di Gabriele Ottaviani
Western stars. I wake up in the morning, just glad my boots are on Instead of empty in the whispering grasses Down the Five at Forest Lawn On the set, the makeup girl brings me two raw eggs and a shot of gin Then I give it all up for that little blue pill That promises to bring it all back to you again Ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Here in the canyons above Sunset, the desert don’t give up the fight A coyote with someone’s Chihuahua in its teeth skitters ‘cross my veranda in the night Some lost sheep from Oklahoma sips her Mojito down at the Whiskey Bar Hell, these days there ain’t no more, now there’s just again Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Some days I take my El Camino, throw my saddle in and go East to the desert where the charros, they still ride and rope Our American brothers cross the wire and bring the old ways with them Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Once I was shot by John Wayne, yeah, it was towards the end That one scene’s bought me a thousand drinks, set me up and tell it for you, friend Here’s to the cowboys, riders in the whirlwind Tonight the western stars are shining bright again And the western stars are shining bright again Tonight the riders on Sunset are smothered in the Santa Ana winds And the western stars are shining bright again C’mon and ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend ‘Cause tonight the western stars are shining bright again I woke up this morning just glad my boot were on… Bruce Springsteen non ha bisogno di presentazioni. È semplicemente un mito. Questo film documentario racconta il suo ultimo album, ci fa sentire tredici brani meravigliosi, affronta temi come l’amore, la perdita, l’amicizia, l’esistenza, il passare inesorabile e ineluttabile del tempo, amalgama con eleganza suggestioni emozionanti. Imprescindibile.