"Cause Tramps Like Us, Baby We Were Born To Run:" Traditional religious and working class images found in Bruce Springsteen's famed album Born To Run (1975)
This page examines the recurring religious themes which encumber the album Born To Run. The album epitomizes themes of escapism and deliverance. Much of his music is laden with religious symbolism--from roses to Mary, saints and sinners. His works ultimately reflect criticisms of poverty and the 'American Dream'. The cultural impact of his music is extensive; his fans use his music as a method of inspiration and encouragement when other forms of spirituality appear inaccessible. Ultimately, I want to illustrate how his narratives of daily strife and stories of faith, morality, hope, solidarity, and deliverance give people a "Reason to Believe."