While driving in the car to therapy, Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl asked me to play Bruce Springsteen on the CD player, specifically “Shackled and Drawn.”
We also sang along to my favorite, “Death to My Hometown.”
I guess Springsteen may be too much of a pop star to qualify as subversive, and how subversive can you be if the President uses your most recent hit after his win on election night? But, still, in “Death to My Hometown,” Springsteen shouts for all to hear —
Send the robber barons straight to hell
The greedy thieves that came around
And ate the flesh of everything they’ve found
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
Walk the streets as free men now
Pop or not, I’m glad that I can pass on some of my admiration for singing one’s truth out for all to hear to Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl.
I’m going to have a ” Dancing in the Dark” party with gorilla girl and monkey man next time I see them!!!