Bruce Springsteen Manuscript Fetches Almost $200K
The lyric sheet, which dates back to 1974, was written in his hometown of Long Branch, NJ. The lyrics are written in blue ink on an 8 1/2-by-11 sheet of ruled notepaper. Sotheby's states the manuscript at one point in time belonged to Mike Appel, Springsteen's former manager and producer.
Springsteen's stream-of-consciousness style of writing can be seen in the lyrics on the manuscript, such as those in the excerpt below:
"This town'll rip the (out your) bones from your back / it's a suicide trap (rap) (it's a trap to catch the young) your dead unless / you get out (we got to) while your young so (come on! / with) take my hand cause tramps/ like us baby we were born to run." Possible lyrics on the margins of the manuscript include words like "Wild" and "Angels", as well as a word resembling "velocity". more on this story
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