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Bruce Springsteen

Jungleland

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“Jungleland” is an almost ten-minute long closing song on Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 album Born to Run, and tells a tale of love amid a backdrop of gang violence. It contains one of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons’ most recognizable solos. It also features short-time E Streeter Suki Lahav, who performs the delicate 23-note violin introduction to the song, accompanied by Roy Bittan on piano in the foreboding opening. The song in its lyrics mirrors the pattern of the entire Born to Run album, beginning with a sense of desperate hope that slides slowly into despair and defeat. The song opens with the “Rat” “driving his sleek machine/over the Jersey state line” and meeting up with the “Barefoot Girl,“ with whom he “takes a stab at romance and disappears down... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Down in Jungleland

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