Bruce Springsteen, on the impact of The BeatlesSo tell me who I see when I look in your eyes/Is that you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise?
I've gotta thank him because—what would I conceivably have written about without him? I mean, you can imagine that if everything had gone great between us, we would have had disaster. I would have written just happy songs—and I tried it in the early '90s and it didn't work; the public didn't like it. —Bruce Springsteen[note 2]