Bruce Springsteen workin' options

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Which Brucey job would you take?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy 14
All night at my daddy's garage 5
Other employment option (write in) 4
For the state (sergeant out of Perrineville barracks) 2
On the highway 2
On a dream 2
Neath the wheels (you get your facts learned) 1
Looking for some work on the county line 1
The furnaces (keepin' them hotter than hell) 1
In the fields (you get your back burned) 0
Factory 0


If you tolerate Bis, then Kenickie will be next (ithappens), Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:39 (seven years ago) link

workin' for the Boss every night and day

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

Down at the carwash where all it ever does is rain.

Jamie_ATP, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:38 (seven years ago) link

^^^^^

This amigurumi Jamaican octopus is ready to chill with you (Phil D.), Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:39 (seven years ago) link

on a sexfarm

rattled, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:50 (seven years ago) link

"Lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy" is the perfect combination of actually moving but also hilariously dumb

ramona & yeezus (some dude), Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:02 (seven years ago) link

otm

still surprised that song won our poll

Euler, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:11 (seven years ago) link

well it's a great line because it's comparing the shit actual real working people have to go through with the thoughtless news prose bullshit that doesn't effect all of the people who cause that economy to go tits up. 'on account of the economy' is like an act of god - something actual working people can never deal with or fight.

so yeah, deceptively good line.

Jamie_ATP, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:48 (seven years ago) link

oh that was a terrible sentence. sorry BROOCE.

Jamie_ATP, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:48 (seven years ago) link

other options

"Lately there ain't been much work / on account of the failure of Reaganomics"

"Lately there ain't been much work / on account of the passage of NAFTA"

"Lately there ain't been much work / on account of the bust of the housing bubble"

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 02:40 (seven years ago) link

"Lately there ain't been much work / on account of my plug going upstate"

ramona & yeezus (some dude), Monday, 17 June 2013 03:04 (seven years ago) link

No "I've been workin' all week I'm up to my neck in hock," no credibility.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 17 June 2013 10:17 (seven years ago) link

Well, I got a job and tried to put my money away/But I got debts that no honest man can pay

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 June 2013 12:04 (seven years ago) link

Prefer doing a little favor for this guy I met last night

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Monday, 17 June 2013 12:09 (seven years ago) link

"Used to bag work in VA at the Econo Lo / Now I'm laying out at the Delano though"

dylannn, Monday, 17 June 2013 12:26 (seven years ago) link

" I got debts that no honest man can pay"

he uses this line in two songs, right?

great line

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 17:05 (seven years ago) link

he must have high-fived himself when he wrote that

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 17:05 (seven years ago) link

Please note that Bruce will also "work for your love."

kornrulez6969, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Pumpin' 4 the Man

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Monday, 17 June 2013 17:39 (seven years ago) link

" I got debts that no honest man can pay"

he uses this line in two songs, right?

great line

two songs on the same album even, so he wasn't trying to hide it

iatee, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:52 (seven years ago) link

he must have high-fived himself when he wrote that

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist),

Imagining Bruce clapping in the studio

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:12 (seven years ago) link

this must do
http://i25.tinypic.com/2582vpx.jpg

battle hyrr of the shepublic (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:20 (seven years ago) link

i love "on account of the economy"!

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:28 (seven years ago) link

me too, ftr

ramona & yeezus (some dude), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:28 (seven years ago) link

feel like it's an easily regurgitatible soundbite from pundits that an unemployed person from the 80s would use in a bar as an oversimplified excuse. and it's the way he sort of belts the line with extra drama that sells it with irony

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:30 (seven years ago) link

or at least it's something an imaginary bruce working class gentleman would use

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:31 (seven years ago) link

otm

ramona & yeezus (some dude), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:31 (seven years ago) link

now just imagine clarence clemons belting that line in the .gif above

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:44 (seven years ago) link

i think a more pointed and poignant line about that shadowy scapegoat known as "the economy" is "hiring man said 'son if it was up to me.'" it's saying the same thing as the line in "the river," but this time there's someone actually saying it rather than it just being so. it's a human moment and it's delivered nonjudgmentally. should we be angry at the hiring man, or should we feel sorry for him too?

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 23:49 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:01 (seven years ago) link

I realise I forgot to put in "construction, at the Jonestown company" as a poll option.

If you tolerate Bis, then Kenickie will be next (ithappens), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 08:48 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:01 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

Was emailing with a friend of mine in France and mentioned that I'm looking for a teaching job but don't expect to find one for next year because hardly any jobs are being posted. She just emailed back to ask why, and honestly the best I can do is, "Uh, idk, the economy?"

Lily Dale, Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:59 (one week ago) link

"At the rendering plant (it ain't gonna make me rich)" was robbed

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Sunday, 28 June 2020 19:10 (one week ago) link


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