The studio version of this song runs 3:44 seconds, but there is a much longer version (available on YouTube) recorded live in Sheffield in 1988 for the Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988
, which was released in January 1989. In the extended piano introduction Springsteen explains: "This is a song about a woman struggling to understand the value of her own independent existence... trying to find something new, and beautiful and meaningful in her life today." The first verse is sexually explicit in a covert sort of way.
Alexander Baron - London, England