From Springsteen’s Badlands: As someone who hoped and hopes for a socialist future, this remains good advice, for me anyway.

You wake up in the night
With a fear so real
Spend your life waiting
For a moment that just don’t come

Well don’t waste your time waiting
Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you’ve gotta pay
We’ll keep pushin’ till it’s understood
And these badlands start treating us good

PS. Went on a whirlwind road trip, first to Michigan — 12 hours — then the next morning directly north to Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario then the next morning a 17 hour arc taking me through Algonquin National Park to the edge of Ottawa, then through the Thousand Islands region, and finally — and long last — back to Kingston. In the course this many hours trip, I listened to a lot of the Boss on my cd player in my new old car. The guy is a songwriter extraordinaire. And if you like Rock and Roll, he cooks!