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Written at 7 West End Court in Long Branch, New Jersey in early 1974, the song was Bruce Springsteen’s last-ditch effort to make it big. The lyrics to the song are appropriately epic for his all-or-nothing shot at the stars, yet they remain rooted in the universal desperation of adolescence: Will you walk with me out on the wire, ’cause baby I’m just a scared and lonely rider We gotta get out while we’re young, ’cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run. Rolling Stone magazine placed it at #21 in the list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.