Tougher Than The Rest – Bruce Springsteen – Meaning
Light up our thinking and shape our future.
Truth must drip through us as through a pipette.
We all make mistakes.
Well it’s Saturday night
You’re all dressed up in blue
Brave and beautiful.
Helpfulness is the enemy of greed
Although some of them are too harsh even for saints.
The biggest and greatest of all empires.
There is no room for imagination in the underdark.
It felt like she was watching a movie of her life from an earlier era.
I been watching you awhile
Maybe you been watching me too
I don’t understand this at all.
For the pain that is endured not only by men.
We don’t care about your many miles.
A secondary thing.
It saves you from telling a lie.
And was scared of nothing.
So somebody ran out
Left somebody’s heart in a mess
Who says that all must vanish? Who knows.
You be in my heart.
You stay with them and they stay with you.
But of the beauty that still remains.
Never let it run into excesses.
It is a blessed moment for reinforcing one’s inner goodness and morality.
Well if you’re looking for love
Honey I’m tougher than the rest
If you want to be hated.
And your fee is not as costly as most.
You admit that your love is for a fee.
Some girls they want a handsome Dan
Or some good-lookin’ Joe, on their arm
When you and your partner make admiration a priority.
Your body language engages without words.
Or overall artistic quality of any piece of fiction are etched in stone or beyond dispute.
I’m not always kind.
Some girls like a sweet-talkin’ Romeo
Well ’round here baby
His absence calls into question my unwillingness to surrender to his existence.
I will not let you go unless you bless me.
Every action you make changes the world in a little way.
An empty mind is unlucky if a bad idea comes to enter inside.
I learned you get what you can get
So if you’re rough enough for love
Love always trust and forgives.
The only way you catch it.
There on the sad height.
But wood that needs igniting.
The flawless object throws into perspective the mediocrity that surrounds it.
And battle them.
The road is dark
And it’s a thin thin line
Being a one of a kind means we are automatically the best in the world at what we do.
Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.
And embrace your strengths and use them better yourself and the world.
Don’t be jealous of evil people.
But I want you to know I’ll walk it for you any time
Maybe your other boyfriends
How time seems to do a lot of things.
Because the answer.
The days darkening with the black waters calming as night came on.
Is there anything near you that is about leaving you?
Couldn’t pass the test
Well if you’re rough and ready for love
Once you stand in your own authenticity.
And we are always in the centre of a great world.
Action is the builder of our reality.
And let it spread the roots all over.
I care more about the people in books than the people i see every day.
Spend the days that are important to you with those who are important to you.
It’s where dead things fit.
Well it ain’t no secret
I’ve been around a time or two
And what dictators do.
They’re what you do.
Maintaining a god who is both omnipotent and benevolent in the face of evil.
Not the social or economic system.
Well I don’t know baby maybe you’ve been around too
Well there’s another dance
Its own passions.
To keep the channel open.
They can be demanding and furious if they like.
Men do everything that men do.
Nothing on the outside will either.
it’s too bad war gets all the attention.
The potter turns.
All you gotta do is say yes
And if you’re rough and ready for love
Sentences breathing peacefully.
Oh for a book and a shady nook.
You only think you’ve forgotten.
Honey I’m tougher than the rest
If you’re rough enough for love
The world is the body and india is its life.
To become cyber friends with those you have met.
Baby I’m tougher than the rest
It is about healing.
It emanates from your soul.