Too hot for Star-sucks

If only I cared. Springsteen stopped being relevant (if he ever was, a debatable question) years ago, and Starbucks over-roasts their coffee beans. Not that I haven't gone to a Starbucks in the last year, I have, and not that I don't have any Springsteen songs on my iPod, I do, but neither get my blood a'boilin'.

Not Their Cup of Tea - Newsweek Business -
Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics are too hot for Starbucks. NEWSWEEK has learned that the nation’s favorite coffee chain has retreated from a potential deal to sell the singer’s new album, “Devils & Dust,” be­cause of one steamy tune on the 12-song disc. The song, “Reno,” is in part about an encounter with a prostitute.
... According to those involved in the matter, Springsteen was never involved directly in the potential deal, which was handled by Columbia Records. Columbia also refused to comment. However, those close to the deal—speaking on condition that they not be identified—told NEWSWEEK that Starbucks initially wanted a promotional link between the new Springsteen CD and the Starbucks brand. But Columbia Records, apparently without consulting Springsteen, balked out of deference to the artist’s long­standing aversion to becoming a pitchman. The sources said Starbucks countered with a proposal to merely sell the CD at its outlets. But after listening to the album, Starfucks executives stopped negotiations after hearing “Reno.”

and the lyrics aren't the best I've ever heard, not even close:

Bruce Springsteen Reno lyrics:

She took off her stockings
I held 'em to my face
She had your ankles
I felt filled with grace

“Two hundred dollars straight in
Two-fifty up the ass” she smiled and said
She unbuckled my belt, pulled back her hair
And sat in front of me on the bed

She slipped me out of her mouth
“You're ready,” she said
She took off her bra and panties
Wet her fingers, slipped it inside her
And crawled over me on the bed

She bought me another whisky
Said “here's to the best you ever had”
We laughed and made a toast
It wasn't the best I ever had
Not even close

Bruce Springsteen

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