clearly wrong. It's not like you can't understand the singing. It's not like it's heavy metal and You need to guess. Haha
+Mark Winberry I thought you were referring to the intensity of the lyrics obviously wrong lol
@Steven Campbell well I wouldn't go that far but what does that have to do with my question.
It's probably the most brutal song ever recorded and it's amazing.
Being born and raised in the great state of Nebraska myself, I can tell you Bruce captured the mood brilliantly. The cover of the album alone says a great deal. Good stuff.
You are correct, Heather. My mother and father grew up in small, Nebraska towns and were teenagers when Charlie and Caril went on their infamous crime spree. Farmers formed shotgun wielding posse's looking for the two of them. It was a crazy ordeal that had the entire state in panic mode until they were finally caught. I graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, where Charlie attended and eventually dropped out. Though obviously at different times
Tyler Harrington I did not know that. Thank you
Elizabeth Smisek it actually has a LOT to do with Nebraska... the song is about Charles Starkweather who along with his young girlfriend Caril Fugate , from Lincoln Nebraska went on a killing spree in 1958 murdering eleven people beginning with Caril's parents and 2 yr old baby sister. They went on the run killing ppl along their way through Nebraska to Wyomimg, and baffling the police. They were finally caught in the badlands of Wyoming and Charles Starkweather went to the electric chair.
Tyler Harrington Umm.... do you know what he's singing. It's about him going on a murder rampage with his love. It has nothing to do with Nebraska....
Tyler Harrington sounds shitty
wow GO GO GO BOSS
Oh Dear God, this so Americana...
Oh they're so good at copying huh. 😒 steal my girl is still better.
You do realize this song was written 44 years before steal my girl, before those twats in one direction were even born
I usually listen to death metal but this rocks
Opening song of a masterpiece album!
a bleeding song of violence from Bruce at his best
Lyra Greene was here.
From the New Years Eve 1980 show, one of his best a 3 hour 45 min marathon.
All music is inspired, however some is much more so than others. Bruce is one of the best. Incorporate inspiration into your life today. *Go to the truthcontest,com website and read The Present.*
Thaddeus Vixon. Traduzir
the baseline for this song is simply amazing! gives me chills!
Amo sta canzone
"about Alex" movie sent me here
@kat wellington do you have any more info on the story about the desk? What you wrote about your grandfather and now father having the gas station desk the Bruce Springsteen sings about in "Nebraska" just blew me away.
My Granddad had the desk of the gas station attendant who was killed by Starkweather, where Starkweather, after killing the gas station attendant, put his feet up on the desk, smoked a Lucky Strike cigarette and then put it out on the desk. My father still has it to this very day. Its very chilling to even walk past the desk sometimes.
A symbol of others pain....and it seems you look at it as a pop relic in memory of some evil person's hate and indifference to another's life. Glad you are so proud to own it.
ummm..... he was killed in a vacant field. no desk around..... so.......
Kat Welander If your father ever wants to sell that desk, I want it.
Bleak, beautiful, brilliant. Bruce.
Simply perfect put.
so haunting, we are travelling with the music, we're watching a white grey endless landscape.
great Sunday album
I totally agree Jordan especially as its Sunday.
Bob Dylan Poetic Story Teller 1. “Tangled Up in Blue” 2. “Hurricane” (written with Jacques Levy) 3. “All Along the Watchtower” 4. “The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll” 5. “Simple Twist of Fate” 6. “Isis” (written with Jacques Levy) 7. “Joey” (written with Jacques Levy) 8. “Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts” 9. “Sara” 10. “Ballad Of Hollis Brown” Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Ballad Of A Thin Man Lo And Behold! Visions Of Johanna Desolation Row Only A Pawn In Their Game The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) Black Diamond Bay (written with Jacques Levy) Talkin’ World War III Blues 4th Time Around Masters Of War
superbe chanson !!!! et cet harmonica, cette chanson a inspire Sean Penn pour son premier film Indian Runner , si vous l'avez pas vu je vous le conseille vivement :)
ah oui je me suis trompee, en tout l'album est superbe comme le film :)
Highway Patrolman,Emilie, non Nebraska