Bruce Springsteen On Whether He Wrote ‘Bobby Jean’ For Steven Van Zandt

A sneak peek of Bruce Springsteen‘s interview with Steven Van Zandt was recently shared on Twitter. Springsteen responded to whether he wrote ‘Bobby Jean’ for Van Zandt during the conversation.

‘Bobby Jean,’ written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, featured on his seventh studio album, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ released in 1984. The song is open to various interpretations due to its ambiguous messages. The track tells the story of a guy going to visit someone important to him. However, he learns that Bobby Jean has left the town. Then, he wishes that person good luck.

Although Bruce Springsteen has never confirmed it, many people assumed that the singer wrote the song about his long-time friendship with Steven Van Zandt, who left the E Street Band during the recording of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ to pursue other projects. It is still a matter of curiosity for many music lovers. Hence, Springsteen opened up about it in an interview.

One of the audience asked Bruce Springsteen if he wrote ‘Bobby Jean’ for Steven Van Zandt. The singer responded by saying that he would never tell the truth. Springsteen stated the listeners are free to conclude by themselves. It seems like the mystery behind the song won’t be revealed for much longer, although the music fans are pretty curious about it.

When asked about if he wrote ‘Bobby Jean’ for Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen replied:

“Did I write ‘Bobby Jean’ for Steve? I will never tell. You can make up your own mind about that.”

You can watch the short clip and listen to the song below.