building a house

Well, Our Love Will Chase Trouble Away

Song: Working on a Dream
Album: Working on a Dream
Year: 2009

Great art asks questions. And music is no exception.

The questions this song asks, for example, are "How many times is appropriate to use the phrase 'working on a dream' in a three-and-a-half minute song?" and "Is it 17?" and "Do you guys like whistling?"

But artistic work of genius or not—and I am leaning towards not, based on the lack of highway metaphors and saxaphone solos here—I am very bored by this song. It's inoffensive (like a warm custard), but also disgusting in its blandness (like a warm custard you're forced to eat when you've got a head cold and can't actually taste anything, and so you're all like, ugh, is this mucus?!).

What do we need to do to spark Bruce's fire again? Send a bunch of young men to war? Shut down a factory in a blue collar town? The U.S.'s current stable-ish global position is making the Boss soft. Let's make America terrible again.

Rating: 4 dreams out of 10 dreams, dreams dreams dreams.

This song makes me feel: like building a house. Probably because if you replace the word "dream" with "house," it makes just as much sense. I might actually like it more. The sun rise up, I climb the ladder/The new day breaks and I'm working on a house.

Fun Bruce fact: "Working on a Dream" was nominated for a 2010 Porin Award for Best International Song. If you don't know what that is, I guess you're not Croatian, which is weird because that's really the target demographic for this blog.