Monday, 19th April 2021

Bruce Springsteen fan wondering when he'll write song about Swindon

A BRITISH fan of Bruce Springsteen is wondering why his idol has never written a song about the Wiltshire town of Swindon.

Swindon native Nathan Muir noted that The Boss has written songs about US locations from Philadelphia to Atlantic City to Nebraska, but has puzzlingly yet to venture across the pond to immortalise Swindon.

He said: “Bruce is all about valorising the downtrodden working man. Well, life doesn’t get much downtrodden than round here. It’s shit.

“His track could encompass classic Springsteen themes like the atmosphere of hopelessness and despair that hangs around post-industrial towns, and he could also mention our Museum of Computing.

“There’s Stonehenge nearby, which you’d think would be majestic but is a right f**king rip-off with an A-road roaring past, and there’s Swindon Town FC. Their record over the last 30 years is an EP in itself.

“It’d be a departure, because he’s not covered roundabouts, concrete multi-storey car parks or insurance branch offices before, but the ups and downs of life for Swindonians like me is a glaring omission from his back catalogue.

“It’s like he’s never even heard of Swindon.”