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Bruce Springsteen To Perform In Kilkenny City This Evening.

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, the well known and much loved American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, (nicknamed “The Boss), arrives in Kilkenny city, Co. Kilkenny to perform this evening.
Hereunder is a taste of what his many fans can expect.

The River.

Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen.
Vocals: Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band. (Recorded 1979).

The River.

(In his 2016 autobiography Springsteen confirmed that he wrote the above song as a tribute to his sister and his brother-in-law.)

I come from down in the valley,
Where, mister, when you’re young,
They bring you up to do like your daddy done.
Me and Mary we met in high school,
When she was just seventeen,
We’d drive out of this valley,
Down to where the fields were green.
We’d go down to the river,
And into the river we’d dive.
Oh, down to the river we’d ride.
Then I got Mary pregnant,
And man, that was all she wrote,
And for my nineteenth birthday,
I got a union card and a wedding coat.
We went down to the courthouse,
And the judge put it all to rest.
No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle,
No flowers, no wedding dress.
That night we went down to the river,
And into the river we’d dive,
Oh, down to the river we
‘d ride.

I got a job working construction,
For the Johnstown Company,
But lately there ain’t been no work,
On account of the economy.
Now all them things that seemed so important,
Well mister they vanished right into the air,
Now I just act like I don’t remember,
And Mary acts like she don’t care.
But I remember us riding in my brother’s car,
Her body tan and wet, down at the reservoir,
At night on those banks I’d lie awake.
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take.
Now those memories come back to haunt me.
They haunt me like a curse,
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true,
Or is it something worse,
That sends me down to the river,
Though I know the river is dry,
That sends me down to the river tonight,
Down to the river.
My baby and I,
Oh, down to the river we ride-ide.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
.

END.

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