A fast-paced, foot-tapping rock album, 'Born in the USA' 's lyrics nevertheless carry emotional weight. Behind the catchy rock melodies that drive these powerhouse classics are stories of the dark side of the American dream. The song 'Glory Days', for example, is about people in a small town looking back at when they were young while 'Downbound Train' tells the story of a young man whose life is ruined when he loses his job. It's not hard to imagine that the artist is channelling real people he knew and the life he might have had if he hadn't become a star. Unlike many other best-selling album artists, Springsteen is still releasing chart-topping, stadium-filling new music and remains at the top of his game in his late 60s. This is a man who tells us our most fundamental stories about ourselves and, when you listen to 'Born in the USA', those stories are as relevant today as they ever were. http://500ab102e3079df093a4-ff8eeadd950d51fd1fc939dca75b3973.r47.cf1.rackcdn.com/assets_default.swf