Inspired by a Facebook post by John King (@notthatjohnking on twitter,) I quickly tweaked what he had written (just a touch) and added music. It became "If Springsteen Wrote My Life (Part I)" and inspired the entire "If Springsteen Wrote My Life"series. He's an old friend and a smart, funny guy.
Sittin' at Five Guys, waiting to pick up dinner
Don't Fear The Reaper is playing
An old man nearby munches peanuts
The whole family's sick and it's raining.
Somewhere a mama cries out for justice where no justice will come,
And if Springsteen wrote this, it'd sell millions, son.
But I just want my burger, and this ain't Born To Run.
released June 2, 2016
Written by John King and Mikey Mason