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[video] I Have Seen the Next Springsteen and Her Name Is Taylor Swift

When she talks about being a freshman in high school, falling in love, breaking up or the notion that no matter who you are or what you accomplish there's always somebody "bullying" you, her words resonate with her audience as much any of Springsteen's have with his. That's only sacrilege to Springsteen fans unable or unwilling to step away from themselves and consider how another set relates to the experience of music. In fact, as a Springsteen fan, I'm happy to have let my territorial guard down and discovered ways that Swift's lyrics bare meaning to my life and life experiences.

Swift's music is, for all intents and purposes, void of sociopolitical commentary. But she's not writing for an audience with memories of the Vietnam War or one that really cares -- on any meaningful level -- about economic crises or presidential elections. If she attempted, at this stage of her career, to climb such lofty mountains, she would soapbox herself right into irrelevancy.

There's no question I'm outlining a debate -- this Swift to Springsteen comparison -- that doesn't exist, at least not publicly. But there's plenty of snark directed Swift's way and not enough credit given for how truly unique, groundbreaking and in this for the long haul she is.

However, a mutual admiration society, undoubtedly, exists between Swift and Springsteen.

When you're up there performing, you just pretend that Bruce Springsteen isn't in the front row, but he is.

That's fantastic stuff.

There's something on my bucket list. When I turn into the big star Taylor Swift used to dream of being (insert smiley emoticon here), I want to have Swift and Springsteen on my show together. They'll sing a rocking duet, then we'll sit down for a half an hour and talk about how their two musical worlds collide, thrive off of one another and ultimately come full circle.

-- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
Rocco Pendola is a columnist and TheStreet's Director of Social Media. Pendola makes frequent appearances on national television networks such as CNN and CNBC as well as TheStreet TV. Whenever possible, Pendola uses hockey, Springsteen or Southern California references in his work. He lives in Santa Monica.
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