a 10 minute long song by Bruce Springsteen from Born To Run (1974)
one of the most epic songs ever written, up there with Lost In The Flood. the album version is great, but the NYC version is just insanely awesome.
Its about love, violence, drugs, street racing, and the New York ghetto. A truly epic song.
"The rangers had a homecoming in harlem late last night
And the magic rat drove his sleek machine over the jersey state line
Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a dodge
Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain
The rat pulls into town rolls up his pants
Together they take a stab at romance and disappear down flamingo lane
Well the maximum lawman run down flamingo chasing the rat and the barefoot
And the kids round here look just like shadows always quiet, holding hands
From the churches to the jails tonight all is silence in the world
As we take our stand down in jungleland
The midnight gangs assembled and picked a rendezvous for the night
Theyll meet `neath that giant exxon sign that brings this fair city light
Man theres an opera out on the turnpike
Theres a ballet being fought out in the alley
Until the local cops, cherry tops, rips this holy night
The streets alive as secret debts are paid
Contacts made, they vanished unseen
Kids flash guitars just like switch-blades hustling for the record machine
The hungry and the hunted explode into rocknroll bands
That face off against each other out in the street down in jungleland
In the parking lot the visionaries dress in the latest rage
Inside the backstreet girls are dancing to the records that the d.j. plays
Lonely-hearted lovers struggle in dark corners
Desperate as the night moves on, just a look and a whisper, and theyre gone
Beneath the city two hearts beat
Soul engines running through a night so tender in a bedroom locked
In whispers of soft refusal and then surrender in the tunnels uptown
The rats own dream guns him down as shots echo down them hallways in the
No one watches when the ambulance pulls away
Or as the girl shuts out the bedroom light
Outside the streets on fire in a real death waltz
Between flesh and whats fantasy and the poets down here
Dont write nothing at all, they just stand back and let it all be
And in the quick of the night they reach for their moment
And try to make an honest stand but they wind up wounded, not even dead
Tonight in jungleland"
Jungleland is so awesome i pissed myself
A band that plays heavy but not TOO heavy music. Some of their most famous songs are Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, The Day that Never Comes, and their cover of Turn the Page. known as just general badasses.
James Hetfield will eat your face
An ancient Elasmobranch fish that has a long tail and a bone spike with a groove leading to a venom gland. they are found in tropical and subtropical seas, as well as the amazon river, the st john's river, and a few rivers in asia. freshwater stingrays eat mainly fish but also shellfish, but saltwater stingrays eat shellfish and occasionally fish.
in recent years stingrays have recieved a bad rep because of an unfortunate incident with conservationist Steve Irwin. Stingrays in queensland have been tortured, mutilated, and killed for this, although it is wrong and is the last thing Steve wouldve wanted. i loved Steve and was devastated when i heard he died, BUT it wasnt the Stingrays fault. the cameraman got too close to the Ray, which made it flip out, but it wasnt his fault either. it was the definition of "Wrong place, Wrong time." Anyone who kills a Ray to 'avenge' steve is a moron. Stingrays are awesome...
Stingray is the most amazing and docile creature in the sea.
a car that is customized to the point of extreme overkill.
some rice upgrades:
Fart Pipe Exhaust
clear lights; NOT on a Toyota Altezza
enough sponsor decals to stone an elephant from the glue
roof scoop (on a front-engined car)
ground effects body kit that is still the same color as the car it was previously on
false custom from grill; badge pried off with a flathead screwdriver
Le-Mans caliber spoiler, just looks crappy without *good* body kit
neon lights (different colors on each side, under the front and back)
black hood/trunk (not a real carbon-fiber hood, just interior painted)
rims that are too large or painted a completely random color
low suspension caused by cutting of the shocks (bad idea with convertibles, because hitting a speed bump can shoot you over the Empire State Building)
spinner rims (on anything but an Escalade? COME ON)
people often think that some cars are immune from ricehood. not true. here are some examples of good cars, and what could make them rice.
Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
white car, red muscle car stripes, blue rims, double roof scoop
Toyota Supra Mk-4
purple car, skull on side, black hood
'96 Impala SS
"Donk" style (fugly)
it is possible to have a custom import, even a Civic, without it being a ricer
A league of 'stock car' racing, more popular to hillfolk and rednecks. NASCAR vehicles are modified to the point of not even looking like cars. most NASCARS are pretty ugly too with all those colors...yehhck. dont ever give a Hotwheels NASCAR to a baby, they might mistakee it for candy.
Nascar racing requires almost no skill.
if you want real racing, try Le Mans. Corvette, Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Mercedes, Panaz, Viper... on mixed terrain tracks, with more than 1 turn, high speeds, and much cooler cars.
a Corvette C6.R or Mercedes Sauber C9 can chew up and crap out 10 NASCAR vehicles at once