Sunday Song Lyric:
To celebrate Halloween, Bruce Springsteen posted a free download of a new song, "A Night with the Jersey Devil" on his website. The song release is being offered in lieu of Springsteen's annual Halloween display, which he and his wife canceled. You can see the song here or read the lyrics here. They begin:
Hear me now!
I was born 13th child, 'neath the 13th moon
Spit out hungry and born anew
Daddy drag me to the river tie me in rocks
Throw me in where it's deep and wide
I go down, I don't die
Hole in the river bottom, I crawl through
Come back kill six brothers and sisters, kill papa too
Sway down Mama, sway down low
They gonna know me wherever I go
It's a good bluesy song for Halloween, but it's hardly one of Springsteen's best, musically or lyrically.