‘Valentine’s Day’ By Bruce Springsteen – One Of His Most Underrated Ballads

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Here’s one of the great underrated Bruce Springsteen ballads, Valentine’s Day, from 1987’s Tunnel Of Love. It’s a reflective, melancholy piece with some spiritual themes too. This has always been my favourite verse:

They say if you die in your dreams you really die in your bed
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
And God’s light came shinin’ on through
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin’ and born anew
It wasn’t the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
It wasn’t the bitterness of a dream that didn’t come true
It wasn’t the wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
No no baby, baby it was you
So hold me close honey, say you’re forever mine
And tell me you’ll be my lonely valentine.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Keith says:

    Love this song Lonely Valentine.
    Tunnel of Love CD kept me company on lonely drives home to San Diego from college 500 miles away. Late night, speeding through the dark on Interstate 5 South, only thing on my mind was getting home to my girlfriend. 30 years later and we’re still together, still have the CD, & it still keeps me company.

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