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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Bruce Springsteen

I'm not talking about songs that have a dated sound (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs with a specific date or year in the lyrics, that are mentioned as the present or future. Like Prince's "1999" (which will not be played as much now that it's date has come and gone). These are songs for which the present or future they refer to, has come and gone. 1999 was the future in 1982, 1999 has now passed.

What I am NOT looking for, are songs like Bowling for Soup's "1985" which are written after the date they are talking about. This song is looking back, or written from the point of view of after the date mentioned.

We also accept lyrics that mention prices that are now dated, such as 10 cent pay phone calls. Lyrics that mention a persons age at the time and that person is now past said age, and lyrics that mentioned events that were current at the time of the song but have now passed are also accepted.

Basically anything that definitively dates a song by any means other than the way it "sounds". Words/phrases/singing styles or instruments that were used commonly in a time period but are no longer used that much today are not accepted.

Dated References, Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen's, "57 Channels (And Nothing On)"
The dated Lyrics:
57 channels and nothing on
Why They're dated:
This song hit in 1992. Now with certain cable TV deals you get much more than 57 channels, but still a lot of trash!
Submitted by: Pink Crane
Bruce Springsteen's, "Born in the USA"
The dated Lyrics:
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
Why They're dated:
Saigon has been known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976
Submitted by: dayna
Bruce Springsteen's, "Darlington County"
The dated Lyrics:
Our Pa's each own one of the World Trade Centers.
Why They're dated:
Unfortunately, both of the World Trade Centers were destroyed on 9/11/2001.
Submitted by: helena
Bruce Springsteen's, "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out"
The dated Lyrics:
When the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band From the coastline to the city, all the little pretties raise their hands
Why They're dated:
This song came out in 1975 and Clarence "the Big Man" Clemons sadly passed away after a stroke in 2011
Submitted by: dayna
Bruce Springsteen's, "The Wall"
The dated Lyrics:
Cigarettes and a bottle of beer, this poem that I wrote for you
This black stone and these hard tears are all I got left now of you
I remember you in your Marine uniform laughing, laughing at your ship out party
I read Robert McNamara says he's sorry
Why They're dated:
While this song was inspired by a visit that Bruce took the Vietnam War and the war in question was sad, it was released in 2014 and Robert McNamara died in 2009!
Submitted by: dayna

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