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Fans of CBS’s “The Good Wife” are excited because this Sunday’s episode features songs from the new Bruce Springsteen album called “High Hopes.” The whole album is now streaming on CBS.com. But one of them is a little bit out of step for Bruce and for CBS: the really cool rocker “Harry’s Place” features the “F” word not once but twice at about 1:04 and 1:05.

“You don’t f–k with Harry’s money/You don’t f–k Harry’s girls” is the line.

It’s definitely a first for the Tiffany network. It may be a first for Bruce, too, as I don’t recall that word turning up in his songs. Anyway, “High Hopes” is ok, it’s what they call a contract album– Springsteen has a $100 million contract with Sony, and something has to be released every year or so. “High Hopes” has cover songs, like the title track, and re-do’s of older Springsteen songs. Even for a “contract album” it’s better than anything else being released this winter. Great song: “Just Like Fire Would.”

You can hear Bruce drop his F bombs here:


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. Hey Roger! Happy New Year! Bruce does drop a few “F” bombs in some of his other songs as well, but it’s quite rare so that’s why they stick out so much. A couple songs that come to mind are “Queen of the Supermarket” off of Working on a Dream and also “Long Walk Home” off of Devils and Dust.

    I can’t wait to rock out “High Hopes”!!!

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