Get More NYC | "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"

I am fully aware that Bruce Springsteen’s amazing jam, “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” is referring to 10th Avenue in Belmar, a town on the Jersey Shore that Springsteen basically rules. After all, in the past few years, I’ve been to three Springsteen concerts and an awesome cover concert of the Boss. But even though I know it’s not about New York’s 10th Avenue, I can’t help but think of my first NYC apartment, on 54th and 10th, whenever I hear it. Bruce is singing about the formation of his band on the streets of *his* 10th Avenue, but I always think of the formation of my New York City life on *my* 10th Avenue.


Don’t these sound like lyrics about a girl who just moved to the city of her dreams?

“Seems like the whole world’s walking pretty and you can’t find the room to move. 

Well, everybody better move over, that’s all!”

“I was standing in the jungle trying to take in all the heat that was given. 

The night is dark but the sidewalk’s bright and lined with the light of the living!”
“And I’m all alone, I’m all alone…
And I’m on my own, I’m on my own…
and I can’t go home…”
“…Bust this city in half…”


This song actually came to mind this week because it is SO FREAKIN’ COLD OUTSIDE. I even finally closed my living room windows.

Stay warm out there. Don’t get freezed out.


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