The Essential Bruce Springsteen

Album Info Track List

Springsteen had an active hand in the selection of tracks for this three-disc greatest hits compilation, stating in the liner notes that “We saw a lot of new faces on our recent tour, and we put this collection together with them in mind.” The album spans his entire career and includes key hits and deep tracks, as well as an entire third disc devoted to rarities.

  • Released:
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Producers: Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, Roy Bittan, Jimmy Cretecos, Jon Landau, Brendan O’Brien, Chuck Plotkin, Steve Van Zandt
  • 1 Blinded by the Light

    Lyrics

    Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground
    Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot snappin' his fingers clappin' his hands
    And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover's knot with a whatnot in her hand
    And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
    And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers daddy's within earshot save the buckshot turn up the band

    And she was blinded by the light
    Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    She got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright

    Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
    He says: "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least"
    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner all alone watchin' the young girls dance
    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance

    Yeah he was blinded by the light
    Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    He got down but she never got tight, but he's gonna make it tonight

    Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes
    She said I'll turn you on sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break,
    And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside
    And little Early-Pearly came in by her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride,
    Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer playin' backyard bombardier
    Yes and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent a dude with a calling card,
    he said, do what you like, but don't do it here
    Well I jumped up, turnedaround, spit in the air, fell on the ground
    Asked him which was the way back home
    He said take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, and then boy, you're on your own

    And now in Zanzibar a shootin' star was ridin' in a side car hummin' a lunar tune
    Yes, and the avatar said blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar we're gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon

    And some kidnapped handicap was complainin' that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night,

    Well I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw
    a gap but figured he'd be all right

    He was just blinded by the light
    Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
    Oh but mama that's where the fun is

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  • 2 For You

    Lyrics

    Princess cards she sends me with her regards
    barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard
    Wounded deep in battle, I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
    To her Cheshire smile. I'll stand on file, she's all I ever wanted.
    But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
    honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
    you wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks.
    You said, "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks".
    But they're not what I came for, and I'm sure you see that too
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
    and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free

    Crawl into my ambulance, your pulse is getting weak
    reveal yourself all now to me girl while you've got the strength to speak
    Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks
    But I could give it all to you now if only you could ask.
    And don't call for your surgeon even he says it's too late
    It's not your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate
    Don't give me money, honey, I don't want it back
    you and your pony face and your union jack
    well take your local joker and teach him how to act
    I swear I was never that way even when I really cracked
    Didn't you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
    able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
    And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
    you could laugh and cry in a single sound.

    And your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
    Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god?

    You were not quite half so proud when I found you broken on the beach
    Remember how I poured salt on your tongue and hung just out of reach
    And the band they played the homecoming theme as I caressed your cheek
    That ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leech.
    But that medal you wore on your chest always got in the way
    like a little girl with a trophy so soft to buy her way
    We were both hitchhikers but you had your ear tuned to the roar
    of some metal-tempered engine on an alien, distant shore
    So you, left to find a better reason than the one we were living for
    and it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
    It's not the way you're stretched out on the floor
    cause I've broken all your windows and I've rammed through all your doors
    And who am I to ask you to lick my sores?
    And you should know that's true...
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
    and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free

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  • 3 Spirit in the Night

    Lyrics

    Crazy Janey and her mission man were back in the alley tradin' hands
    'long came Wild Billy with his friend G-man all duded up for Saturday night
    Well Billy slammed on his coaster brakes and said anybody wanna go on up to Greasy Lake
    It's about a mile down on the dark side of route eighty-eight
    I got a bottle of rose so let's try it
    We'll pick up Hazy Davy and Killer Joe and I'll take you all out to where the gypsy angels go
    They're built like light
    and they dance like spirits in the night (all night) in the night (all night)
    Oh, you don't know what they can do to you
    Spirits in the night (all night), in the night (all night)
    Stand right up now and let it shoot through you

    Well now Wild young Billy was a crazy cat and he shook some dust out of his coonskin cap.
    He said, "Trust some of this it'll show you where you're at, or at least it'll help you really feel it"
    By the time we made it up to Greasy Lake I had my head out the window and Janey's fingers were in the cake
    I think I really dug her 'cause I was too loose to fake
    I said, "I'm hurt." She said, "Honey let me heal it".
    And we danced all night to a soul fairy band
    and she kissed me just right like only a lonely angel can
    She felt so nice, just as soft as a spirit in the night (all night)
    In the night (all night). Janey don't know what she do to you
    Like a spirit in the night (all night), in the night (all night)
    Stand right up and let her shoot through me.

    Now the night was bright and the stars threw light on Billy and Davy
    dancin' in the moonlight
    They were down near the water in a stone mud fight
    Killer Joe gone passed out on the lawn
    Well now Hazy Davy got really hurt, he ran into the lake in just his socks and a shirt
    Me and Crazy Janey was makin' love in the dirt singin' our birthday songs
    Janey said it was time to go
    So we closed our eyes and said goodbye to gypsy angel row, felt so right
    Together we moved like spirits in the night, all night
    Baby don't know what they can do to you
    Spirits in the night, all night
    Stand right up and let it shoot right through you

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  • 4 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

    Lyrics

    Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
    Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this Fourth of July
    Down in town the circuit's full with switchblade lovers so fast so shiny so sharp
    And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
    And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
    Chasin' all them silly New York girls

    Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us
    The pier lights our carnival life forever
    Love me tonight for I may never see you again
    Hey Sandy girl

    Now the greasers they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
    Them boys in their spiked high heels ah Sandy their skins are so white
    And me I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades bangin' them pleasure machines
    Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they promise to unsnap their jeans
    And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
    I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
    And that Joey kept me spinnin' I didn't think I'd ever get off

    Oh Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us
    The pier lights our carnival life on the water
    Runnin' down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
    Well he ain't my boss no more Sandy

    Sandy, the angels have lost our desire for us
    I spoke to 'em just last night and they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
    Every summer when the weather gets hot they ride that road down from heaven on their Harleys they come and they go
    And you can see 'em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seashore bars parked making love with their babies out on the Kokomo
    Well the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
    This boardwalk life for me is through
    You know you ought to quit this scene too

    Sandy the aurora's rising behind us, the pier lights our carnival life forever
    Oh love me tonight and I promise I'll love you forever

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  • 5 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

    Lyrics

    Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
    You know playin' blindman's bluff is a little baby's game
    You pick up Little Dynamite, I'm gonna pick up Little Gun
    And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
    You don't have to call me lieutenant Rosie and I don't want to be your son
    The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue
    Rosie you're the one
    Dynamite's in the belfry playin' with the bats
    Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's tryin' out his attitude on all the cats
    Papa's on the corner waitin' for the bus
    Mama she's home in the window waitin' up for us
    She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs
    'Cause you know we ain't gonna come
    I ain't here for business
    I'm only here for fun
    And Rosie you're the one

    Rosalita jump a little lighter
    Senorita come sit by my fire
    I just want to be your love, ain't no lie
    Rosalita you're my stone desire

    Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie, you know they're gonna be there
    Ah, sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billie, they'll be comin' up for air
    We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool
    Stay out all night, it's gonna feel all right
    So Rosie come out tonight, baby come out tonight
    Windows are for cheaters, chimneys for the poor
    Closets are for hangers, winners use the door
    So use it Rosie, that's what it's there for

    Rosalita jump a little lighter
    Senorita come sit by my fire
    I just want to be your love, ain't no lie
    Rosalita you're my stone desire

    Now I know your mama she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band
    And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand
    Papa lowered the boom, he locked you in your room
    I'm comin' to lend a hand
    I'm comin' to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man
    Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
    But now you're sad, your mama's mad
    And your papa says he knows that I don't have any money
    Tell him this is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance
    Because the record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance
    My tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the Lord had mercy
    My machine she's a dud, I'm stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
    Hold on tight, stay up all night 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong
    By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms
    I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
    There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day
    You can hear them in the back room strummin'
    So hold tight baby 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'

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  • 6 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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  • 7 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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  • 8 Jungleland

    Lyrics

    The rangers had a homecoming in Harlem late last night
    And the Magic Rat drove his sleek machine over the Jersey state line
    Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
    Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain
    The Rat pulls into town rolls up his pants
    Together they take a stab at romance and disappear down Flamingo Lane

    Well the Maximum Lawman run down Flamingo chasing the Rat and the barefoot girl
    And the kids round here look just like shadows always quiet, holding hands
    From the churches to the jails tonight all is silence in the world
    As we take our stand down in Jungleland

    The midnight gang's assembled and picked a rendezvous for the night
    They'll meet 'neath that giant Exxon sign that brings this fair city light
    Man there's an opera out on the Turnpike
    There's a ballet being fought out in the alley
    Until the local cops, Cherry Tops, rips this holy night
    The street's alive as secret debts are paid
    Contacts made, they vanished unseen
    Kids flash guitars just like switch-blades hustling for the record machine
    The hungry and the hunted explode into rock'n'roll bands
    That face off against each other out in the street down in Jungleland

    In the parking lot the visionaries dress in the latest rage
    Inside the backstreet girls are dancing to the records that the D.J. plays
    Lonely-hearted lovers struggle in dark corners
    Desperate as the night moves on, just a look and a whisper, and they're gone

    Beneath the city two hearts beat
    Soul engines running through a night so tender in a bedroom locked
    In whispers of soft refusal and then surrender in the tunnels uptown
    The Rat's own dream guns him down as shots echo down them hallways in the night
    No one watches when the ambulance pulls away
    Or as the girl shuts out the bedroom light

    Outside the street's on fire in a real death waltz
    Between flesh and what's fantasy and the poets down here
    Don't write nothing at all, they just stand back and let it all be
    And in the quick of the night they reach for their moment
    And try to make an honest stand but they wind up wounded, not even dead
    Tonight in Jungleland

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  • 9 Badlands

    Lyrics

    Lights out tonight
    trouble in the heartland
    Got a head-on collision
    smashin' in my guts, man
    I'm caught in a crossfire
    that I don't understand
    But there's one thing I know for sure, girl
    I don't give a damn
    For the same old played out scenes
    I don't give a damn
    For just the in-betweens
    Honey, I want the heart, I want the soul
    I want control right now
    You better listen to me baby
    Talk about a dream
    Try to make it real
    you wake up in the night
    With a fear so real
    Spend your life waiting
    for a moment that just won't come
    Well don't waste your time waiting

    CHORUS
    Badlands, you gotta live it everyday
    Let the broken hearts stand
    As the price you've gotta pay
    We'll keep pushin' till it's understood
    and these badlands start treating us good

    Workin' in the fields
    Till you get your back burned
    Workin' 'neath the wheel
    Till you get your facts learned
    Baby, I got my facts
    Learned real good right now,
    You better get it straight, darling,
    Poor man wanna be rich
    Rich man wanna be king
    And a king ain't satisfied
    Till he rules everything
    I wanna go out tonight,
    I wanna find out what I got

    I believe in the love that you gave me
    I believe in the faith that can save me
    I believe in the hope and I pray
    That some day it may raise me
    Above these badlands

    (CHORUS)

    For the ones who had a notion
    A notion deep inside
    That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
    I wanna find one face that ain't looking through me
    I wanna find one place
    I wanna spit in the face of these badlands

    (CHORUS)

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  • 10 Darkness on the Edge of Town

    Lyrics

    They're still racing out at the Trestles
    But that blood it never burned in her veins
    Now I hear she's got a house up in Fairview
    And a style she's trying to maintain
    Well if she wants to see me
    You can tell her that I'm easily found
    Tell her there's a spot out 'neath Abram's Bridge
    And tell her there's a darkness on the edge of town

    Everybody's got a secret Sonny
    Something that they just can't face
    Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
    They carry it with them every step that they take
    Till some day they just cut it loose
    Cut it loose or let it drag 'em down
    Where no one asks any questions
    Or looks too long in your face
    In the darkness on the edge of town

    Some folks are born into a good life
    Other folks get it anyway anyhow
    I lost my money and I lost my wife
    Them things don't seem to matter much to me now
    Tonight I'll be on that hill 'cause I can't stop
    I'll be on that hill with everything I got
    Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost
    I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost
    For wanting things that can only be found
    In the darkness on the edge of town

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  • 11 The Promised Land

    Lyrics

    On a rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert
    I pick up my money and head back into town
    Driving 'cross the Waynesboro county line
    I got the radio on and I'm just killing time
    Working all day in my daddy's garage
    Driving all night chasing some mirage
    Pretty soon, little girl, I'm gonna take charge

    CHORUS:
    The dogs on Main Street howl
    'Cause they understand
    If I could take one moment into my hands
    Mister, I ain't a boy, no I'm a man
    And I believe in a promised land

    I've done my best to live the right way
    I get up every morning and go to work each day
    But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
    Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode
    Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start

    CHORUS

    There's a dark cloud rising from the desert floor
    I packed my bags and I'm heading straight into the storm
    Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
    That ain't got the faith to stand its ground
    Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
    Blow away the dreams that break your heart
    Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted

    CHORUS

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  • 12 The River

    Lyrics

    I come from down in the valley
    where mister when you're young
    They bring you up to do like your daddy done
    Me and Mary we met in high school
    when she was just seventeen
    We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

    We'd go down to the river
    And into the river we'd dive
    Oh down to the river we'd ride

    Then I got Mary pregnant
    and man that was all she wrote
    And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
    We went down to the courthouse
    and the judge put it all to rest
    No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
    No flowers no wedding dress

    That night we went down to the river
    And into the river we'd dive
    Oh down to the river we did ride

    I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
    But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
    Now all them things that seemed so important
    Well mister they vanished right into the air
    Now I just act like I don't remember
    Mary acts like she don't care

    But I remember us riding in my brother's car
    Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
    At night on them banks I'd lie awake
    And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
    Now those memories come back to haunt me
    they haunt me like a curse
    Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    Or is it something worse
    that sends me down to the river
    though I know the river is dry
    That sends me down to the river tonight
    Down to the river
    my baby and I
    Oh down to the river we ride

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  • 13 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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  • 14 Nebraska

    Lyrics

    I saw her standin' on her front lawn just twirlin' her baton
    Me and her went for a ride sir and ten innocent people died

    From the town of Lincoln Nebraska with a sawed off .410 on my lap
    Through to the badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path

    I can't say that I'm sorry for the things that we done
    At least for a little while sir me and her we had us some fun

    The jury brought in a guilty verdict and the judge he sentenced me to death
    Midnight in a prison storeroom with leather straps across my chest

    Sheriff when the man pulls that switch sir and snaps my poor head back
    You make sure my pretty baby is sittin' right there on my lap

    They declared me unfit to live said into that great void my soul'd be hurled
    They wanted to know why I did what I did
    Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world

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  • 15 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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  • 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 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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  • 18 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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  • 19 Tunnel of Love

    Lyrics

    Fat man sitting on a little stool
    Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you
    Hands me the ticket smiles and whispers good luck
    Cuddle up angel cuddle up my little dove
    We'll ride down baby into this tunnel of love

    I can feel the soft silk of your blouse
    And them soft thrills in our little fun house
    Then the lights go out and it's just the three of us
    You me and all that stuff we're so scared of
    Gotta ride down baby into this tunnel of love

    There's a crazy mirror showing us both in 5-D
    I'm laughing at you you're laughing at me
    There's a room of shadows that gets so dark brother
    It's easy for two people to lose each other in this tunnel of love

    it ought to be easy ought to be simple enough
    Man meets woman and they fall in love
    But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough
    And you've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above if you want to ride on down in through this tunnel of love

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  • 20 Brilliant Disguise

    Lyrics

    I hold you in my arms
    as the band plays
    What are those words whispered baby
    just as you turn away
    I saw you last night
    out on the edge of town
    I wanna read your mind
    To know just what I've got in this new thing I've found
    So tell me what I see
    when I look in your eyes
    Is that you baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    I heard somebody call your name
    from underneath our willow
    I saw something tucked in shame
    underneath your pillow
    Well I've tried so hard baby
    but I just can't see
    What a woman like you
    is doing with me
    So tell me who I see
    when I look in your eyes
    Is that you baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    Now look at me baby
    struggling to do everything right
    And then it all falls apart
    when out go the lights
    I'm just a lonely pilgrim
    I walk this world in wealth
    I want to know if it's you I don't trust
    'cause I damn sure don't trust myself

    Now you play the loving woman
    I'll play the faithful man
    But just don't look too close
    into the palm of my hand
    We stood at the alter
    the gypsy swore our future was right
    But come the wee wee hours
    Well maybe baby the gypsy lied
    So when you look at me
    you better look hard and look twice
    Is that me baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    Tonight our bed is cold
    I'm lost in the darkness of our love
    God have mercy on the man
    Who doubts what he's sure of

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  • 21 Human Touch

    Lyrics

    You and me we were the pretenders
    We let it all slip away
    In the end what you don't surrender
    Well the world just strips away

    Girl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangers
    Ain't gonna find no miracles here
    Well you can wait on your blesses my darlin'
    But I got a deal for you right here

    I ain't lookin' for praise or pity
    I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch
    I just want someone to talk to
    And a little of that Human Touch
    Just a little of that Human Touch

    Ain't no mercy on the streets of this town
    Ain't no bread from heavenly skies
    Ain't nobody drawin' wine from this blood
    It's just you and me tonight

    Tell me, in a world without pity
    Do you think what I'm askin's too much
    I just want something to hold on to
    And a little of that Human Touch
    Just a little of that Human Touch

    Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
    Well it comes at a hard hard price
    You can't shut off the risk and the pain
    Without losin' the love that remains
    We're all riders on this train

    So you've been broken and you've been hurt
    Show me somebody who ain't
    Yeah, I know I ain't nobody's bargain
    But, hell, a little touchup
    and a little paint...

    You might need somethin' to hold on to
    When all the answers, they don't amount to much
    Somebody that you could just to talk to
    And a little of that Human Touch

    Baby, in a world without pity
    Do you think what I'm askin's too much
    I just want to feel you in my arms
    Share a little of that Human Touch
    Feel a little of that Human Touch
    Give me a little of that Human Touch

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  • 22 Living Proof

    Lyrics

    Well now on a summer night in a dusky room
    Come a little piece of the Lord's undying light
    Crying like he swallowed the fiery moon
    In his mother's arms it was all the beauty I could take
    Like the missing words to some prayer that I could never make
    In a world so hard and dirty so fouled and confused
    Searching for a little bit of God's mercy
    I found living proof

    I put my heart and soul I put 'em high upon a shelf
    Right next to the faith the faith that I'd lost in myself
    I went down into the desert city
    Just tryin' so hard to shed my skin
    I crawled deep into some kind of darkness
    Lookin' to burn out every trace of who I'd been
    You do some sad sad things baby
    When it's your you 're tryin' to lose
    You do some sad and hurtful things
    I've seen living proof

    You shot through my anger and rage
    To show me my prison was just an open cage
    There were no keys no guards
    Just one frightened man and some old shadows for bars

    Well now all that's sure on the boulevard
    Is that life is just a house of cards
    As fragile as each and every breath
    Of this boy sleepin' in our bed
    Tonight let's lie beneath the eaves
    Just a close band of happy thieves
    And when that train comes we'll get on board
    And steal what we can from the treasures of the Lord
    It's been along long drought baby
    Tonight the rain's pourin' down on our roof
    Looking for a little bit of God's mercy
    I found living proof

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  • 23 Lucky Town

    Lyrics

    House got too crowded clothes got too tight
    And I don't know just where I'm going tonight
    Out where the sky's been cleared by a good hard rain
    There's somebody callin' my secret name

    I'm going down to Lucky Town
    Going down to Lucky Town
    I wanna lose these blues I've found
    Down in Lucky Town
    Down in Lucky Town

    Had a coat of fine leather and snakeskin boots
    But that coat always had a tread hangin' loose
    Well I pulled it one night and to my surprise
    It led me right past your house and on over the rise

    I'm going down to Lucky Town
    Down to Lucky Town
    I'm gonna lose these blues I've found
    Down in Lucky Town
    Down in Lucky Town

    I had some victory that was just failure in deceit
    Now the joke's comin' up through the soles of my feet
    I been a long time walking on fortune's cane
    Tonight I'm steppin' lightly and feelin' no pain

    Well here's to your good looks baby now here's to my health
    Here's to the loaded places that we take ourselves
    When it comes to luck you make your own
    Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I'm building me a new home

    Down in Lucky Town
    Down in Lucky Town
    I'm gonna lose these blues I've found
    Down in Lucky Town

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  • 24 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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  • 25 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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  • 26 The Rising

    Lyrics

    Can't see nothin' in front of me
    Can't see nothin' coming up behind
    I make my way through this darkness
    I can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me
    Lost track of how far I've gone
    How far I've gone, how high I've climbed
    On my back's a sixty pound stone
    On my shoulder a half mile line

    Come on up for the rising
    Com on up, lay your hands in mine
    Come on up for the rising
    Come on up for the rising tonight

    Left the house this morning
    Bells ringing filled the air
    Wearin' the cross of my calling
    On wheels of fire I come rollin' down here

    Come on up for the rising
    Come on up, lay your hands in mine
    Come on up for the rising
    Come on up for the rising tonight

    Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

    Spirits above and behind me
    Faces gone, black eyes burnin' bright
    May their precious blood forever bind me
    Lord as I stand before your fiery light

    Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

    I see you Mary in the garden
    In the garden of a thousand sighs
    There's holy pictures of our children
    Dancin' in a sky filled with light
    May I feel your arms around me
    May I feel your blood mix with mine
    A dream of life comes to me
    Like a catfish dancin' on the end of the line

    Sky of blackness and sorrow ( a dream of life)
    Sky of love, sky of tears (a dream of life)
    Sky of glory and sadness ( a dream of life)
    Sky of mercy, sky of fear ( a dream of life)
    Sky of memory and shadow ( a dream of life)
    Your burnin' wind fills my arms tonight
    Sky of longing and emptiness (a dream of life)
    Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life ( a dream of life)

    Come on up for the rising
    Come on up, lay your hands in mine
    Come on up for the rising
    Come on up for the rising tonight

    Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

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  • 27 Mary's Place

    Lyrics

    I got seven pictures of Buddha
    The prophet's on my tongue
    Eleven angels of mercy
    Sighin' over that black hole in the sun
    My heart's dark but it's risin'
    I'm pullin' all the faith I can see
    From that black hole on the horizon
    I hear your voice calling me

    Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
    Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Tell me how do we get this thing started
    Meet me at Mary's place

    Familiar faces around me
    Laughter fills the air
    Your loving grace surrounds me
    Everybody's here
    Furniture's out on the front porch
    Music's up loud
    I dream of you in my arms
    I lose myself in the crowd

    Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
    Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Tell me how do you live broken-hearted
    Meet me at Mary's place

    I got a picture of you in my locket
    I keep it close to my heart
    A light shining in my breast
    Leading me through the dark
    Seven days, seven candles
    In my window light your way
    Your favorite record's on the turntable
    I drop the needle and pray
    Band's countin' out midnight
    Floor's rumblin' loud
    Singer's callin' up daylight
    And waitin' for that shout from the crowd
    Waitin' for that shout from the crowd
    Waitin' for that shout from the crowd
    Waitin' for that shout from the crowd
    Waitin' for that shout from the crowd
    Waitin' for that shout from the crowd

    Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up
    Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, turn it up

    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
    Tell me how do we get this thing started
    Meet me at Mary's place

    Meet me at Mary's place
    Meet me at Mary's place

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  • 28 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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  • 29 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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  • 30 Land of Hope and Dreams

    Lyrics

    Grab your ticket and your suitcase
    Thunder’s rollin’ down this track
    Well, you don’t know where you’re goin’ now
    But you know you won’t be back
    Well, darlin’ if you’re weary
    Lay your head upon my chest
    We’ll take what we can carry
    Yeah, and we’ll leave the rest

    Big wheels roll through fields
    Where sunlight streams
    Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

    Well, I will provide for you
    And I’ll stand by your side
    You’ll need a good companion now
    For this part of the ride
    Leave behind your sorrows
    Let this day be the last
    Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine
    And all this darkness past

    Big wheels roll through fields
    Where sunlight streams
    Oh meet me in a land of hope and dreams

    This train...
    Carries saints and sinners
    This train...
    Carries losers and winners
    This train...
    Carries whores and gamblers
    This train...
    Carries lost souls

    I said this train...
    Dreams will not be thwarted
    This train...
    Faith will be rewarded

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  • 31 From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)

    Lyrics

    At sixteen she quit high school to
    make her fortune in the promised land
    She got a job behind the counter in an
    all night hamburger stand
    She wrote faithfully home to mama
    "Now mama don't you worry none"
    From small things, mama
    Big things one day come

    It was late one Friday he pulled in
    out of the dark
    He was tall and handsome; first she
    took his order, then she took his heart
    They bought a house up on the hillside
    Where little feet soon would run
    From small things, mama
    Big things one day come

    BRIDGE:
    Oh but love is fleeting
    it's sad but true
    But when your heart is beating
    You don't wanna hear the news
    She packed her bags
    and with a Wyomie County real estate man
    She ran down to Tampa
    In and "El Dorado Grande"
    She wrote back home, "Dear Mama
    Life is just heaven in the sun
    From small things, mama
    Big things one day come"

    Well she shot him dead
    On a sunny Florida road
    When they caught her all she said
    Was she couldn't stand the way he drove

    Back home lonesome Johnny
    Prays for his baby's parole
    He waits on the hillside
    Where the Wyomie waters roll
    At his feet and almost grown now
    A blue-eyed daughter and a handsome son
    Well from small things, mama
    Big things one day come
    Well from small things, mama
    Big things one day come

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  • 32 The Big Payback

    Lyrics

    I bought a scooter and I rented a shack
    Out in the sun, by the railroad track
    I got a job and I'm a-breakin' my back
    Workin' and workin' for the big payback

    I keep a puttin' and a puttin' out
    I keep a sweatin' like all get out
    I work so long that i"m a losin' track
    Waitin', waitin' on the big payback

    Well, it's a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, look out Sam
    It's a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
    They got your neck in the noose, you're draggin' long in back
    Chasin' and chasin' the big payback

    Oh what my foreman does well I don't know
    He just throws me a shovel and yells "Go, Bobby, Go"
    Oh well - a all day long he's just a diddy wack wack
    While I'm sweatin' and sweatin' the big payback

    Well, it's a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, look out Sam
    It's a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
    They got your neck in the noose, you're hands are tied up in back
    Chasin' and chasin' the big payback

    I quit that job, and Mister I ain't goin' back
    Got me a knife and she's a long and black
    I'll tell you how I make my piece at night Mac
    Down in the alley of the big payback

    I go a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, c'mon man
    You're a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
    I got your neck in the noose and I don't give a damn, Jack
    I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback
    I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback
    I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback

  • 33 Held Up Without a Gun

    Lyrics

    I was out
    driving just a
    taking it slow
    Looked at my
    tank it was
    reading low
    Pulled in a
    Exxon station
    out on Highway
    One
    Held up without
    a gun, held up
    without a gun

    Some damn fool
    with a guitar
    walkin' down
    the street
    ain't got
    nowhere to go
    Ain't got
    nothing to eat
    Man with a cigar says,
    "Sign here son"
    Held up without
    a gun, held up
    without a gun

    Now it's a sin
    and it oughta
    be a crime
    You know it
    happens buddy
    all the time
    Try to make a
    living, try to
    have a little
    fun
    Held up without
    a gun, held up
    without a gun

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  • 34 Trapped

    Lyrics

    Seems like I'm caught up in your trap again
    Seems like I'll be wearing the same old chains
    Good will conquer evil and the truth will set me free
    And I know someday I will find the key
    I know somewhere I will find the key
    Seems like I've been playing your game way too long
    Seems the game I've played has made you strong
    When the game is over I won't walk out the loser
    I know I'll walk out of here again
    I know someday I'll walk out of here again

    Well now I'm trapped
    OOh yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah
    Trapped

    Seems like I've been sleeping in your bed too long
    Seems like you've been meaning to do me harm
    But I'll teach my eyes to see beyond these walls in front of me
    Someday I'll walk out of here again
    Someday I'll walk out of here again

    Trapped
    OOh yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah

    Seems like I've been playing your game way too long
    Seems the game I've played has made you strong

    Trapped
    OOh yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah
    Trapped
    OOh Yeah

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  • 35 None But the Brave

    Lyrics

    Tonight down on Union Street
    I'm thinking back baby to you and me
    The way you used to be
    Your words come back to me
    From passing cars
    Voices sing out
    And empty bars
    Where guitars ring out
    We'd walk and talk about
    Who'd be the ones to get out

    You said
    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave
    Those strong enough to save
    Something from what they gave.

    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave

    In my dreams these nights I see you my friend
    The way you looked back then
    On a night like this
    I know that girl no longer exists
    Except for a moment in some stranger's eyes
    Or in the nameless girls in cars rushing by
    That's where I find you tonight
    And in my heart you still survive

    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave
    Those strong enough to save
    Something from the love they gave.

    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave

    Now tonight once more
    I search every face on that crowded floor
    Looking for, I don't know what for
    Just waitin' to see you come walkin' through that door
    There's a girl standing by the band
    She reminds me of you and I ask her to dance
    As the drummer counts away
    I take her hand, we move away

    Tonight, now I see old friends
    Caught in a game they've got no chance to win
    Gettin' beat and then playin' again
    'Til their strength gives out or their heart gives in

    Now who's the man who thinks he can decide
    Whose dreams will live and who's shall be pushed aside
    Has he ever walked down these streets at night and looked into the eyes of

    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave
    Those strong enough to save
    Something from the love they gave

    None but the brave
    No one baby but the brave

  • 36 Missing

    Lyrics

    Woke up this morning, was a chill in the air
    Went into the kitchen, your cigarettes were lying there
    Your jacket hung on the chair where you left it last night
    Everything was in place, everything was all right
    But you were missing
    Missing...

    Last night I dreamed the sky went black
    You were drifting down and you couldn't get back
    You were lost and in trouble so far from home
    I reached for you, my arms went to stone
    I woke and you were missing
    Missing...

    I searched for something to explain
    In the whispering rain, the trembling leaves
    Tell me baby where did you go
    You were here just a moment ago

    There's nights I still hear your footsteps fall
    Your key in the door, your voice in the hall
    Your smell drifts through our bedroom
    I wake, but I don't move

  • 37 Lift Me Up

    Lyrics

    I don't need your answered prayers
    Or the chains your lover wears
    I don't need your rings of gold
    Or the secrets that you hold
    Lift me up,
    Lift me up and I'll fall with you lift me up
    Let your love lift me up

    I don't need your sacred vow
    Or the promise tomorrow brings
    Veiled behind the morning clouds
    I'll take the fate the daylight brings
    Lift me up, darling
    Lift me up and I'll fall with you lift me up
    Let your love lift me up

    When the morning bright
    Lifts away this night
    In the light above
    We will find our love, we will find our love

    Your skin, your hand upon my neck
    This skin, your fingers on my skin
    This kiss, this heartbeat, this breath
    This heart, this heart, this wilderness
    Lift me up, darling
    Lift me up and I'll fall with your lift me up
    Let your love lift me up

  • 38 Viva Las Vegas

    Lyrics

    Bright light city
    gonna set my
    soul
    gonna set my
    soul on fire
    There's a whole
    lot a money just
    ready to burn so
    get those stakes
    up higher
    There's a
    thousand pretty
    women just
    waitin' out there
    They're all livin
    Devil may care
    and I'm just the
    Devil with love to
    spare
    Viva Las Vegas
    Viva Las Vegas

    How I wish that
    there were more
    than 24 hours in
    a day
    But even if there
    were 40 more I
    wouldn't sleep a
    minute away
    There's Blackjack,
    Poker and the
    Roulette Wheel
    A fortune won
    and lost on
    every deal
    All you need is
    money and
    nerves of steel
    Viva Las Vegas
    Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas
    with your neon
    flashing
    And your
    one-armed
    bandits crashing
    All your
    hopes down the
    drain
    Viva Las Vegas
    turning day into
    night time turnin
    'night into day
    time if you've seen it once you'll
    never be the
    same again

    SOLO

    Gonna keep on
    the run
    I'm gonna have
    me some fun
    If it costs me
    my very last
    dime
    If I wind up
    broke well I'll
    always remember
    that I had a
    swinging time
    I'm gonna give it
    every thing I got
    Lady Luck won't
    you let the dice
    stay hot
    Let me shoot a
    seven with every
    shot
    Viva Las Vegas
    Viva Las Vegas
    Viva Las Vegas
    Viva Viva
    Las Vegas
    BUSTED................
    SOLO OUT

  • 39 County Fair

    Lyrics

    Every year when summer comes around
    They stretch a banner 'cross the main street in town
    You can feel somethin's happenin' in the air
    Well, from Carol's house up on Telegraph Hill
    You can see the lights going up out in Soldiers Field
    Getting ready, for the county fair

    County fair, county fair,
    Everybody in town'll be there
    So come on, hey we're goin' down there
    (hey) Little girl with the long blond hair
    Come win your daddy one of them stuffed bears
    Baby, down at the country fair

    Now you'll be hangin' tight when we hit the top
    And that rollercoaster's ready to drop
    And your braggin', how you wasn't even scared
    Well baby you know I just love the sound
    Of that pipe organ on the merry-go-round
    Baby, down at the county fair

    County fair, county fair,
    Everybody in town'll be there
    So come on, hey we're goin' down there
    (hey) Little girl with the long blond hair
    Come win your daddy one of them stuffed bears
    Baby, down at the country fair

    At the north end of the field they set up a stand
    And they got a little rock and roll band
    People dancin' out in the open air
    It's James Young and the Immortal Ones
    Two guitars, (baby) bass and drums
    Just rockin', down at the county fair

    (well) County fair, county fair
    Everybody in town'll be there
    So come on, we're goin' down there
    Little girl with the long blond hair
    Come win your daddy one of them stuffed bears
    Baby, down at the county fair

    Now it's getting late before we head back to town
    We let that fortune wheel spin around
    Come on mister tell me what's waiting out there
    On my way out I steal a kiss in the dark
    Hope I can remember where our car's parked
    Baby, out at the county fair

    Now off down the highway there's the last stream of cars
    We sit a while in my front yard
    With the radio playin' soft and low
    I pull Carol close to my heart
    And I lean back and stare up at the stars
    Oh I wish, I'd never have to let this moment go

  • 40 Code of Silence

    Lyrics

    There's a code of silence that we don't dare speak
    There's a wall between and the river's deep
    We keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
    But there's a code of silence and it can't go on

    Is the truth so elusive, so elusive you see
    that it ain't enough baby
    To bridge the distance between you and me
    There's a list of grievance 100 miles long
    There's a code of silence and it can't go on

    Well you walk with your eyes open
    But your lips they remain sealed
    While the promises we made are broken
    Beneath the truth we fear to reveal
    Now I need to know now darlin'
    I need to know what's goin' on so c'mon

    Well you walk with your eyes open
    But your lips they remain sealed
    While the promises we made are broken
    Beneath the truth we fear to reveal
    Now I need to know now darlin'
    I need to know what's goin' on so c'mon

    There's a code of silence that we don't dare speak
    There's a wall between and the river's deep
    We keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
    But there's a code of silence and it can't go on

  • 41 Dead Man Walkin'

    Lyrics

    There's a pale horse comin'
    I'm gonna ride it
    I'll rise in the morning
    My fate decided
    I'm a dead man walkin'
    I'm a dead man walkin'

    In St. James Parish
    I was born and christened
    Now I've got my story
    Mister no need for you to listen
    It's just a dead man talkin'

    Once I had a job I had a girl
    But between our dreams and actions
    Lies this world

    In the deep forest
    Their blood and tears rushed over me
    All I could feel was the drugs and the shotgun
    And my fear up inside of me
    Like a dead man talkin'

    'Neath a summer sky my eyes went black
    Sister I won't ask for forgiveness
    My sins are all I have

    Now the clouds above my prison
    Move slowly across the sky
    There's a new day comin'
    And my dreams are full tonight

  • 42 Countin' On a Miracle

    Lyrics

    It's a fairytale so tragic
    There's no prince to break the spell
    I don't believe in magic
    But for you I will, for you I will
    If I'm a fool, I'll be a fool
    Darlin' for you

    I'm countin' on a miracle
    Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
    Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle
    To come through

    There ain't no storybook story
    There's no never-ending song
    Our happily ever after Darlin'
    Forever come and gone
    I'm movin' on
    If I'm gonna believe
    I'll put my faith
    Darlin' in you

    I'm countin' on a miracle
    Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
    Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle
    To come through

    Sleeping beauty awakes from her dream
    With her lover's kiss on her lips
    Your kiss was taken from me
    Now all I have is this

    Your kiss, your kiss, your touch, your touch
    Your heart, your heart, your strength, your strength
    Your hope, your hope, your faith, your faith
    Your face, your face, your love, your love
    Your dream, your dream, your life, your life


    I'm runnin' through the forest
    With this wolf at my heels
    My king is lost at midnight
    When the tower bells peal
    We've got no fairytale ending
    In God's hands our fate is complete
    Your heaven's here in my heart
    Our love's this dust beneath my feet
    Just this dust beneath my feet
    If I'm gonna live
    I'll life my life
    Darlin' to you

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