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Track

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

Label
Columbia
Release Date
25 August 1975
Lyrics
Tear drops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Well everybody better move over, that's all
I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the wall
Tenth Avenue freeze-out, Tenth Avenue freeze-out

I'm stranded in the jungle
Taking all the heat they was giving
The night is dark but the sidewalk's bright
And lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
She hit me with a Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
And I'm all alone, I'm all alone
And kid you better get the picture
And I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I can't go home

When the change was made uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hands
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half
With a Tenth Avenue freeze-out, Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out...

Appears On

Born to Run
8 Songs 1975
Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition
8 Songs 2005
Live 1975–85
40 Songs 1986
Live in New York City
20 Songs 2001
Live in New York City (DVD)
27 Songs 2001
Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75
16 Songs 2006
Springsteen on Broadway
30 Songs 2018
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