“The subtext of all rock songs is ‘Will you pull your pants down?'”

“Any pop song or rock song worth its salt–[frustration’s] gotta be in there. . . . It is music made by frustrated people. . . . It’s in everything, everything. that was one of the fundamental elements–the tools, the stones that you worked with–came out of your personal life and it also came out of the form.”

So says Bruce Springsteen. But, of course, you really didn’t need him to tell you this.