Help me find a Bruce Springsteen song.

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  1. Jon_B

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    Humor me here. I'm looking for a Bruce Springsteen song from the 80's or early 90's. It's a slow, sad song. I heard it a couple weeks ago and didn't bother to write down any of the lyrics. [​IMG] I've been listening to quite a few Springsteen songs to find it to no avail. Help!
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    Atlantic City???

    The River???

    Racing In The Streets???
     
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    MatS, thanks for the suggestions. I just checked out all of those songs, and none of them are it. [​IMG] Man this is bugging me. I wish I had more clues to give you guys.
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    Don't laugh here's the closest I can come to lyrics for this song. The main chorus goes something like this. "Whoa, Whoa, Whoa da da da da da." Then he goes on and starts crooning. :b

    Now that I think about it the beat is kind of fast, and the guitar has a twangy sound to it.

    Still not much to go by, but a lot more than I provided before.

    Jon
     
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    Jon, do you remember ANY of the words ?
     
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    I know the one that goes "Whoa, Whoa, hoo-hoo dadada - Whoa, hoo-hoo dada dadada..." but I don't recognize yours.
     
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    Did Springsteen do a cover of "My Love"...Whooooa, ba, Whoaaaaaaa Whoa" ?
     
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    I'm On Fire, off of Born in the U.S.A.
     
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    Sounds like "My Hometown"
     
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    It sounds like "Streets of Philadelphia" to me. I think it's on his greatest hits CD, and on the Philadelphia movie soundtrack.

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    Sounds like a Southside Johnny Song, on which Springsteen sings LEAD on at least a couple of verses. Check out "It's Been a Long Time" on the SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY album "Better Days". Lead vocals are split between Southside, Little Steven, and Bruce Springsteen.

    Came out late 80's/early 90's. Prominent "Whoa, whoa, whoa's".

    Worth a shot.....

    Edit: Or try "Something in the Night" from the Darkness on the Edge of Town" CD. The "jangly guitar made me think of that one... (it dates from 1978, so it was a little before the time frame you mentioned..)
     
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    Greg, you are the man!!! That's it. "I'm on Fire" is the song I was looking for. Thanks.

    Jon
     
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    Glad I could help, Jon. I'm not a huge Springsteen fan, but I love that song.
     
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    Is it me, or did Springsteen get mediocre around the time he got married again ?

    Why is it he and Billy Joel just dried up creatively, got fat and successful...and lazy in the songwriting department.

    After "Tunnel of Love" and the subsequent tour wherein he and Patty got seriously involved, he simply couldn't write songs on the caliber of his early stuff.

    Billy Joel is the one who got really lazy and simply gave up. He was better off when he was lonely and suicidal!
     

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