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A 46-Year-Old Bruce Springsteen Mystery Over A Single Word Is Finally Solved

There has been a 46-year-old debate over a lyric from Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 song, “Thunder Road” where Mary’s dress, “sways” or “waves.”

Although the official lyrics say “sways” many fans claim they hear “waves.” Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen’s longtime manager has finally put the debate to rest telling The New Yorker, “the word is ‘sways.’”

Landau says “the word is, was, and always will be “sways,” and by the way, dresses don’t wave.”

Fans argued about the correct word after New York Times reporter, Maggie Haberman, attended Springsteen’s Broadway show and tweeted, “a screen door slams, Mary’s dress sways.”

Did you think the Bruce Springsteen lyric from “Thunder Road” was “waves?”



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