Published Feb 10, 2017Last year, we learned that Bruce Springsteen was rejected from the magical world of Harry Potter after a track he'd written for the film franchise was turned down.
Now, through the modern day magic of the Internet, the Boss's unused ballad (dubbed "I'll Stand by You Always") has surfaced via Hypable.
"It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I'd sing myself," Springsteen said back in the fall. "But it was something that I thought would have fit lovely; at some point I'd like to get it into a children's movie of some sort."
He also said that it was "pretty good," but it won't take any Veritaserum to admit that that's not exactly the case. It's a plodding piano ballad, backed by ghostly (in a bad way) harmonies and smooth jazz percussion that sounds better suited to an elevator or telephone call hold than the enchanted hallways of Hogwarts.
Bust out your Sonorus charm to adjust your speakers and listen to the sad, sappy song below.