MusiCares Person Of The Year: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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On February 8th, 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services.

A highlight of Grammy week activities, this recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favorites. Performers include Alabama Shakes, Patti Smith, Natalie Maines, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Ken Casey, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Emmylou Harris, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Juanes, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jim James, John Legend, Sting, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

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  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Producers: Neil Portnow, Kristen Madsen, Scott Pascucci
  • 1 Adam Raised a Cain

    Lyrics

    In the summer that I was baptized
    my father held me to his side
    As they put me to the water
    he said how on that day I cried
    We were prisoners of love, a love in chains
    He was standin' in the door I was standin' in the rain
    With the same hot blood burning in our veins
    Adam raised a Cain

    All of the old faces
    ask you why you're back
    They fit you with position
    and the keys to your daddy's Cadillac
    In the darkness of your room
    your mother calls you by your true name
    You remember the faces, the places, the names
    You know it's never over it's relentless as the rain
    Adam raised a Cain

    In the Bible Cain slew Abel
    and East of Eden he was cast
    You're born into this life paying
    for the sins of somebody else's past
    Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain
    Now he walks these empty rooms looking for something to blame
    You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames
    Adam raised a Cain

    Lost but not forgotten, from the dark heart of a dream
    Adam raised a Cain

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  • 2 Because the Night

    Lyrics

    Take me now baby here as I am
    Pull me close try an understand
    I work all day out in the hot sun
    Stay with me now till the mornin' comes
    Come on now try and understand
    The way I feel when I'm in your hands
    Take me now as the sun descends
    They can't hurt you now
    They can't hurt you now
    They can't hurt you now

    Because the night belongs to lovers
    Because the night belongs to us
    Because the night belongs to lovers
    Because the night belongs to us

    What I got I have earned
    What I'm not I have learned
    Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
    Just stay in my bed till the morning comes
    Come on now try and understand
    The way I feel when I'm in your hands
    Take me now as the sun descends
    They can't hurt you now
    They can't hurt you now
    They can't hurt you now

    Because the night...

    Your love is here and now
    The vicious circle turns and burns without
    Though I cannot live forgive me now
    The time has come to take this moment and
    They can't hurt you now

    Because the night...

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  • 3 Atlantic City

    Lyrics

    Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night now they blew up his house too
    Down on the boardwalk they're gettin' ready for a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do

    Now there's trouble busin' in from outta state and the D.A. can't get no relief
    Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade and the gamblin' commission's hangin' on by the skin of its teeth

    CHORUS
    Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
    But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
    Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
    And meet me tonight in Atlantic City

    Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
    But I got debts that no honest man can pay
    So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
    And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

    CHORUS

    Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold but with you forever I'll stay
    We're goin' out where the sand's turnin' to gold so put on your stockin's baby 'cause the night's getting cold
    And everything dies baby that's a fact
    But maybe everything that dies someday comes back

    Now I been lookin' for a job but it's hard to find
    Down here it's just winners and losers and don't get caught on the wrong side of that line
    Well I'm tired of comin' out on the losin' end
    So honey last night I met this guy and I'm gonna do a little favor for him
    Well I guess everything dies baby that's a fact
    But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
    Put your hair up nice and set up pretty
    and meet me tonight in Atlantic City
    Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
    Meet me tonight in Atlantic City

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  • 4 American Land

    Lyrics

    What is this land America so many travel there
    I'm going now while I'm still young my darling meet me there
    Wish me luck my lovely I'll send for you when I can
    And we'll make our home in the American land

    Over there all the woman wear silk and satin to their knees
    And children dear, the sweets, I hear, are growing on the trees
    Gold comes rushing out the rivers straight into your hands
    When you make your home in the American Land

    There's diamonds in the sidewalk the's gutters lined in song
    Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
    There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
    Who will make his home in the American Land

    I docked at Ellis Island in a city of light and spires
    She met me in the valley of red-hot steel and fire
    We made the steel that built the cities with our sweat and two hands
    And we made our home in the American Land

    There's diamonds in the sidewalk the's gutters lined in song
    Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
    There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
    Who will make his home in the American Land

    The McNicholas, the Posalski's, the Smiths, Zerillis, too
    The Blacks, the Irish, Italians, the Germans and the Jews
    Come across the water a thousand miles from home
    With nothin in their bellies but the fire down below

    They died building the railroads worked to bones and skin
    They died in the fields and factories names scattered in the wind
    They died to get here a hundred years ago they're still dyin now
    The hands that built the country were always trying to keep down

    There's diamonds in the sidewalk the gutters lined in song
    Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
    There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
    Who will make his home in the American Land
    Who will make his home in the American Land
    Who will make his home in the American Land

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  • 5 My City of Ruins

    Lyrics

    There is a blood red circle
    On the cold dark ground
    And the rain is falling down
    The church door's thrown open
    I can hear the organ's song
    But the congregation's gone
    My city of ruins
    My city of ruins

    Now the sweet bells of mercy
    Drift through the evening trees
    Young men on the corner
    Like scattered leaves,
    The boarded up windows,
    The empty streets
    While my brother's down on his knees
    My city of ruins
    My city of ruins

    Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!
    Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!
    Come on, rise up! Come on, rise up!

    Now's there's tears on the pillow
    Darlin' where we slept
    And you took my heart when you left
    Without your sweet kiss
    My soul is lost, my friend
    Tell me how do I begin again?
    My city's in ruins
    My city's in ruins

    Now with these hands,
    With these hands,
    With these hands,
    I pray Lord
    With these hands,
    With these hands,
    I pray for the strength, Lord
    With these hands,
    With these hands,
    I pray for the faith, Lord
    We pray for your love, Lord
    We pray for the lost, Lord
    We pray for this world, Lord
    We pray for the strength, Lord
    We pray for the strength, Lord

    Come on
    Come on
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up
    Come on, rise up

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  • 6 I'm On Fire

    Lyrics

    Hey little girl is your daddy home
    Did he go away and leave you all alone
    I got a bad desire
    I'm on fire

    Tell me now baby is he good to you
    Can he do to you the things that I do
    I can take you higher
    I'm on fire

    Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby
    edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
    through the middle of my soul

    At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
    and a freight train running through the
    middle of my head
    Only you can cool my desire
    I'm on fire

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  • 7 American Skin (41 Shots)

    Lyrics

    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots
    41 shots....
    and we'll take that ride
    'cross this bloody river
    to the other side
    41 shots... cut through the night
    You're kneeling over his body in the vestibule
    Praying for his life

    Is it a gun, is it a knife
    Is it a wallet, this is your life
    It ain't no secret
    It ain't no secret
    No secret my friend
    You can get killed just for living
    In your American skin

    41 shots
    Lena gets her son ready for school
    She says "on these streets, Charles
    You've got to understand the rules
    If an officer stops you
    Promise you'll always be polite,
    that you'll never ever run away
    Promise Mama you'll keep your hands in sight"

    Is it a gun, is it a knife
    Is it a wallet, this is your life
    It ain't no secret
    It ain't no secret
    No secret my friend
    You can get killed just for living
    In your American skin

    Is it a gun, is it a knife
    Is it in your heart, is it in your eyes
    It ain't no secret

    41 shots... and we'll take that ride
    'Cross this bloody river
    To the other side
    41 shots... got my boots caked in this mud
    We're baptized in these waters and in each other's blood

    Is it a gun, is it a knife
    Is it a wallet, this is your life
    It ain't no secret
    It ain't no secret
    No secret my friend
    You can get killed just for living
    In your American skin

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  • 8 My Hometown

    Lyrics

    I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand
    Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man
    I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town
    He'd tousle my hair and say son take a good look around this is your hometown
    This is your hometown
    This is your hometown
    This is your hometown

    In '65 tension was running high at my high school
    There was a lot of fights between the black and white
    There was nothing you could do
    Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
    Words were passed in a shotgun blast
    Troubled times had come to my hometown
    My hometown
    My hometown
    My hometown

    Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
    Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
    They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
    Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your hometown
    Your hometown
    Your hometown
    Your hometown

    Last night me and Kate we laid in bed
    talking about getting out
    Packing up our bags maybe heading south
    I'm thirty-five we got a boy of our own now
    Last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said son take a good look around
    This is your hometown

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  • 9 One Step Up

    Lyrics

    Woke up this morning my house was cold
    Checked out the furnace she wasn't burnin'
    Went out and hopped in my old Ford
    Hit the engine but she ain't turnin'
    We've given each other some hard lessons lately
    But we ain't learnin'
    We're the same sad story that's a fact
    One step up and two steps back

    Bird on a wire outside my motel room
    But he ain't singin'
    Girl in white outside a church in June
    But the church bells they ain't ringing
    I'm sittin' here in this bar tonight
    But all I'm thinkin' is
    I'm the same old story same old act
    One step up and two steps back

    It's the same thing night on night
    Who's wrong baby who's right
    Another fight and I slam the door on
    Another battle in our dirty little war
    When I look at myself I don't see
    The man I wanted to be
    Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
    I'm caught movin' one step up and two steps back

    There's a girl across the bar
    I get the message she's sendin'
    Mmm she ain't lookin' to married
    And me well honey I'm pretending
    Last night I dreamed I held you in my arms
    The music was never-ending
    We danced as the evening sky faded to black
    One step up and two steps back

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  • 10 Streets of Philadelphia

    Lyrics

    I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
    what I felt
    I was unrecognizable to myself
    Saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
    my own face
    Oh brother are you gonna leave me
    wasting away
    On the streets of Philadelphia

    I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
    I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
    At night I could hear the blood in my veins
    Just as black and whispering as the rain
    On the streets of Philadelphia

    Ain't no angel gonna greet me
    It's just you and I my friend
    And my clothes don't fit me no more
    I walked a thousand miles
    just to slip this skin

    The night has fallen, I'm lyin' awake
    I can feel myself fading away
    So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
    or will we leave each other alone like this
    On the streets of Philadelphia

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  • 11 Hungry Heart

    Lyrics

    Got a wife and kids in Baltimore Jack
    I went out for a ride and I never went back
    Like a river that don't know where it's flowing
    I took a wrong turn and I just kept going

    CHORUS
    Everybody's got a hungry heart
    Everybody's got a hungry heart
    Lay down your money and you play your part
    Everybody's got a hungry heart

    I met her in a Kingstown bar
    We fell in love I knew it had to end
    We took what we had and we ripped it apart
    Now here I am down in Kingstown again

    (CHORUS)

    Everybody needs a place to rest
    Everybody wants to have a home
    Don't make no difference what nobody says
    Ain't nobody like to be alone

    (CHORUS)

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  • 12 Tougher Than the Rest

    Lyrics

    Well It's Saturday night
    you're all dressed up in blue
    I been watching you awhile
    maybe you been watching me too
    So somebody ran out
    left somebody's heart in a mess
    Well if you're looking for love
    honey I'm tougher than the rest

    Some girls they want a handsome Dan
    or some good-lookin' Joe on their arm
    Some girls like a sweet-talkin' Romeo
    Well 'round here baby
    I learned you get what you can get
    So if you're rough enough for love
    honey I'm tougher than the rest

    The road is dark
    and it's a thin thin line
    But I want you to know I'll walk it for you any time
    Maybe your other boyfriends
    couldn't pass the test
    Well if you're rough and ready for love
    honey I'm tougher than the rest

    Well it ain't no secret
    I've been around a time or two
    Well I don't know baby maybe you've been around too
    Well there's another dance
    all you gotta do is say yes
    And if you're rough and ready for love
    honey I'm tougher than the rest
    If you're rough enough for love
    baby I'm tougher than the rest

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  • 13 The Ghost of Tom Joad

    Lyrics

    Men walkin’ ‘long the railroad tracks
    Goin’ someplace, there’s no goin’ back
    Highway Patrol choppers comin’ up over the ridge
    Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
    Shelter line stretchin’ ‘round the corner
    Welcome to the new world order
    Families sleepin’ in their cars in the southwest
    No home, no job, no peace, no rest

    Well the highway is alive tonight
    But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes
    I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
    Searchin’ for the ghost of Tom Joad

    He pulls a prayer book out of his sleepin’ bag
    Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag
    Waitin’ for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
    In a cardboard box ‘neath the underpass
    You got a one way ticket to the promised land
    You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand
    Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
    Bathin’ in the city’s aqueduct

    The highway is alive tonight
    But where it’s headed everybody knows
    I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
    Waitin’ on the ghost of Tom Joad

    Now Tom said, “Mom, wherever there’s a cop beatin’ a guy
    Wherever a hungry new born baby cries
    Where there’s a fight ‘gainst the blood and hatred in the air
    Look for me mom I’ll be there.
    Wherever somebody’s fightin’ for a place to stand
    Or a decent job or a helpin’ hand.
    Wherever somebody’s strugglin’ to be free,
    Look in their eyes ma you’ll see me.”

    Well the highway is alive tonight
    Where it’s headed everybody knows
    I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad


    Well the highway is alive tonight
    But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes
    I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad

    With the ghost of old Tom Joad
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad

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  • 14 Dancing in the Dark

    Lyrics

    I get up in the evening
    and I ain't got nothing to say
    I come home in the morning
    I go to bed feeling the same way
    I ain't nothing but tired
    Man I'm just tired and bored with myself
    Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

    You can't start a fire
    You can't start a fire without a spark
    This gun's for hire
    even if we're just dancing in the dark

    Message keeps getting clearer
    radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
    I check my look in the mirror
    I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
    Man I ain't getting nowhere
    I'm just living in a dump like this
    There's something happening somewhere
    baby I just know that there is

    You can't start a fire
    you can't start a fire without a spark
    This gun's for hire
    even if we're just dancing in the dark

    You sit around getting older
    there's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
    I'll shake this world off my shoulders
    come on baby this laugh's on me

    Stay on the streets of this town
    and they'll be carving you up alright
    They say you gotta stay hungry
    hey baby I'm just about starving tonight
    I'm dying for some action
    I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
    I need a love reaction
    come on now baby gimme just one look

    You can't start a fire sitting 'round crying over a broken heart
    This gun's for hire
    Even if we're just dancing in the dark
    You can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart
    This gun's for hire
    Even if we're just dancing in the dark
    Even if we're just dancing in the dark
    Even if we're just dancing in the dark
    Even if we're just dancing in the dark
    Hey baby

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  • 15 Lonesome Day

    Lyrics

    Once I thought I knew
    Everything I needed to know about you
    Your sweet whisper, Your tender touch
    But I didn't really know that much
    Joke's on me, It's gonna be okay
    If I can just get through this lonesome day

    Hell's brewin' dark sun's on the rise
    This storm'll blow through by and by
    House is on fire, Viper's in the grass
    A little revenge and this too shall pass
    This too shall pass, I'm gonna pray
    Right now all I got's this lonesome day

    It's alright... It's alright... It's alright

    Better ask questions before you shoot
    Deceit and betrayals bitter fruit
    It's hard to swallow, come time to pay
    That taste on your tongue don't easily slip away

    Let kingdom come I'm gonna find my way
    Through this lonesome day

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  • 16 Born in the U.S.A.

    Lyrics

    Born down in a dead man's town
    The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
    You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
    Till you spend half your life just covering up

    Born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.

    Got in a little hometown jam
    So they put a rifle in my hand
    Sent me off to a foreign land
    To go and kill the yellow man

    Born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.

    Come back home to the refinery
    Hiring man says "Son if it was up to me"
    Went down to see my V.A. man
    He said "Son, don't you understand"

    I had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
    They're still there, he's all gone

    He had a woman he loved in Saigon
    I got a picture of him in her arms now

    Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
    Out by the gas fires of the refinery
    I'm ten years burning down the road
    Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go

    Born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A.
    I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.

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  • 17 We Take Care of Our Own

    Lyrics

    I been knocking on the door that holds the throne
    I been looking for the map that leads me home
    I been stumbling on good hearts turned to stone
    The road of good intentions has gone dry as a bone
    We take care of our own
    We take care of our own
    Wherever this flag’s flown
    We take care of our own

    From Chicago to New Orleans
    From the muscle to the bone
    From the shotgun shack to the Superdome
    There ain’t no help, the cavalry stayed home
    There ain’t no one hearing the bugle blowin’
    We take care of our own
    We take care of our own
    Wherever this flag’s flown
    We take care of our own

    Where’re the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
    Where’re the hearts that run over with mercy
    Where’s the love that has not forsaken me
    Where’s the work that’ll set my hands, my soul free
    Where’s the spirit that’ll reign over me
    Where’s the promise from sea to shining sea
    Where’s the promise from sea to shining sea
    Wherever this flag is flown
    Wherever this flag is flown
    Wherever this flag is flown

    We take care of our own
    We take care of our own
    Wherever this flag’s flown
    We take care of our own

    We take care of our own
    We take care of our own
    Wherever this flag’s flown
    We take care of our own

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  • 18 Death to My Hometown

    Lyrics

    Well, no cannon ball did fly, no rifles cut us down
    No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground
    No powder flash blinded the eye
    No deathly thunder sounded
    But just as sure as the hand of God
    They brought death to my hometown
    They brought death to my hometown

    Now, no shells ripped the evening sky
    No cities burning down
    No army stormed the shores for which we’d die
    No dictators were crowned
    I awoke on a quiet night, I never heard a sound
    The marauders raided in the dark
    And brought death to my hometown
    They brought death to my hometown

    They destroyed our families, factories
    And they took our homes
    They left our bodies on the plains
    The vultures picked our bones

    So, listen up my sonny boy, be ready when they come
    For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun
    Now get yourself a song to sing
    And sing it ’til you’re done
    Sing it hard and sing it well
    Send the robber barons straight to hell
    The greedy thieves who came around
    And ate the flesh of everything they found
    Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
    Who walk the streets as free men now

    They brought death to our hometown, boys
    Death to our hometown
    Death to our hometown, boys
    Death to our hometown

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  • 19 Thunder Road

    Lyrics

    The screen door slams
    Mary's dress waves
    Like a vision she dances across the porch
    As the radio plays
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
    Hey that's me and I want you only
    Don't turn me home again
    I just can't face myself alone again
    Don't run back inside
    darling you know just what I'm here for
    So you're scared and you're thinking
    That maybe we ain't that young anymore
    Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
    You ain't a beauty but hey you're all right
    Oh and that's all right with me

    You can hide 'neath your covers
    And study your pain
    Make crosses from your lovers
    Throw roses in the rain
    Waste your summer praying in vain
    For a savior to rise from these streets
    Well now I'm no hero
    That's understood
    All the redemption I can offer, girl
    Is beneath this dirty hood
    With a chance to make it good somehow
    Hey what else can we do now
    Except roll down the window
    And let the wind blow back your hair
    Well the night's busting open
    These two lanes will take us anywhere
    We got one last chance to make it real
    To trade in these wings on some wheels
    Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks
    Oh come take my hand
    We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
    Oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road
    oh Thunder Road
    Lying out there like a killer in the sun
    Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
    Oh Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold
    Thunder Road

    Well I got this guitar
    And I learned how to make it talk
    And my car's out back
    If you're ready to take that long walk
    From your front porch to my front seat
    The door's open but the ride ain't free
    And I know you're lonely
    For words that I ain't spoken
    But tonight we'll be free
    All the promises'll be broken
    There were ghosts in the eyes
    Of all the boys you sent away
    They haunt this dusty beach road
    In the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets

    They scream your name at night in the street
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
    And in the lonely cool before dawn
    You hear their engines roaring on
    But when you get to the porch they're gone on the wind
    So Mary climb in
    It's a town full of losers
    And I'm pulling out of here to win.

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  • 20 Born to Run

    Lyrics

    In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
    At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
    Sprung from cages on Highway 9
    Chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected
    And steppin' out over the line
    Baby this town rips the bones from your back
    It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
    We gotta get out while we're young
    'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

    Wendy let me in, I wanna be your friend
    I want to guard your dreams and visions
    Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
    and strap your hands across my engines
    Together we could break this trap
    We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back
    Will you walk with me out on the wire
    'Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider
    But I gotta find out how it feels
    I want to know if love is wild
    girl I want to know if love is real

    Beyond the Palace hemi powered drones scream down the boulevard
    The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
    And the boys try to look so hard
    The amusement park rises bold and stark
    Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
    I wanna die with you out on the streets tonight
    In an everlasting kiss

    The highway's jammed with broken heroes
    On a last chance power drive
    Everybody's out on the run tonight
    but there's no place left to hide
    Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness
    I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
    Someday girl, I don't know when,
    we're gonna get to that place
    Where we really want to go
    and we'll walk in the sun
    But till then tramps like us
    baby we were born to run

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  • 21 Glory Days

    Lyrics

    I had a friend was a big baseball player
    back in high school
    He could throw that speedball by you
    Make you look like a fool boy
    Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
    I was walking in, he was walking out
    We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
    but all he kept talking about was

    Chorus:
    Glory days well they'll pass you by
    Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
    Glory days, glory days

    Well there's a girl that lives up the block
    back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
    Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
    and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
    Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
    I guess it's two years gone by now
    We just sit around talking about the old times,
    she says when she feels like crying
    she starts laughing thinking about

    Chorus

    Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
    and I'm going to drink till I get my fill
    And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
    but I probably will
    Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
    a little of the glory of, well time slips away
    and leaves you with nothing mister but
    boring stories of glory days

    Chorus (repeat twice)

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