Shut out the lights, NBC, the Boss is coming

Hey now mama don’t shut out the light
Don’t you shut out the light
Don’t you shut out the light
Don’t you shut out the light
Don’t you shut out the light

— From “Shut Out the Light,” by Bruce Springsteen

It’s either that, or “Blinded By The Light.”

Whatever works for NBC.

On a night when Springsteen premieres a new song, “Workin’ on a Dream,” which will be used to a package of highlights during halftime of Sunday’s Dallas-Washington NFL game, the network will also do its part about conserving energy by turning the lights out in the studio again.

The game will launch the second “Green Week” by NBC (owned by General Electric), and during the NBC NFL pregame show, commentators Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth, Dan Patrick, Jerome Bettis and Tiki Barber “will discuss how they each personally green their own routines,” according to the network press release.

Meanwhile, “Workin’ on a Dream” will be on Springsteen’s next album, released in late January. He played it acoustically during a Barack Obama rally in Columbus, Ohio. Springsteen will also, of course, perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1.

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