Born to Run: Biography - Book Two: Born To Run - Chapters 45-52 Summary & Analysis

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Jon Landau convinces Bruce to seek professional help for his depression. Bruce begins working with a therapist and slowly regains equilibrium. He knows he must work through his baggage as it is "standing squarely between [him] and a home and life" he needs (310). Slowly, he acquired the necessary skills. Next, he writes "Born In the USA" which remains "one of [his] greatest and most misunderstood pieces of music" (314). Bruce writes it as a protest song based on his experiences working with Vietnam veterans but most people received at as an anthem of patriotism. This demonstrates how great success can sometimes dilute one's core message and purpose to empty symbolism. However, the impact of Bruce's music is clear as "Born In the USA" propels him to superstardom.

In the middle of recording the Born In the USA album...

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