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Bruce Springsteen Suicidal In The 1980s

According to biographer Dave Marsh Bruce Springsteen was suicidal in 1982.: "He was on a rocket ride  from something to nothing, and now you're getting your ass kissed day and night. You might start to have some inner conflicts about your real worth". 

Also, Bruce's father was suffering from paralyzing depressions.

Bruce tried to obliterate the feelings through lengthy concerts.

Here is what I don't get. Why wouldn't Bruce try to deal with these feelings through song? Isn't that his profession? Instead he wrote the political Nebraska. The more I listen to that album, the less I can here a man who wants to kill himself. Maybe the hillbilly vocal was a form of disguise, or emulation, or desire to be someone else, and I get the long concerts.

But I don't see how not even a sign, a symbol, anything of his depression showed itself in his songs. It certainly didn't on Nebraska. At the heart of Springsteen's writing may be a  refusal to deal sincerely with his inner life. What does "Blinded By The Light" tell you about Bruce the boy has opposed to Bruce the rocker. How about "Born To Run"? There is no Mary? How did he sit down and write and not write about what he was thinking about?

A couple of years Bruce was named in a divorce proceedings. And then it went away. I have little idea what that was about, but it hasn't shown in his odes to the working class. How about his kids? He never directs his attention on rearing kids. Marriage? Money? His real life is a mystery of luxury to us. And now we know that his deepest emotions in the midst of his fame, didn't show themselves in his work.

That;s depressing.

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