Bruce Springsteen thinks supermarkets are "fantasy lands"
Bruce Springsteen thinks supermarkets are "fantasy lands".
The 59-year-old 'Born in the USA' singer says his local food store is his new favourite place.
He said: "They opened up this big, beautiful supermarket near where we lived. I remember walking through the aisles and I thought 'This place is spectacular. This place is a fantasy land!'
"And then I started to get into it. I started looking around and hmmm - the subtext in here is so heavy. It's like, do people really want to shop in this store or do they just want to screw on the floor?"
Springsteen liked the sexually-charged atmosphere so much, he wrote a song about it, 'Queen of the Supermarket', about a man who is in love with a checkout girl.
He told Britain's The Observer Music Monthly magazine: "Maybe it's about buying groceries but maybe there's this other thing going on. In the States supermarkets are sort of shameless, the bounty in them is overflowing. So the sexual subtext, well, maybe it's just twisted me, but wow, it's my new favourite place."