Song of the Day #922: ‘Queen of the Supermarket’ – Bruce Springsteen

I suppose when you’ve had a career as long, varied and successful as that of Bruce Springsteen, there comes a time when you feel like you can do anything you want.

And in Bruce’s case, on his 2009 album Working On a Dream, he decided what he wanted to do was write a song about falling in love with a supermarket checkout girl.

Being Bruce Springsteen, he wrote the most poetic song about falling in love with a supermarket checkout girl that you can imagine. He has made a living telling the tales of regular folks in florid language more worthy of a short story than a song, and this track is no exception.

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