What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

“But anyway, my father’d always say, ‘you know, you should be a lawyer. You know, you get… get a little something for yourself.’ You know? And my mother, you know, she used to say, ‘no, no, no. No, he should be – he should be an author. He should write books. You know, you should… That’s a good life, you can get a little something for yourself.’
Well, what they didn’t understand was… was that I wanted everything.

And so, you guys, one of you wanted a lawyer, and the other one wanted an author. Well, tonight, you are both just going to have to settle for rock ‘n roll…”

-Bruce Springsteen, July 7, 1978

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