Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 08.24.17 Springsteen & Music That'll Save Your Soul

Night is such a vastly underrated song. I'll scream that from the rooftops.


Why is one of those tiny clapping hand emojis different from all the others? Y'all know the drill by now, though. I ain't about to change it. We're all just going to have to suffer together. (Edit: It's somehow magically fixed itself. We are all so #blessed.) Also, I know the apostrophes are weird, but just let me live.

Anyway, the third song on the album is Night and, as previously mentioned, I don't think people talk about this song enough. It's beautiful. It took me so long to figure out which lyric to use because I love literally all of them. You might've been able to guess, but I couldn't fit the entirety of the song on this letterboard. What a shame that is.

I like this song because I always associate it with working a job you don't like until you can get to the life you want. All this hope and promised bundled up in the night. That's when you feel like possibilities are more real. No one looks at daylight that way. There's just something more magical about the moon and the stars. Don't just take my word for it. Listen to good 'ol Bruce.

Off you scream into the night
And you're in love with all the wonder it brings And every muscle in your body sings As the highway ignites, you work nine to five And somehow you survive 'till the night

What a dude. I've always liked him because I truly believe that he truly believes in what he's singing. Sometimes, it feels like a singer is phoning it in even on the studio recording. When it comes to Springsteen, I don't think he has an off switch for his sincerity. It's like what he said about this album. It's one last sound you NEED to hear. No one's wasting their one last sound on a song that doesn't make them feel something.

If someone wastes it on a song that's essentially meaningless, then they're not in it for the right reasons. I think Walk the Line summed it up pretty perfectly:

If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing one song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you're dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it's real, and how you're gonna shout it? Or would you sing somethin' different. Somethin' real. Somethin' you felt. Cause I'm telling you right now, that's the kind of song people want to hear. That's the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain't got nothin to do with believin' in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin' in yourself.

I just really love music, y'all. It'll save your soul.