10 Amazing Songs Bruce Springsteen Cut From 'Born in the U.S.A.'

For other artists, these tracks would have beeen career highlights, but for Bruce, they were merely outtakes

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1. "Shut Out the Light"

Drawing inspiration from the book Born on the Fourth of July, "Shut Out the Light" tells the story of Johnson Lineir and the psychological torment that he and other veterans faced when returning from Vietnam. After arriving to a bittersweet welcome party, Lineir leaves his friends and family, goes out to the middle of a dark, wet forest and "stares across the lights of the city and dreams of where he's been." Something this powerful would be a career highlight for most songwriters, but for Springsteen it was a mere B-side. 

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