1973 "Lost in the Flood" Original Handwritten Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Spectacular one-of-a-kind offering provides early insight into the writing of the legendary Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded on the first album by The Boss, "Greetings from Asbury Park," and is referred to as "Idea #4." Interestingly, it is not far from the final product as the first line reads, "The backdoor (crossed out with question mark above) gunner is returnin' home like some high school runaway." The crossed out word would ultimately become "ragamuffin" and the "high school" runaway transitioned to "hungry." Even the doodle in the margin is fascinating, perhaps representing a black hole, the frustration of writer's block. Most of the important lines are here; "...dressed in drag for homicide..." and "... nuns run scolding through Vatican halls pregnant..." and of course, "drinking unholy blood." A wonderful introspection into the creative mind of one of the great artists of the era. Written in black ballpoint ink on an 8.5x11" page torn from a spiral notebook. Toning on the left margin and at the edges, no tears or creases. This stellar piece originates from a high-ranking member of Bruce's entourage. This will come with a LOA from Lelands. The importance and rank of Bruce Springsteen as an artist continues to climb with each new project that sets him alone atop the rock 'n' roll landscape.
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