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Springsteen autobiography Born To Run to reveal song title's meaning

Bruce Springsteen is set to release his first autobiography, Born To Run.

The singer, 66, has been privately writing the book over the past seven years, having started just after performing at the Super Bowl half-time show in 2009.

In Born To Run, Springsteen shares with the reader: "Writing about yourself is a funny business."

He adds: "But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this."

The autobiography will be released internationally on September 27 by Springsteen's publishers, Simon & Schuster.

Springsteen grew up in Freehold, New Jersey, and will write about the "poetry, danger, and darkness" that fuelled his imagination.

He will recount his desire to become a musician and the rise of his E Street Band.

The book will also reveal the unknown meaning behind his iconic song Born To Run - the single from his 1975 album of the same name.

This is not Springsteen's first publication: in 2014 he released an illustrated book with Frank Caruso, Outlaw Pete, based on the song of the same name from his album Working On A Dream.

Outlaw Pete uses the song's lyrics to tell the story of a baby bank-robber.

Springsteen and the E Street Band are at the start of The River Tour 2016, which will run until July.

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