I think you’re always trying to make sense of your own life and what’s happening around you…. Really I always feel that your internal motivations are so much stronger than whatever else might motivate you to write a song like that. I always find I’m trying to figure something out. I’m just trying to figure something out… and if I figure it out a little bit for me, maybe I’ll figure it out for you, you know? I can’t claim much more credit as far as what moves me to go write this song or that song other than that. I’m just trying to figure out how to make sense of… sometimes the unsensible, you know? Things that are very difficult to make sense of…
—  Bruce Springsteen

Rips this holy night
The street’s alive
As secret debts are paid
Contacts made, they vanish unseen
Kids flash guitars just like switch-blades
Hustling for the record machine
The hungry and the hunted
Explode into rock'n'roll bands
That face off against each other out in the street
Down in Jungleland

In the parking lot the visionaries
Dress in the latest rage
Inside the backstreet girls are dancing
To the records that the DJ plays
Lonely-hearted lovers
Struggle in dark corners
Desperate as the night moves on
Just one look
And a whisper, and they’re gone

Beneath the city two hearts beat
Soul engines running through a night so tender
In a bedroom locked
In whispers of soft refusal
And then surrender
In the tunnels uptown
The Rat’s own dream guns him down
As shots echo down them hallways in the night
No one watches when the ambulance pulls away
Or as the girl shuts out the bedroom light
Outside the street’s on fire
In a real death waltz
Between what’s flesh and what’s fantasy
And the poets down here
Don’t write nothing at all
They just stand back and let it all be
And in the quick of the night
They reach for their moment
And try to make an honest stand
But they wind up wounded
Not even dead
Tonight in Jungleland…“

—  Jungleland, Bruce Springsteen

zeppelin-bby asked:

4, 14, 20 (: (for the vinyl ask)

4. Name your five favourite records
In no particular order “Orange Blossom Special” - Johnny Cash br/> “Born in the USA" Bruce Springsteen “Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood” - Misfits
“Bat Out of Hell” - Meatloaf
“Back in Black” - AC/DC

14. Your last played record?
“Legacy of Brutality” - Misfits

20. How did you get into vinyl?
My parents. They’ve had a stereo system for longer than I’ve been alive that’s got a record player and they’ve always had vinyl for it