A new T-shirt being sold by Fulfill (formerly known as FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) uses a Springsteen quote, “Remember, in the end no one wins unless everyone wins.” Fulfill says that with each purchase, more than 50 meals will be made available to those in need.
The T-shirt, which comes in two styles (both with the phrase on the front and the Fulfill logo on the back) can be purchased at Fulfill.org/springsteen-shirts.
A bit of history on the phrase: Springsteen said “Nobody wins unless everybody wins” and various variations of the phrase frequently on his 1984-85 Born in the USA tour. He can be heard saying so at the start of his 1987 live video for the song “Born to Run” (look below).
Performing Stephen Foster’s song ‘Hard Times’ during an E Street Band show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford on September 30, 2009, Springsteen said the idea of ’no one wins unless everyone wins is “all we have”.
Here’s everything he said, according to the great site BruceBase:
“I used to do this thing back in the mid-80s… where before ‘Born to Run’ I used to say ‘Nobody wins’ unless everyone wins’ and, uh… for a long time I I stopped saying that. I stopped saying that because…there was a time when I felt like it was naive and that’s not how the world works…but ever since 30 years, since the Reagan administration, middle class, working class people have been in such a hurry…that…really this idea is all we have, that we’re sitting on the edge of the precipice right now, we have need affordable health care for every American…so no one earns “less everyone earns”.
Here’s the “Born to Run” live video:
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