December 8, 2010

Bruce Springsteen - "Tougher Than The Rest"


During the documentary film The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen admits that at the time he was afraid of writing a love song. That's why he gift-wrapped "Because The Night" for Patti Smith—he was afraid to finish the song himself. But of course, Springsteen would write a love song or two. And like "Because The Night," they were mostly brilliant. One of his best is "Tougher Than The Rest," a tale of two lovers that have "been around a time or two." "If you’re rough enough for love," sings the Boss, "baby, I’m tougher than the rest."

Bruce Springsteen - "Tougher Than The Rest (Mike Vogel remix)" 
Camera Obscura - "Tougher Than The Rest"
Bruce Springsteen - "Because The Night"


Camera Obscura

2 comments:

  1. funny, I'm a huge Bruce fan but for some reason that i've never been quite able to put my finger on, i absolutely detest Tunnel of Love.

    on the other hand, the Camera Obscura cover is fantastic.

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  2. just picked up Springsteen's 'The Promise' box set companion book The Light in Darkness, amazing original photos and stories frm the Darkness tour. Limited Edition http://www.thelightinDarkness.com

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