Springsteen releases new song, ‘Addicted to Romance’ (LISTEN HERE)

springsteen addicted to romance

Peter Dinklage co-stars in the movie “She Came to Me,” which features a Bruce Springsteen song on its soundtrack.

Yesterday afternoon, Bruce Springsteen shared, to social media, a 29-second preview of “Addicted to Romance,” a new song he has written for the movie “She Came to Me.” And at midnight, the entire song was posted to YouTube. You can listen to it in the embedded video, below.

It’s a world-weary, bar-set love song, featuring Patti Scialfa on backing vocals, and is somewhat reminiscent of “Tougher Than the Rest,” with lines such as “if this isn’t love, my dear, it’s more than what we planned.”

Here are the lyrics:

There’s whiskey and it’s water and it’s one last dance
Stranger, pump that jukebox with your quarters, we all deserve a second chance
Darling, let me tell you your future, slip your palm into my hands
You’ve got me addicted to romance

Neon lights on the corner, the rumble of a tired rock ‘n’ roll band
You’re this neighborhood’s broken daughter, with all the blessings that it grants
I’ll tell you ’bout this dream I had, if you tell me of your plans
You’ve got me addicted to romance

Now the night is sweet and long, my dear, though the end’s always at hand
My muse, the music you whispered in my ear reminds me of who I am
Reminds me of who I am
Reminds me of who I am

Love’s a cold beer, you near, and a kiss, your sweet and tender hands
Tonight I get all the love that I missed, from you in just one glance
And if this isn’t love, my dear, it’s more than what we planned
It’s more than just chance

You’ve got me addicted to romance

The song’s credits, in addition to Springsteen and Scialfa, include Ron Aniello on keyboards and production, Benjamin Lanz on trombone, Kyle Resnick on trumpet, Bryce Dessner producing the orchestra, and André De Ridder conducting the orchestra.

“She Came to Me” is a romantic comedy co-starring Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei and Anne Hathaway. According to publicity material, it “tells the story of composer Steven Lauddem (Peter Dinklage), who is creatively blocked and unable to finish the score for his highly anticipated comeback opera. At the behest of his wife Patricia (Anne Hathaway), formerly his therapist, he sets out in search of inspiration. What he discovers is much more than he bargained for or ever imagined.”

The movie will be released on Oct. 6.

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