Eric Church Springsteen (Music Video and Lyrics)

Eric Church Springsteen

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Eric Church's "Springsteen" rehashes memories of a teenage romance....enjoy watching the music video here...

The Eric Church Springsteen song was released in 2011 on his “Chief” album.  North Carolina native Eric Church debuted “Springsteen” as his album’s third single.  The tune was inspired by a memory of a girl and music industry idol Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen was born at Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch, New Jersey on September 23, 1949.  In 2019, Bruce Springsteen released a country/pop influenced music album for his 19th studio album titled “Western Stars”. The album was influenced by “Southern California pop music” of the 1970s, including artists such as Glen Campbell and Burt Bacharach. Springsteen called the album “a return to my solo recordings featuring character-driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements”.  The songs on the album are about “a range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope”.

Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
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Eric Church is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan having stated “I have such a reverence for Bruce Springsteen’s career and how he’s built it”.  The “Springsteen” song is a poignant tribute to Bruce Springsteen, an iconic American musician who has inspired countless artists across various genres.  The single reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Church’s first song to enter the top twenty.  The song also topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. Starting June 23, 2012,, Eric Church’s “Springsteen” song launched a two-week ride at the top of the Billboard country singles chart.  “Springsteen” was certified platinum twice by the RIAA.  Watch the Springsteen music video and check out the written lyrics below.

Eric Church Springsteen Video

The song was written by Church, Jeff Hyde, and Ryan Tyndell.

Eric Church Springsteen Lyrics

To this day when I hear that song
I see you standin’ there all night long
Discount shades, store bought tan
Flip flops and cut-off jeans

Somewhere between that setting sun
I’m on fire and born to run
You looked at me and I was done
And we’re, we’re just getting started

I was singin’ to you, you were singin’ to me
I was so alive, never been more free
Fired up my daddy’s lighter and we sang, oh

Stayed there ’til they forced us out
And took the long way to your house
I can still hear the sound of you sayin’ don’t go

When I think about you, I think about seventeen
I think about my old jeep
I think about the stars in the sky
Funny how a melody sounds like a memory
Like the soundtrack to a July Saturday night, Springsteen

I bumped into you by happenstance
You probably wouldn’t even know who I am
But if I whispered your name
I bet there’d still be a spark

Back when I was gasoline
And this old tattoo had brand new ink
And we didn’t care what your mom would think
About your name on my arm

Baby is it spring or is it summer
The guitar sound or the beat of that drummer
You hear sometimes late at night
On your radio

Even though you’re a million miles away
When you hear ‘Born in the USA’
You relive those glory days
So long ago

When you think about me, do you think about seventeen
Do you think about my old jeep
Think about the stars in the sky
Funny how a melody sounds like a memory
Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night
Springsteen, Springsteen


Funny how a melody sounds like a memory
Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night
Whoa Springsteen


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