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17 June 2008

a little souvenir of a colourful year

"i built that challenger by myself,
but i needed money and so i sold it."

if i had to choose one i probably couldn't. i'd have to be allowed two. the thing is, i've always had 'thunder road' as my favourite song by bruce springsteen, but it doesn't seem complete somehow without 'the promise'. it only seems like half the story. a bit like that episode of friends where phoebe finds out that her mum never showed her the ends of sad films to protect her from the painful truth. if you only have 'thunder road' you only have the hopeful bit, where it's all rolling down the windows and letting the wind blow back your hair. you only have the beginning of the dream. it doesn't seem true unless you remember there's every chance it'll end up like springsteen does in 'the promise', sleeping in the back seat of a borrowed car with the tyres rushing by in the rain.