Bruce’s Original “Born to Run” Manuscript on Sale Today

See a photo of the draft.

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten working lyrics to “Born to Run” — composed in 1974 — are on sale today. Scrawled in blue ink on a 8.5/11 piece of paper, here’s the chorus:

“This town’ll rip the (out your) bones from your back / it’s a suicide trap (rap) (it’s a trap to catch the young) your dead unless / you get out (we got to) while your young so (come on! / with) take my hand cause tramps

/ like us baby we were born to run.”

The low estimate for sale price at Sotheby’s is $70,000. Worth it, right? The State of New Jersey can probably afford that right, Governor? (AP)

AP Photo