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    Easy Money

    A new Springsteen track, at his best, and angriest. Available legitimately for now (as audio) on a Guardian link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musi...een-easy-money), and no doubt illegitimately as well on YouTube.

    While I'm not sure that a red dress and a Smith and Weston .38 are necessarily a solution to the Fat Cat problem, I can see the attractions of the approach.

    Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence. William Blake
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    Interesting stuff.

    You get the distinct impression the US now occupies the position Britain was in during the decadent 1920's. The Empire was effectively dead but no-one in power realized it yet and it took WWII and the final death throes of the British Empire before the rich and powerful finally acknowledged the Empire was a thing of the past.
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    Yep. Of course Springsteen has been saying this for a long time - He's had a long-running lyrical theme concerning the relationship between the lives of the men and women on the New Jersey boardwalk, (or wherever) and geopolitical/economic events, and about how personal relationships cannot separate themselves from politics. I'm still trying to figure out the multiple meanings of 'Easy Money' though. 'Fat Cats' are obvious enough, and I think that 'easy money' is at least in part a reference to 'quantative easing', but what about this: "Got me a date on the far shore, it's bright and sunny, I'm going on the town now looking for easy money" Is this New York, seen from the New Jersey shoreline? Whatever the song is about, it isn't just about going out on a date...

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    To be honest I prefer the Nick Cave song with the same name ....

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