One of my favourite songs is "Thunder road" by Bruce Springsteen.
Probably his best lyrics (I don't find him lyrically very good). It ends with the:
"It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win."
Which, not only is very romantic, it's the story of my life (not actually leaving losers behind, but I've moved often enough to know the feeling).
I've seen him perform the song a couple of times and every time it's brilliant. Especially when the audience joins in:
"Show a little faith there's magic in the night,
You ain't a beauty, but hey, you're alright."
It's a song most musicians would love to be able to finish their shows with and Springsteen just plays it as "one of the many"... classic; Bruce sliding over the stage on his knees to kiss the Big man Clarence Clemons.
And then there's the build up. Starting off with just a piano and mouth harmonica, passing through improvised guitar solos:
"Well I got this guitar,
And I learned how to make it talk"
And finishing with a fully fledged rock and roll saxophone solo.
Great live song, great lyrics and buckets full of nostalgia.
Watch it and weep: