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Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Madman drummers bummers 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 unpleasin, sneezin and wheezin The calliope crashed to the ground The calliope crashed to the ground! But she was blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Some silicone sister with a manager mister Told me I got what it takes She said Ill turn you on sonny to something strong Play the song with the funky break And go-cart Mozart was checkin out the weather chart To see if it was safe outside And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly And asked me if I needed a ride Asked me if I needed a ride! But she was blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light She got down but she never got tired Shes gonna make it through the night Shes gonna make it through the night But mama, thats where the fun is But mama, thats where the fun is Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun But mama, thats where the fun is Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone Preacher from the east Says, Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone Thats where they expect it least And some new-mown chaperone was standin in the corner Watching the young girls dance And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin with his frozen zone Reminding him of romance The calliope crashed to the ground But she was blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light She got down, but she never got tired Shes gonna make it through the night
Born down in a dead mans town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog thats been beat too much Til you spend half your life just coverin 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 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, dont you understand I had a brother at Khe Sanh Fighting off the Viet Cong Theyre still there, hes 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 Im ten years burning down the road Nowhere to run aint got nowhere to go Born in the U.S.A I was born in the U.S.A. now Born in the U.S.A Im a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A. now Born in the U.S.A Born in the U.S.A Born in the U.S.A Im a cool rockin Daddy in the U.S.A. now
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 out on Highway 9 Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back Its a death trap, its a suicide rap We gotta get out while were young `Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run Yes, girl, we were 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 Well run till we drop, baby well never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire? `Cause baby Im just a scared and lonely rider But I gotta know how it feels I want to know if love is wild, babe I want to know if love is real Oh, can you show me? 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, Wendy, on the streets tonight In an everlasting kiss The highways jammed with broken heroes On a last chance power drive Everybodys out on the run tonight But theres no place left to hide Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness Ill love you with all the madness in my soul Oh, someday girl, I dont know when Were gonna get to that place Where we really want to go, and well walk in the sun But till then, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Oh honey, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Come on with me, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run
There comes a time when we heed a certain call When the world must come together as one There are people dying And its time to lend a hand to life The greatest gift of all We cant go on pretending day by day That someone, somewhere will soon make a change We are all a part of Gods great big family And the truth, you know Love is all we need We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me Send them your heart so theyll know that someone cares And their lives will be stronger and free As God has shown us by turning stone to bread So we all must lend a helping hand We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me When youre down and out, there seems no hope at all But if you just believe theres no way we can fall Well, well, well Let us realize, oh, that a change can only come When we stand together as one We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me Alright let me hear you We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me Come on yall let me hear you We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me, yeah, yeah We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me Thank you We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me
I get up in the evening And I aint got nothing to say I come home in the morning I go to bed feeling the same way I aint nothing but tired Man, Im just tired and bored with myself Hey there baby, I could use just a little help You cant start a fire You cant start a fire without a spark This guns for hire Even if were just dancing in the dark Message keeps getting clearer Radios on and Im moving round the place I check my look in the mirror I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face Man, I aint getting nowhere Im just living in a dump like this Theres something happening somewhere Baby, I just know that there is You cant start a fire You cant start a fire without a spark This guns for hire Even if were just dancing in the dark You sit around getting older Theres a joke here somewhere and its on me Ill shake this world off my shoulders Come on, baby, the laughs on me Stay on the streets of this town And theyll be carving you up all right They say you gotta stay hungry Hey, baby, Im just about starving tonight Im dying for some action Im sick of sitting round here trying to write this book I need a love reaction Come on now, baby, gimme just one look You cant start a fire Sitting round crying over a broken heart This guns for hire Even if were just dancing in the dark You cant start a fire Worrying about your little world falling apart This guns for hire Even if were just dancing in the dark Even if were just dancing in the dark Even if were just dancing in the dark Even if were just dancing in the dark Hey, baby
Hey, little girl, is your daddy home? Did he go away and leave you all alone? I got a bad desire Oh, oh, oh Im on fire Tell me now, baby, is he good to you? And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no, I can take you higher Oh, oh, oh Im on fire Sometimes its like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and dull And cut a six-inch valley through the middle of my skull At night, I wake up with the sheets soakin wet And a freight train runnin through the middle of my head Only you can cool my desire Oh, oh, oh Im on fire Oh, oh, oh Im on fire Oh, oh, oh Im on fire Ooh-ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
The screen door slams, Marys dress sways Like a vision, she dances across the porch as the radio plays Roy Orbison singing for the lonely Hey, thats me, and I want you only Dont turn me home again I just cant face myself alone again Dont run back inside Darling, you know just what Im here for So youre scared, and youre thinking That maybe we aint that young anymore Show a little faith, theres magic in the night You aint a beauty, but, hey, youre alright Oh, and thats alright 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 saviour to rise from these streets Well now, Im no hero, thats 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 nights 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, heavens waiting down on the tracks Oh-oh come take my hand Were riding out tonight to case the promised land Oh-oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road Lying out there like a killer in the sun Hey, I know its 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 cars out back if youre ready to take that long walk From your front porch to my front seat The doors open but the ride it aint free And I know youre lonely for words that I aint spoken But tonight well be free, all the promisesll 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 theyre gone on the wind So Mary, climb in Its a town full of losers And Im pulling out of here to win
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 lovers 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 daddys within earshot save the buckshot turn up the band And she was blinded by the light Oh, cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night Blinded by the light She got down but she never got tight, but shell 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, thats 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 Oh, cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night Blinded by the light He got down but she never got tight, but hes gonna make it tonight Some silicone sister with her managers mister told me I got what it takes She said Ill 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 some dude with a calling card He said, do what you like, but dont do it here Well I jumped up, turned around, 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, youre 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 were 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 hed 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 Woah, but but mama thats where the fun is I was blinded Oh mama, oh mama I was blinded Oh mama, oh mama I was blinded by the light I was blinded I was blinded I was blinded by the light I was blinded I was blinded by the light I was blinded I was blinded
I come from down in the valley Where, mister, when youre young They bring you up to do like your daddy done Me and Mary we met in high school When she was just seventeen Wed ride out of this valley down to where the fields were green Wed go down to the river And into the river wed dive Oh, down to the river wed 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 wed dive Oh, down to the river we did ride Ah-yah I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company But lately there aint 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 dont remember And Mary acts like she dont care But I remember us riding in my brothers car Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir At night on them banks Id lie awake And pull her close just to feel each breath shed take Now those memories come back to haunt me They haunt me like a curse Is a dream a lie if it dont 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 Ah-yah-yah Down to the river My baby and I Oh, down to the river we ride Ah-yah-ay Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh
Take me now, baby, here as I am Pull me close, try and understand Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe Love is a banquet on which we feed Come on now try and understand The way I feel when Im in your hands Take my hand come undercover They cant hurt you now Cant hurt you now, cant hurt you now Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to us Have I doubt when Im alone Love is a ring, the telephone Love is an angel disguised as lust Here in our bed until the morning comes Come on now try and understand The way I feel under your command Take my hand as the sun descends They cant touch you now Cant touch you now, cant touch you now Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to us With love we sleep With doubt the vicious circle Turn and burns Without you I cannot live Forgive, the yearning burning I believe its time, too real to feel So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to us Because tonight there are two lovers If we believe in the night we trust Because tonight belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust Because tonight belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust
Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night And they blew up his house, too Down on the boardwalk, theyre getting ready for a fight Gonna see what them racket boys can do Now theres trouble busing in from out of state And the D.A. cant get no relief Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade And the gambling commissions hanging on by the skin of its teeth Well, now, everything dies, baby, thats 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 Well, now, everything dies, baby, thats 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 Now, our luck may have died, and our love may be cold But with you, forever, Ill stay Were going out where the sands turning to gold So put on your stockings, baby, cause the nights getting cold And everything dies, baby, thats a fact But maybe everything that dies someday comes back Now I been looking for a job, but its hard to find Down here, its just winners and losers and Dont get caught on the wrong side of that line Well, Im tired of coming out on the losing end So, honey, last night, I met this guy, and Im gonna do a little favor for him Well, now, everything dies, baby, thats 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
Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack I went out for a ride and I never went back Like a river that dont know where its flowing I took a wrong turn and I just kept going Everybodys got a hungry heart Everybodys got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybodys 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 Everybodys got a hungry heart Everybodys got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybodys got a hungry heart Everybody needs a place to rest Everybody wants to have a home Dont make no difference what nobody says Aint nobody like to be alone Everybodys got a hungry heart Everybodys got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybodys got a hungry heart
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 Well the midnight gangs assembled And picked a rendezvous for the night Theyll meet neath that giant Exxon sign That brings this fair city light Man theres an opera out on the turnpike Theres a ballet being fought out in the alley Until the local cops, cherry top, rips this holy night The streets 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 rocknroll bands That faced 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 DJ plays Lonely-hearted lovers struggle in dark corners Desperate as the night moves on Just one look and a whisper, and theyre 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 Rats 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 streets on fire in a real death waltz Between whats flesh and whats fantasy And the poets down here Dont 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
Get in my backseat, honeypie And Ill wear your sadness like its mine Cause its just good to feel whats been missing Yeah, its bad when its good to always be missing But a girl like you Could rip me out of my head Black tears on your cheek I want them in my bed Ill take you out of the city Honey, right into the shadow Because I wanna find tomorrow Yeah, I wanna find tomorrow With a girl like you My Chinatown baby Sittin on the front stoop Crying out the crazy Ill take you out of the city Honey, right into the shadow Because I wanna find tomorrow Yeah, I wanna find tomorrow with you, baby Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme that big red light And take the sadness out of Saturday night Cause thats just good to have what was missing We were bad to be bad, to always be missing But a girl like you Could rip me out of my head Black tears on your cheek I want them in my bed Ill take you out of the city Honey, right into the shadow Cause I wanna find tomorrow Yeah, I wanna find tomorrow With a girl like you Youre my Chinatown baby Sittin on your front stoop Crying out the crazy Ill take you out of the city Honey, right into the shadow Because I wanna find tomorrow Yeah, I wanna find tomorrow with you, baby I wanna run I wanna run I love to chase every feeling I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run Cause I wanna find tomorrow with you, baby Oh, oh Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Oh, oh Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah We dont have to break every dream weve ever known Running down the hallway Running up the long road We dont have to chase everything weve ever made Running down the hallway Running up the long road We dont have to break every dream weve ever known
Yeah Uh Wooh Huh 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 Glory days, well theyll pass you by Glory days, in the wink of a young girls eye Glory days, glory days Well theres a girl that lives up the block Back in school she could turn all the boys heads Sometimes on a Friday Ill 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 its 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 bout Glory days, well theyll pass you by Glory days, in the wink of a young girls eye Glory days, glory days My old man worked 20 years on the line And they let him go Now everywhere he goes out looking for work They just tell him that hes too old I was 9 nine years old and he was working at the Metuchen Ford plant assembly line Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall But I can tell whats on his mind Glory days yeah goin back Glory days aw he aint never had Glory days, glory days In fact I think Im going down to the well tonight And Im gonna drink till I get my fill And I hope when I get old I dont sit around thinking about it But I probably will Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture A little of the glory yeah Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but Boring stories of Glory days, well theyll pass you by Glory days, in the wink of a young girls eye Glory days, glory days
Lights out tonight, trouble in the heartland Got a head-on collision smashin in my guts, man Im caught in a cross fire that I dont understand But theres one thing I know for sure girl I dont give a damn for the same old played out scenes Baby I dont 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 You spend your life waiting for a moment that just dont come Well, dont waste your time waiting Badlands, you gotta live it everyday Let the broken hearts stand as the price youve gotta pay Well keep pushin till its 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 aint satisfied till he rules everything I wanna go out tonight, I wanna find out what I got Well I believe in the love that you gave me I believe in the faith that could save me I believe in the hope and I pray that some day It may raise me above these Badlands, you gotta live it everyday Let the broken hearts stand as the price youve gotta pay Well keep pushin till its understood And these badlands start treating us good For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside That it aint no sin to be glad youre alive I wanna find one face that aint looking through me I wanna find one place, I wanna spit in the face of these Badlands, you gotta live it everyday Let the broken hearts stand as the price youve gotta pay Keep movin till its understood And these badlands start treating us good Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Badlands, whoa whoa whoa whoa Badlands, whoa whoa whoa whoa Badlands, whoa whoa whoa whoa Badlands, whoa whoa whoa whoa Badlands, whoa whoa whoa whoa
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 Id sit on his lap in that big old Buick And steer as we drove through town Hed 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 tween 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, then a shotgun blast Troubled times had come to my hometown To my hometown To my hometown To my hometown Now Main Streets whitewashed windows and vacant stores Seems like there aint nobody wants to come down here no more Theyre closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks Foreman says These jobs are going, boys And they aint coming back To your hometown. To your hometown To your hometown To your hometown Last night me and Kate, we laid in bed Talking about getting out Packing up our bags maybe heading south Im 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. Songwriter: Bruce Springsteen
I was bruised and battered, I couldnt tell what I felt I was unrecognizable to myself I saw my reflection in a window, I didnt know my own face Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin away On the Streets of Philadelphia I walked the avenue, til my legs felt like stone I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone At night I could hear the blood in my veins It was just as black and whispering as the rain On the Streets of Philadelphia Aint no angel gonna greet me Its just you and I, my friend My clothes dont fit me no more I walked a thousand miles Just to slip this skin The night has fallen, Im 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
Well, they blew up the Chicken Man in Philly last night And they blew up his house too Down on the boardwalk theyre ready for a fight Gonna see what them racket boys can do Now theres trouble busin in from outta state And the D.A. cant get no relief Gonna be a rumble on the promenade And the gamblin commissioners hangin on by the skin of his teeth Everything dies, baby, thats a fact But maybe everything that dies some day comes back Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight in Atlantic City Well, I got a job and I put my money away But I got the kind of debts that no honest man can pay So I drew out what I had from the Central Trust And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus Everything dies, baby, thats a fact But maybe everything that dies some day comes back Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight in Atlantic City Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold But with you forever Ill stay Well be goin out where the sand turns to gold But put your stockings on, cause it might get cold Oh, everything dies, baby, thats a fact But maybe everything that dies some day comes back Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight in Atlantic City Now Ive been a-lookin for a job, but its hard to find Theres winners and theres losers and Im south of the line Well, Im tired of gettin caught out on the losin end But I talked to a man last night, gonna do a little favor for him Well, everything dies, baby, thats a fact But maybe everything that dies some day comes back Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight in Atlantic City Oh, meet me tonight in Atlantic City Oh, meet me tonight in Atlantic City
One soft infested summer Me and Terry became friends Trying in vain to breathe The fire we was born in Catching rides to the outskirts Tying faith between our teeth Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house Getting wasted in the heat And Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets With a love so hard and filled with defeat Running for our lives at night on them backstreets Slow dancing in the dark On the beach at Stocktons Wing Where desperate lovers park We sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings Huddled in our cars Waiting for the bells that ring In the deep heart of the night We let loose of everything To go Running on the backstreets Running on the backstreets Terry you swore wed live forever Taking it on them backstreets together Yeah Endless juke joints and Valentino drag Where dancers scraped the tears Up off the street dressed down in rags Running into the darkness Some hurt bad some really dying At night sometimes it seemed You could hear the whole damn city crying Blame it on the lies that killed us Blame it on the truth that ran us down You can blame it all on me Terry It dont matter to me now When the breakdown hit at midnight There was nothing left to say But I hated him And I hated you when you went away Wa oh, wa oh Laying here in the dark Youre like an angel on my chest Just another tramp of hearts Crying tears of faithlessness Remember all the movies, Terry Wed go see Trying to learn to walk like the heroes We thought we had to be Well after all this time To find were just like all the rest Stranded in the park And forced to confess To Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Where we swore forever friends On the backstreets until the end Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Its all right Well go hiding on the backstreets tonight Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Hiding on the backstreets Oh, hey, whoa, oh-oh
Well, youre up all night And your heads down low If you can see your own kite  You know a burden aint a bust You are the only way to trust ya No no no Its only fair it burns up in that rust Lay down, Martha Lay down the holy banner flag Hold out, Martha Help is surely on its way And its not right Dont bask in the glory of mine But oh no, they cant come take that part away They ate up all their cake And they drank their own wine They were always on the take Well, you know the burden aint a gust The only path to love is touch Ill always know that all that proper mounts too much Lay down, Martha Lay all that alabaster down Theres no master and Help will surely come around I dont ask I dont bask in the glory Oh no And its up to me if I dont wear a mask Well youre up all night And your neighbors dont know Man, your neighbors dont know You know a burden aint a bust You know that truths been known to crutch No no no Only them whose pauper lays him up
Men walking along the railroad tracks Going someplace, theres no going back Highway patrol choppers coming up over the ridge Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge Shelter line stretching around the corner Welcome to the new world order Families sleeping in the cars in the southwest No home, no job, no peace, no rest Well, the highway is alive tonight But nobodys kidding nobody about where it goes Im sitting down here in the campfire light Searching for the ghost of Tom Joad He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag Preacher lights up a butt and he takes a drag Waiting for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last In a cardboard box beneath 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 Bathing in the citys aqueduct Well the highway is alive tonight Where its headed, everybody knows Im sitting down here in the campfire light Waiting on the ghost of Tom Joad Now Tom said, Mom, wherever theres a cop beating a guy Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries Where theres a fight against the blood and hatred in the air Look for me, Mom, Ill be there Wherever somebodys fighting for a place to stand Or a decent job or a helping hand Wherever somebodys struggling to be free Look in their eyes, Ma, and youll see me Well the highway is alive tonight But nobodys kidding nobody about where it goes Im sitting down here in the campfire light With the ghost of old Tom Joad
Shell let you in her house If you come knocking late at night Shell let you in her mouth If the words you say are right If you pay the price Shell let you deep inside But theres a secret garden she hides Shell let you in her car To go driving around Shell let you into the parts of herself That will bring you down Shell let you in her heart If you got a hammer and a vise But into her secret garden, dont think twice Youve gone a million miles How far would you get To that place where you cant remember And you cant forget Shell lead you down a path There will be tenderness in the air Shell let you come just far enough So you know shes really there Then shell look at you and smile And her eyes will say Shes got a secret garden Where everything you want Where everything you need Will always stay A million miles away
Tear drops on the city Bad Scooter searching for his groove Seem like the whole world walking pretty And you cant find the room to move Well everybody better move over, thats all Cause Im running on the bad side And I got my back to the wall Tenth Avenue freeze-out, Tenth Avenue freeze-out I was stranded in the jungle Tryin to take in all the heat they was giving The night is dark but the sidewalks 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 I walked into a Tenth Avenue freeze-out Tenth Avenue freeze-out And Im all alone, Im all alone And kid you better get the picture And Im on my own, Im on my own And I cant 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 Im 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
I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a three-niner-six Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor She’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot Outside the Seven-Eleven store Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch And he rides with me from town to town We only run for the money, got no strings attached We shut ’em up and then we shut ’em down Tonight, tonight the strip’s just right I wanna blow em off in my first heat Summer’s here and the time is right For racin’ in the street We take all the action we can meet And we cover all the northeast states When the strip shuts down, we run ’em in the street From the fire roads to the interstate Now, some guys, they just give up living And start dying little by little, piece by piece Some guys come home from work and wash up Then go racin’ in the street Tonight, tonight the strip’s just right I wanna blow ’em all out of their seats Were calling out around the world We’re going racin’ in the street I met her on the strip three years ago In a Camaro with this dude from L.A I blew that Camaro off my back and drove that little girl away But now there’s wrinkles around my baby’s eyes And she cries herself to sleep at night When I come home, the house is dark She sighs, “Baby, did you make it all right?” She sits on the porch of her daddy’s house But all her pretty dreams are torn She stares off alone into the night With the eyes of one who hates for just being born For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels Rumbling through this promised land Tonight my baby and me we’re gonna ride to the sea And wash these sins off our hands Tonight tonight the highway’s bright Out of our way, mister, you best keep Cause summer’s here and the time is right For racin’ in the street
I saw her standing on her front lawn just twirling 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 cant say that Im sorry for the things that we done At least for a little while, sir, me and her we had us some fun Now, 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 sould be hurled They wanted to know why I did what I did Well, sir, I guess theres just a meanness in this world
My heart belongs to you So what could I do To make you feel Im down with You see me hangin around But you dont know how you make me feel for you, and I try to make some sense of this I know it could be serious I dream about just holding you what is a girl supposed to do? I love you I want you Youre the one that I live for And I cant take it anymore I love you I need you What can I do to make you see Youre the only one for me First time I saw your face My heart just erased All the guys I knew Before you walked into my life I was the type to never want for nothing I try to make some sense of this I know it could be serious I dream about just holding you What is a girl supposed to do? I love you I want you Youre the one that I live for And I cant take it anymore I love you I need you What can I do to make you see Youre the only one for me I love you, I want you, I need you in my life Cant you see what you mean to me? Baby, come hold me tight I miss you, wanna kiss you Every time I see your face Baby, Ill be waiting for you Each and every day I love you I want you Youre the one that I live for And I cant take it anymore I love you I need you What can I do to make you see Youre the only one for me Youre the only one for me And I know its meant to be What can I do to make you see My love will carry on So listen to my heart and know Youll find out where my love will go The future lies between us both Oh babe, I love you so I love you I want you Youre the one that I live for And I cant take it anymore I love you I need you What can I do to make you see Youre the only one for me I love you I want you Youre the one that I live for And I cant take it anymore I love you I need you What can I do to make you see Youre the only one for me I love you I want you
We sit in the car outside your house youre quiet I can feel the heat coming around I go to put my arm around you And you give me a look like Im way out of bounds Well, you let out one of your bored sighs Well, lately when I look into your eyes Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down We get dressed up, and we go out, baby, for the night We come home early burning, burning in some fire fight Im sick and tired of you setting me up, yeah Setting me up just to knock-a knock-a knock-a me down Down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down I pull you close now, baby, but when we kiss, I can feel a doubt I remember back when we started My kisses used to turn you inside out I used to drive you to work in the morning Friday night Id drive you all around You used to love to drive me wild, yeah But lately girl you get your kicks from just driving me down Down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down Im goin down, down, down, down
Theres a light on yonder mountain And its calling me to shine Theres a girl over by the water fountain And shes asking to be mine And Jesus is standing in the doorway In a buckskin jacket, boots and spurs so fine He says, We need you son tonight up in Dodge City Cause theres just too many outlaws trying to work the same line Now if Jesus was a sheriff and I were a priest If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief If Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line Theres still too many bad boys trying to work the same line Well sweet Virgin Mary runs the Holy Grail saloon Well for a nickel shell give you whiskey and a personally blessed balloon And the Holy Ghost is the host with the most, he runs the burlesque show Where theyll let you in for free and they hit you when you go Mary serving Mass on Sunday and she sells her body on Monday To the bootlegger who paid the highest price He dont know he got stuck with a loser, shes a stone junkie whats more shes a user Shes only been made once or twice by some kind of magic If Jesus was a sheriff and I were a priest If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line Theres still too many outlaws trying to work the same line Well things aint been the same in heaven since Big Bad Bobby came to town Hes been known to down eleven, then ask for another round Me Ive got scabs on my knees from kneeling way too long Its about time I played the man, took a stand where I belong And I forget about the old friends and the old times Theres just too many new boys trying to work the same line Well if Jesus was a sheriff and I were a priest If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line Theres just too many outlaws trying to work the same line Well theres a light on yonder mountain And its calling me to shine Theres a girl over by the water fountain Shes asking to be mine Jesus is standing in the doorway Six gun drawn and ready to fan Said, We need you tonight son up in Dodge City Told him I was already overdue for Cheyenne If Jesus was the sheriff and I were a priest If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line Theres still too many bad boys trying to work the same line If Jesus was the sheriff and I were a priest If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line Theres still too many bad boys trying to work the same line If Jesus was the sheriff and I was a priest
Well I stood stone-like at midnight Suspended in my masquerade I combed my hair til it was just right And commanded the night brigade I was open to pain and crossed by the rain And I walked on a crooked crutch I strolled all alone through a fallout zone And came out with my soul untouched I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd But when they said, Sit down, I stood up Ooh, ooh, growin up The flag of piracy flew from my mast My sails were set wing to wing I had a jukebox graduate for first mate She couldnt sail but she sure could sing I pushed B-52 and bombed them with the blues With my gear set stubborn on standing I broke all the rules, strafed my old high school Never once gave thought to landing I hid in the clouded warmth of the crowd But when they said, Come down, I threw up Ooh, ooh, growin up Work it back now I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere And you know its really hard to hold your breath I swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared I was the cosmic kid in full costume dress Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth But I got me a nice little place in the stars And I swear I found the key to the universe In the engine of an old parked car I hid in the mother breast of the crowd But when they said, Pull down, I pulled up Ooh, ooh, growin up Ooh, ooh, growin up
Spread out now, Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mamas reins You know playin blind mans bluff is a little babys game You pick up Little Dynamite, Im gonna pick up Little Gun And together were gonna go out tonight and make that highway run You dont have to call me lieutenant, Rosie, and I dont want to be your son The only lover Im ever gonna needs your soft sweet little girls tongue Ah, Rosie, youre the one Dynamites in the belfry, baby, playin with the bats Little Guns downtown in front of Woolworths, tryin out his attitude on all the cats Papas on the corner, waitin for the bus Mama, shes home in the window, waitin up for us Shell be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs, cause you know we aint gonna come Ah, I aint here on business, baby, Im only here for fun And Rosie, youre the one Rosalita, jump a little lighter Señorita, come sit by my fire I just want to be your lover, aint no liar Rosalita, youre my stone desire Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie, dont you know theyre gonna be there Ah, Sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billy, theyll be comin up for air Were gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool Stay out all night, its gonna feel all right So Rosie, come out tonight, oh, baby, come out tonight Windows are for cheaters, chimneys for the poor Oh, closets are for hangers, winners use the door So use it Rosie, thats what its there for Rosalita, jump a little lighter Señorita, come sit by my fire I just want to be your lover, aint no liar Rosalita, youre my stone desire All right Now, I know your mama, she dont like me cause I play in a rock and roll band And I know your daddy, he dont dig me, but he never did understand Your papa lowered the boom, he locked you in your room Im coming to lend a hand Im coming to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man Someday well look back on this and it will all seem funny But now youre sad, your mamas mad And your papa says he knows that I dont Whoa, your papa says he knows Whoa, so your daddy says he knows I dont have Well, 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 And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed, but the Lord had mercy And my machine, shes a dud, Im stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey Well, hold on tight, stay up all night, cause Rosie, Im 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 Theres a little café where they play guitars all night and all day You can hear em in the back room strummin So hold tight, baby, cause dont you know daddys comin Oh, everybody, so! Rosalita, jump a little lighter Señorita, come sit by my fire I just want to be your lover, aint no liar Rosalita, youre my stone desire Oh, yeah
Part A: Waltzing Matilda Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet Sexy boys smiled in dismay She took out four twenties cause she liked round figures Everybodys queen for a day Oh babe, Im on fire and you know I admire your body Why dont we slip away? Although Im sure youre certain, its a rarity me flirtin Sha la la la this way Oh sha la la la la - sha la la la la Hey baby Come on, lets slip away Luscious and gorgeous, oh what a humping muscle Call out the National Guard She creamed in her jeans as he picked up her knees From off of the Formica topped bar And cascading slowly, he lifted her wholly and boldly Out of this world And despite peoples derision proved to be more than diversion And sha la la la la later on And then sha la la la la la He entered her slowly and showed her where he was coming from And then sha la la la la, he made love to her gently It was like shed never ever come And then sha la la la la, sha la la la la When the sun rose and he made to leave You know sha la la la la, sha la la la la Neither one regretted a thing Part B: Street Hassle Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Slip away Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh Hey, that cunts not breathing I think shes had too much of something or other Hey, man, you know what I mean? I dont mean to scare you But youre the one who came here And youre the one whos gotta take her when you leave Im not being smart or trying to be cold on my part And Im not gonna wear my heart on my sleeve But you know people get all emotional And sometimes man they just dont act rationally Oh, they think theyre just on TV Sha la la la, man Why dont you just slip her away You know, Im glad that we met man It was really nice talking And I really wish that there was a little more time to speak But you know it could be a hassle Trying to explain myself to a police officer About how it was your old lady got herself stiffed And its not like we could help But there was nothing no one could do And if there was, man, you know I would have been the first Oh when someone turns that blue Well, its a universal truth Then you just know that bitch will never fuck again By the way, thats really some bad shit That you came to our place with But you ought to be more careful around the little girls Its either the best or its the worst And since I dont have to choose, I guess I wont And I know this aint no way to treat a guest But why dont you grab your old lady by the feet And just lay her out in the darkest street And by morning, shes just another hit and run You know, some people got no choice And they can never find a voice To talk with that they can even call their own So the first thing that they see That allows them the right to be Why they follow it You know, its called bad luck Part C: Slipaway Well hey man, thats just a lie Its the lie she tells her friends Cause a real song The real song she wont even admit to herself The beating in her heart Its a song lots of people know Its a painful song With a load of sad truth But lifes full of sad songs Penny for a wish But wishin wont make you so, Joe But a pretty kiss or a pretty face cant have its way Joe, tramps like us, we were born to pay Love has gone away And theres no one here now And theres nothing left to say But oh how I miss him, baby Oh baby, come on and slip away Come on baby, why dont you slip away? Love has gone away Took the rings off my fingers And theres nothing left to say But oh how, oh how I need it, baby Come on baby, I need you, baby Oh, please dont slip away I need your loving so bad, babe Please dont slip away
Well theyre still racing out at the Trestles But that blood it never burned in her veins Now I hear shes got a house up in Fairview And a style shes trying to maintain Well, if she wants to see me You can tell her that Im easily found Tell her theres a spot out neath Abrams Bridge And tell her Theres a darkness on the edge of town Theres a darkness on the edge of town Well everybodys got a secret, son Something that they just cant 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 In the darkness on the edge of town Some folks are born into a good life And other folks get it anyway, anyhow Well then I lost my money and I lost my wife Them things dont seem to matter much to me now Tonight Ill be on that hill cause I cant stop Ill be on that hill with everything I got Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost Ill be there on time and Ill pay the cost For wanting things that can only be found In the darkness on the edge of town In the darkness on the edge of town
Cant see nothing in front of me Cant see nothing coming up behind Make my way through this darkness I cant feel nothing but this chain that binds me Lost track of how far Ive gone How far Ive gone, how high Ive climbed On my backs a sixty pound stone On my shoulder, a half-mile line 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 Left the house this morning Bells were ringing and filled the air I was wearing the cross of my calling On wheels of fire, I come rolling 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 Theres spirits above and behind me Faces gone black, eyes burning bright May their precious blood bind me Lord, as I stand before your fiery light I see you Mary in the garden In the garden of a thousand sighs Theres holy pictures of our children Dancing 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 dancing on the end of the line Sky of blackness and sorrow Sky of love, sky of tears Sky of glory and sadness Sky of mercy, sky of fear Sky of memory and shadow Your burning wind fills my arms tonight Sky of longing and emptiness Sky of fullness, sky of blessed 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
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 Its about a mile down on the dark side of route eighty-eight I got a bottle of rose so lets try it Well pick up Hazy Davy and Killer Joe and Ill take you all out to where the gypsy angels go Theyre built like light And they dance like spirits in the night in the night Oh, you dont know what they can do to you Spirits in the night , in the 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, Try some of this itll show you where youre at, or at least itll help you really feel it By the time we made it up to Greasy Lake I had my head out the window and Janeys fingers were in the cake I think I really dug her cause I was too loose to fake I said, Im 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 In the night , Janey dont know what she do to you Like a spirit in the night , in the 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 dont know what they can do to you Spirits in the night, all night Stand right up and let it shoot right through you Like a spirit in the night, all night All night, all night All night, all night All night, all night
When you need me call my name Cause without you my life just wouldnt be the same If you want me come sunny skies or rain When you need me just call my name If you miss me, Ill be there To brush the sunlight from your hair Ill be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you If you need me Ill be there And when this dirty world has been cold to you I got two strong arms waitin to hold you And when those mean days come along Well stand together and well take em on So if you need me just call my name When you need me call my name Cause without you my life just isnt the same Cause when this world kicked me around You picked me up off the ground So if you need me Ill be there When you need me call my name Cause without you my life just wouldnt be the same If you want me come sunny skies or rain When you need me just call my name
I wake up in the morning, just glad my boots are on Instead of empty in the whispering grasses Down the Five at Forest Lawn On the set, the makeup girl brings me two raw eggs and a shot of gin Then I give it all up for that little blue pill That promises to bring it all back to you again Ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Here in the canyons above Sunset, the desert dont give up the fight A coyote with someone’s Chihuahua in its teeth skitters cross my veranda in the night Some lost sheep from Oklahoma sips her Mojito down at the Whiskey Bar Smiles and says she thinks she remembers me from that commercial with the credit card Hell, these days there aint no more, now there’s just again Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Some days I take my El Camino, throw my saddle in and go East to the desert where the charros, they still ride and rope Our American brothers cross the wire and bring the old ways with them Tonight the western stars are shining bright again Once I was shot by John Wayne, yeah, it was towards the end That one scenes bought me a thousand drinks, set me up and tell it for you, friend Heres to the cowboys, riders in the whirlwind Tonight the western stars are shining bright again And the western stars are shining bright again Tonight the riders on Sunset are smothered in the Santa Ana winds And the western stars are shining bright again Cmon and ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend Cause tonight the western stars are shining bright again I woke up this morning just glad my boots were on
Im ridin in your car You turn on the radio Youre pullin me close I just say no I say I dont like it But you know Im a liar Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire Late at night Youre takin me home You say you want to stay I say I want to be alone I say I dont love you But you know Im a liar Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire You had a hold on me right from the start A grip so tight I couldnt tear it apart My nerves all jumpin, actin like a fool Well, your kisses they burn But my heart stays cool... {Pause} Well, Romeo and Juliet Samson and Delilah Baby you can bet A love they couldnt deny My words say split But my words they lie Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire You had a hold on me right from the start A grip so tight I couldnt tear it apart My nerves all jumpin, actin like a fool Well, your kisses they burn But my heart stays cool... Oh fire Kisses like fire... Burn me up with fire I like what youre doin now, fire Touchin me, fire Touchin me, burnin me, fire Take me home
Man walks along the railroad track Hes goin some place and theres no turnin back The Highway Patrol chopper comin up over the ridge Man sleeps by a campfire under the bridge The shelter line stretchin around the corner Welcome to the New World Order Families sleepin in their cars out in the Southwest No job, no home, no peace, no rest, no rest And the highway is alive tonight Nobodys foolin nobody as to where it goes Im sitting down here in a campfire light Searchin for the ghost of Tom Joad He pulls his prayer book out of a sleepin bag The preacher lights up a bud and takes a drag Hes waitin for the time when the last shall be first, and the first shall be last In a cardboard box neath the underpass With a one-way ticket to the promised land With a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand Lookin for a pillow of solid rock Bathin in the citys aqueducts And the highway is alive tonight Nobodys foolin nobody as to where it goes Im sittin down here in the campfire light With the ghost of old Tom Joad Now Tom said Ma, whenever ya see a cop beatin a guy Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries Wherever theres a fight against blood and hatred in the air Look for me, Ma, Ill be there Wherever somebodys strugglin for a place to stand For a decent job or a helpin hand Wherever somebody is strugglin to be free Look in their eyes, Ma, youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me Youll see me And the highway is alive tonight Nobodys foolin nobody as to where it goes Im sittin down here in the campfire light With the ghost of Tom Joad
New Jersey turnpike, ridin on a wet night Neath the refinerys glow, out where the great black rivers flow License, registration, I aint got none But I got a clear conscience bout the things that I done Mister state trooper, please dont stop me Please dont stop me, please dont stop me Maybe you got a kid, maybe you got a pretty wife The only thing that I gots been botherin me my whole life Mister state trooper, please dont stop me Please dont stop me, please dont stop me In the wee, wee hours, your mind gets hazy Radio relay towers gon lead me to my baby Radios jammed up with talk show stations Its just talk, talk, talk, talk, till you lose your patience Mister state trooper, please dont stop me Hey, somebody out there, listen to my last prayer Hi ho silver-o, deliver me from nowhere Hi ho
Forty-one shots and well take that ride Across the bloody river to the other side Forty-one shots cut through the night Youre 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 aint no secret It aint no secret No secret, my friend You can get killed just for living in your American skin Forty-one shots, Lena gets her son ready for school She says, On these streets, Charles Youve got to understand the rules If an officer stops you promise me youll always be polite And that youll never ever run away Promise Mama, youll keep your hands in sight Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It aint no secret It aint no secret No secret, my friend You 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 aint no secret It aint no secret It aint no secret Forty-one shots and well take that ride Across this bloody river to the other side Forty-one shots I got my boots caked in this mud Were baptized in these waters And in each others blood Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It aint no secret It aint no secret No secret my friend You get killed just for living in You get killed just for living in You get killed just for living in your American skin Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots Forty-one shots
Well, its Saturday night Youre all dressed up in blue I been watching you awhile Maybe you been watching me, too So somebody ran out Left somebodys heart in a mess Well, if youre looking for love Honey, Im 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 youre rough enough for love Honey, Im tougher than the rest The road is dark And its a thin thin line But I want you to know Ill walk it for you any time Maybe your other boyfriends Couldnt pass the test Well, if youre rough and ready for love Honey, Im tougher than the rest Well, it aint no secret Ive been around a time or two Well, I dont know baby maybe youve been around too Well, theres another dance All you gotta do is say yes And if youre rough and ready for love Honey, Im tougher than the rest If youre rough enough for love Baby, Im tougher than the rest
Neath a crowd of mongrel trees I pulled that bothersome thread Got down on my knees, grabbed my pen and bowed my head Tried to summon all that my heart finds true And send it in my letter to you Whoa! Things I found out through hard times and good I wrote ’em all out in ink and blood Dug deep in my soul and signed my name true And sent it in my letter to you In my letter to you I took all my fears and doubts In my letter to you All the hard things I found out In my letter to you All that I found true And I sent it in my letter to you I took all the sunshine and rain All my happiness and all my pain The dark evеning stars and the morning sky of blue And I sent it in my lеtter to you And I sent it in my letter to you In my letter to you I took all my fears and doubts In my letter to you All the hard things I found out In my letter to you All that I found true And I sent it in my letter to you I sent it in my letter to you
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 Im just killing time Working all day in my daddys garage Driving all night chasing some mirage Pretty soon little girl Im gonna take charge The dogs on Main Street howl cause they understand If I could take one moment into my hands Mister I aint a boy, no Im a man And I believe in a promised land Ive 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 The dogs on Main Street howl cause they understand If I could reach one moment into my hands Mister I aint a boy, no Im a man And I believe in a promised land Well theres a dark cloud rising from the desert floor I packed my bags and Im heading straight into the storm Gonna be a twister to blow everything down That aint 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 The dogs on Main Street howl cause they understand If I could take one moment into my hands Mister I aint a boy, no Im a man And I believe in a promised land
Sandy, the fireworks are hailing over Little Eden tonight Forcing a light into all those stony faces left stranded on this warm July Down in the town, the Circuits full of switchblade lovers, so fast, so shiny, so sharp As 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 on the shore Chasing all them silly New York virgins by the score And Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us This pier lights our carnival life forever Oh, love me tonight, for I may never see you again Hey, Sandy girl My, my, baby Now, the greasers, ah, they tramp the streets Or get busted for sleeping on the beach all night Them boys in their high heels, ah, Sandy Their skins are so white And me, I just got tired of hanging in them dusty arcades, banging them pleasure machines Chasing the factory girls underneath the boardwalk Where they all 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 they kept me spinning, babe, didnt think Id ever get off Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us This pier lights our carnival life on the water Running, laughing neath the boardwalk Ah, with the boss daughter I remember, Sandy, girl Na, na, na, na, na, baby Sandy, that waitress I was seeing lost her desire for me I spoke with her last night, she said she wont set herself on fire for me anymore She worked that joint under the boardwalk She was always the girl you saw bopping down the beach with the radio The kids say last night she was dressed like a star In one of them cheap little seaside bars And I saw her parked with lover boy out on the Kokomo Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie For tellin fortunes better than they do For me this boardwalk lifes through, babe You ought to quit this scene, too Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us This pier lights our carnival life forever Oh, love me tonight and I promise Ill love you forever Oh, I mean it, Sandy, girl My, my, my, my, my baby Yeah, I promise, Sandy, girl Sha, la, la, la, la, baby
Well Janeys got a doctor who tears apart her insides He investigates her and silently baits her sighs He probes with his fingers but knows her heart only through his stethoscope His hands are cold and his bodys so old Janey turns him down like dope Janey needs a shooter now A shooter like me on her side Janey needs a shooter now A shooter man who knows her style The way that I know her style Well Janeys got a priest, from his marble pulpit he smiles He provides consolation and he hears her confession at any time In the pages of his Bible, he holds from what Janey hides And with her doors open wide, she begs, Come inside But hes been frozen so long on the outside Janey needs a shooter now A shooter like me on her side Janey needs a shooter now A shooter man who knows her style The way that I know her style Well Janeys got a cop who lives around the block And checks on her every night And her skin would turn pale as the siren hed wail outside When he knew I was inside Janeys small and sometimes he scared her So I held her real close, she was more saint than a ghost And told her I so long had been prepared for her Janey needs a shooter now A shooter like me on her side Janey needs a shooter now A shooter man who knows her style Janey needs a shooter now A shooter like me on her side Janey needs a shooter now A shooter man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style A man who knows her style The way that I know her style
Well, we busted out of class Had to get away from those fools We learned more from a three-minute record, baby Than we ever learned in school Tonight I hear the neighborhood drummer sound I can feel my heart begin to pound You say youre tired and you just want to close your eyes And follow your dreams down Well we made a promise we swore wed always remember No retreat, baby, no surrender Like soldiers in the winters night with a vow to defend No retreat, baby, no surrender Well, now young faces grow sad and old And hearts of fire grow cold We swore blood brothers against the wind Im ready to grow young again And hear your sisters voice calling us home Across the open yards Well maybe well cut someplace of our own With these drums and these guitars Well we made a promise we swore wed always remember No retreat, baby, no surrender Like soldiers in the winters night with a vow to defend No retreat, baby, no surrender Now on the street tonight the lights grow dim The walls of my room are closing in Theres a war outside still raging You say it aint ours anymore to win I want to sleep beneath Peaceful skies in my lovers bed With a wide open country in my eyes And these romantic dreams in my head Well we made a promise we swore wed always remember No retreat, baby, no surrender Like soldiers in the winters night with a vow to defend No retreat, baby, no surrender
The road is long and seeming without end The days go on, I remember you my friend And though youre gone and my hearts been emptied it seems Ill see you in my dreams I got the old guitar here by the bed All your favorite records and all the books that you read And though my soul feels like its been split at the seams Ill see you in my dreams Ill see you in my dreams when all our summers have come to an end Ill see you in my dreams, well meet and live and laugh again Ill see you in my dreams, yeah around the river bend For death is not the еnd And Ill see you in my dreams Ill see you in my dreams when all our summеrs have come to an end Ill see you in my dreams, well meet and live and laugh again Ill see you in my dreams, yeah around the river bend For death is not the end And Ill see you in my dreams See you in my dreams See you in my dreams Go! And Ill see you in my dreams
Im driving in my car I turn on the radio Im pulling you close You just say no You say you dont like it But girl I know youre a liar Cause when we kiss Ooooh, Fire Late at night Im takin you home I say I wanna stay You say you wanna be alone You say you dont love me But you cant hide your desire And when we kiss Oh, Fire Fire You got a hold on me right from the start A grip so tight, I couldnt tear it apart My nerves all jumpin Actin like a fool Well your kisses they burn But your heart stays cool Romeo and Juliet Samson and Delilah You can bet Their love they couldnt deny Your words say split But your words they lie When we kiss Mmmmmm, Fire Fire You got a hold on me right from the start A grip so tight, I couldnt tear it apart My nerves all jumpin Actin like a fool Your kisses they burn But your heart stays cool Romeo and Juliet Samson and Delilah You can bet Their love they couldnt deny Your words say split But your words they lie When we kiss Mmmmmm, Fire Fire Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire
I had a job, I had a girl I had something going, mister, in this world I got laid off down at the lumber yard Our love went bad. Times got hard Now I work down at the carwash Where all it ever does is rain Dont you feel like youre a rider on a downbound train? She just said Joe, I gotta go. We had it once. We aint got it any more. She packed her bags left me behind She bought a ticket on the Central Line Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining I feel her kiss in the misty rain And I feel like Im a rider on a downbound train Last night I heard your voice You were crying, crying. You were so alone You said your love had never died You were waiting for me at home Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods I ran till I thought my chest would explode There in the clearing, beyond the highway In the moonlight, our wedding house shone I rushed through the yard. I burst through the front door My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed The room was dark. Our bed was empty Then I heard that long whistle whine And I dropped to my knees, hung my head, and cried Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain Now dont it feel like youre a rider on a downbound train?
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 Ive got in this new thing Ive 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 Ive tried so hard, baby, but I just cant 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 Im just a lonely pilgrim I walk this world in wealth I want to know if its you I dont trust Cause I damn sure dont trust myself Now you play the loving woman, Ill play the faithful man But just dont look too close into the palm of my hand We stood at the altar, 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 Im lost in the darkness of our love God have mercy on the man Who doubts what hes sure of
Big black train comin down the track Blow your whistle long and long One minute youre here Next minute youre gone I lay my penny down on the rails As the summer wind sings its last song One minute youre here Next minute youre gone Baby baby baby Im so alone Baby baby baby Im coming home Autumn carnival on the edge of town We walk down the midway arm-in-arm One minute youre here Next minute youre gone I thought I knew just who I was And what Id do but I was wrong One minutе youre here Nеxt minute youre gone Red river running along the edge of town On the muddy banks I lay my body down This body down Footsteps cracklin on a gravel road Stars vanish in a sky as black as stone One minute youre here Next minute youre gone One minute youre here Next minute youre gone One minute youre here
Its raining, but there aint a cloud in the sky Must have been a tear from your eye Everything will be okay Yeah funny, I thought I felt a sweet summer breeze Must have been you sighing so deep Dont worry, were going to find a way Im waiting, waiting on a sunny day Gonna chase the clouds away Yeah Im waiting on a sunny day Without you, Im working with the rain falling down Im half a party in a one dog town I need you to chase these blues away Without you, Im a drummer girl that cant keep a beat Ice cream truck on a deserted street I hope that youre comin to stay Im waiting, waiting on a sunny day Gonna chase the clouds away Waiting on a sunny day Hard times, baby well they come to us all Sure as the ticking of the clock on the wall Sure as the turning of the night into day Your smile girl, brings the morning light to my eyes Lifts away the blues when I rise I hope that youre coming to stay Cause Im waiting, waiting on a sunny day Gonna chase the clouds away Waiting on a sunny day
My name is Joe Roberts, I work for the state Im a sergeant out of Perrineville Barracks Number 8 I always done an honest job—as honest as I could I got a brother named Frankie, and Frankie aint no good Now, ever since we was young kids, its been the same comedown I get a call on the shortwave: Frankies in trouble downtown Well, if it was any other man, Id put him straight away But when its your brother, sometimes, you look the other way Me and Frankie laughing and drinking, nothing feels better than blood on blood Taking turns dancing with Maria as the band played Night of the Johnstown Flood I catch him when hes straying, like any brother would A man turns his back on his family, well, he just aint no good Well, Frankie went in the army back in 1965 I got a farm deferment, settled down, took Maria for my wife But them wheat prices kept on dropping til it was like we were getting robbed Frankie came home in 68, and me, I took this job Yeah, were laughing and drinking, nothing feels better than blood on blood Taking turns dancing with Maria as the band played Night of the Johnstown Flood I catch him when hes straying, teach him how to walk that line A man turns his back on his family, he aint no friend of mine Well, the night was like any other, I got a call bout quarter to nine There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan line There was a kid lying on the floor, looking bad, bleeding hard from his head There was a girl crying at a table, and it was Frank, they said Well, I went out and I jumped in my car, and I hit the lights Well, I mustve done one hundred and ten through Michigan County that night It was out at the crossroads, down round Willow Bank Seen a Buick with Ohio plates; behind the wheel was Frank Well, I chased him through them county roads Til a sign said Canadian border, five miles from here I pulled over on the side of the highway and watched his taillights disappear Me and Frankie laughing and drinking, nothing feels better than blood on blood Taking turns dancing with Maria as the band played Night of the Johnstown Flood I catch him when hes straying, like any brother would A man turns his back on his family, well, he just aint no good
Where the road is dark and the seed is sowed Where the gun is cocked and the bullets cold Where the miles are marked in the blood and gold Ill meet you further on up the road Got on my dead mans suit and my smilin skull ring My lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing I got a song to sing, it keeps me out of the cold And Ill meet you further on up the road Further on up the road Further on up the road Where the way is dark and the night is cold One sunny mornin well rise I know And Ill meet you further on up the road Now I been out in the desert, just doin my time Searchin through the dust, lookin for a sign If theres a light up ahead, well brother I dont know But I got this fever burnin in my soul Further on up the road Further on up the road Further on up the road Further on up the road One sunny mornin well rise I know And Ill meet you further on up the road One sunny mornin well rise I know And Ill meet you further on up the road
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 Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain All of the old faces Ask you why youre back They fit you with position And the keys to your daddys 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 its never over its relentless as the rain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain In the Bible brother Cain slew Abel And East of Eden mama he was cast Youre born into this life paying For the sins of somebody elses past Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain Now he walks these empty rooms looking for something to blame But you inherit the sins, you inherit the flames Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Lost but not forgotten, from the dark heart of a dream Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain Adam raised a Cain
With her killer graces And her secret places That no boy can fill With her hands on her hips Oh and that smile on her lips Because she knows that it kills me With her soft French cream Standing in that doorway like a dream I wish shed just leave me alone Because French cream wont soften them boots And French kisses will not break that heart of stone With her long hair falling And her eyes that shine like a midnight sun Oh shes the one Shes the one That thunder in your heart At night when youre kneeling in the dark It says youre never gonna leave her But theres this angel in her eyes That tells such desperate lies And all you want to do is believe her And tonight youll try Just one more time To leave it all behind And to break on through Oh she can take you But if she wanna break you Shes gonna find out that aint so easy to do And no matter where you sleep Tonight or how far you run Oh shes the one Shes the one Oh and just one kiss Shed fill them long summer nights With her tenderness That secret pact you made Back when her love could save you From the bitterness Oh shes the one Oh shes the one Oh shes the one Oh shes the one
The ragamuffin gunner is returnin home like a hungry runaway He walks through town all alone He must be from the fort, he hears the high school girls say This countrysides burnin with wolfmen fairies dressed in drag for homicide They hit and run, plead sanctuary, neath the holy stone they hide Theyre breakin beams and crosses with a spastics reelin perfection Nuns run bald through Vatican halls pregnant, pleadin immaculate conception And everybodys wrecked on Main Street from drinking unholy blood Sticker smiles sweet as gunner breathes deep, his ankles caked in mud And I said, Hey, gunner man, thats quicksand Thats quicksand that aint mud Have you thrown your senses to the war Or did you lose them in the flood? That pure American brother, dull-eyed and empty-faced Races Sundays in Jersey in a Chevy stock super eight He rides her low on the hip, on the side hes got Bound For Glory in red, white and blue flash paint He leans on the hood telling racin stories, the kids call him Jimmy The Saint Well that blaze and noise boy, hes gunnin that bitch loaded to blastin point He rides headfirst into a hurricane and disappears into a point And theres nothin left but some blood where the body fell That is, nothin left that you could sell Just junk all across the horizon, a real highwaymans farewell And I said, Hey kid, you think thats oil? Man, that aint oil, thats blood I wonder what he was thinking when he hit that storm Or was he just lost in the flood? Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts whisper in the air Some storefront incarnation of Maria, shes puttin on me the stare And Bronxs best apostle stands with his hand on his own hardware Everything stops, you hear five quick shots, the cops come up for air And now the whiz-bang gang from uptown, theyre shootin up the street Whoa, that cat from the Bronx starts lettin loose, but he gets blown right off his feet Oh, and some kid comes blastin round the corner, but a cop puts him right away He lays on the street holding his leg screaming something in Spanish Still breathing when I walked away And somebody said, Hey man, did you see that? His body hit the street with such a beautiful thud I wonder what the dude was sayin Or was he just lost in the flood? Well, hey man, did you see that? Lord, those poor cats are sure messed up I wonder what they were gettin into Or were they all just lost in the flood? Were they lost, oh, tell me, tell me, man Were they lost?
Well, I came by your house the other day Your mother said you went away She said there was nothing that I could have done There was nothing nobody could say Me and you, weve known each other Yeah, ever since we were sixteen I wished I would have known I wished I could have called you Just to say Goodbye, Bobby Jean Now you hung with me when all the others turned away turned up their nose We liked the same music We liked the same bands We liked the same clothes We told each other that we were the wildest The wildest things wed ever seen Now I wished you would have told me I wished I could have talked to you Just to say Goodbye, Bobby Jean Now we went walking in the rain Talking about the pain from the world we hid Now there aint nobody, nowhere, nohow Gonna ever understand me the way you did Well maybe youll be out there on that road somewhere In some bus or train traveling along In some motel room therell be a radio playing And youll hear me sing this song Well if you do, youll know Im thinking of you And all the miles in between And Im just calling one last time, not to change your mind But just to say I miss you baby. Good luck. Goodbye, Bobby Jean
Well brunettes are fine man And blondes are fun But when it comes to getting a dirty job done Ill take a red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done Well listen up stud your lifes been wasted Till youve got down on your knees and tasted A red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done Tight skirt, strawberry hair Tell me what youve got baby, waiting under there Big green eyes that look like, son They can see every cheap thing that youve ever done Well I dont know how many girls youve dated, man But you aint lived till youve had your tires rotated By a red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done
Driving in to Darlington County Me and Wayne on the Fourth of July Driving in to Darlington County Looking for some work on the county line We drove down from New York City Where the girls are pretty but they just want to know your name Driving in to Darlington City Got a union connection with an uncle of Waynes We drove 800 miles without seeing a cop We got rock and roll music blasting off the t-top, singing Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Hey little girl, standing on the corner Todays your lucky day for sure, all right Me and my buddy, were from New York City We got $200; we want to rock all night Girl, youre looking at two big spenders Why, the world dont know what me and Wayne might do Our pas each own one of the World Trade Centers For a kiss and a smile, Ill give mine all to you Come on baby, take a seat on my fender Its a long night, and tell me, what else were you gonna do? Just me and you, we could Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Little girl, sitting in the window Aint seen my buddy in seven days County man tells me the same thing He dont work and he dont get paid Little girl, youre so young and pretty Walk with me and you can have your way And well leave this Darlington City For a ride down that Dixie Highway Driving out of Darlington County My eyes seen the glory of the coming of the Lord Driving out of Darlington County Seen Wayne handcuffed to the bumper of a state troopers Ford Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la Sha la la, sha la la la la Sha la la la, la la la
There is a blood red circle On the cold dark ground And the rain is falling down The church doors thrown open I can hear the organs song But the congregations 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 brothers 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! Nows theres tears on the pillow, darling, 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 citys in ruins My citys in ruins Now with these hands 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 With these hands With these hands We pray for your love, Lord With these hands With these hands We pray for the lost, Lord With these hands With these hands We pray for this world, Lord With these hands With these hands We pray for the strength, Lord With these hands With these hands We pray for the strength, Lord With these hands With these hands 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! Come on, rise up!
Take me now, baby, here as I am Hold me close, and try and understand Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe Love is a banquet on which we feed Come on now, try and understand The way I feel under your command Take my hand, as the sun descends They cant hurt you now Cant hurt you now Cant 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 Have I doubt, baby, when Im alone Love is a ring, a telephone Love is an angel disguised as lust Here in our bed til the morning comes Come on now, try and understand The way I feel under your command Take my hand, as the sun descends They cant hurt you now Cant hurt you now Cant 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 With love we sleep, with doubt the vicious cycle turns, and burns Without you oh I cannot live, forgive the yearning Burning I believe its time, too real to feel So take me now, take me now, take me now Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to us Because the night belongs to lovers And everybody says that it belongs to us
Zero’s my number Time is my hunter I wanted you to heal me But instead you set me on fire We were out over the borders I washed you in holy water We whispered our black prayers And rose up in flames Take me on your burnin’ train Take me on your burnin’ train White sun burnin’ Black wings beatin’ I ran my fingers ‘cross the hollow of your stomach As you lay breathing With our shared faith Rising dark and decayed Take me and shake me from this mortal cage Takе me on your burnin’ train Take me on your burnin’ train Somеthing’s shining in the light ‘neath your breast The thick smell of you on my chest On your bed of thorns I brought you shining gifts Wiped the sweat from your brow And I touched your lips Sheets stained with sweat Outside the endless rain Darlin’ I’m blessed in your blood And marked by Cain Take me on your burnin’ train Take me on your burnin’ train Take me on your burnin’ train
Well the multitude assembled and tried to make the noise Them black blind poet generals and restless loud white boys But times grew thin and the axis grew somehow incomplete Where instead of child lions we had aging junkie sheep Well how many wasted have I seen signed Hollywood or bust And left to ride the ever ghostly Arizona gusts Cheerleader tramps and kids with big amps sounding in the void High society vamps, ex-heavyweight champs mistaking soot for soil So break me now big Mama as Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me my good Linda, the aurora will shine the way The confederacys in my name now, the hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm, do you feel your muscles play Well the doorstep blanket weaver, Madonna pushes bells From house to house I see her giving last kisses and wishing well To every gypsy mystic hero that the kids might find a place Who get lost forever to mom and pop on their weekends out in space Well sons they search for fathers, but the fathers are all gone The lost souls search for saviors, but saviors dont last long Those aimless questless renegade brats who live their lives in song They run the length of a candle, with a goodnight whisper and theyre gone So break me now big Mama as Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me my good Linda, the aurora will shine the way The confederacys in my name now, the hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm, do you feel your muscles play Yeah! Well the missions are filled with hermits, theyre looking for a friend The terraces are filled with cat-men just looking for a way in Those orphans jumped on silver mountains lost in celestial alleyways They wait for that old tramp Dog Man Moses, he takes in all the strays Now dont you grow on empty legends or lonely cradle songs Billy the Kid was just a bowery boy who made a living twirling his guns The night shes long and lanky and she speaks in a mother tongue She lullabies the refugees with amplifiers hum So break me now big Mama as Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me my good Linda, the aurora will shine the way The confederacys in my name now, the hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm, do you feel your muscles play The confederacys in my name now, the hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm, do you feel your muscles play
The times are tough now, just getting tougher This old world is rough, its just getting rougher Cover me, come on baby, cover me Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Promise me baby you wont let them find us Hold me in your arms, lets let our love blind us Cover me, shut the door and cover me Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Outsides the rain, the driving snow I can hear the wild wind blowing Turn out the light, bolt the door I aint going out there no more This whole world is out there just trying to score Ive seen enough; I dont want to see any more Cover me, come on and cover me Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Outsides the rain, the driving snow I can hear the wild wind blowing Turn out the light, bolt the door I aint going out there no more Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Well Im looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me Come on baby Come on baby Come on baby
Had enough of heartbreak and pain I had a little sweet spot for the rain For the rain and skies of grey Hello sunshine, wont you stay? You know I always liked my walking shoes But you can get a little too fond of the blues You walk too far, you walk away Hello sunshine, wont you stay? You know I always loved a lonely town Those empty streets, no one around You fall in love with lonely, you end up that way Hello sunshine, wont you stay? You know I always liked that empty road No place to be and miles to go But miles to go is miles away Hello sunshine, wont you stay? And miles to go is miles away Hello sunshine, wont you stay? Hello sunshine, wont you stay? Hello sunshine
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. Ill stand on file, shes 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 wouldnt even give me time to cover my tracks You said, Heres your mirror and your ball and jacks. But theyre not what I came for, and Im 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 youve got the strength to speak Cause theyre waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks But I could give it all to you now if only you could ask And dont call for your surgeon even he says its too late Its not your lungs this time, its your heart that holds your fate Dont give me money, honey, I dont 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 Didnt 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 They 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 its not that nursery mouth I came back for Its not the way youre stretched out on the floor Cause Ive broken all your windows and Ive rammed through all your doors And who am I to ask you to lick my sores And you should know thats 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
In Candys room there are pictures of her heroes on the wall But to get to Candys room you gotta walk the darkness of Candys hall Strangers from the city call my babys number and they bring her toys When I come knocking she smiles pretty she knows I wanna be Candys boy Theres a sadness hidden in that pretty face A sadness all her own from which no man can keep Candy safe We kiss, my heart rushes through my brain And the blood rushes in my veins The fire rushes towards the sky And we go driving, driving deep into the night I go driving deep into the light in Candys eyes She says baby if you wanna be wild You got a lot to learn, close your eyes Let them melt, let them fire, let them burn Cause in the darkness therell be hidden worlds that shine When I hold Candy close she makes those hidden worlds mine She has fancy clothes and diamond rings She has men who give her anything she wants But they dont see That what she wants is me Oh and I want her so Ill never let her go, no no no She knows that Id give All that Ive got to give All that I want, all that I live To make Candy mine Tonight
Well they closed down the auto plant in Mahwah late last month Ralph went out lookin for a job but he couldnt find none He came home too drunk from mixin Tanqueray and wine He got a gun, shot a night clerk; now they callm Johnny 99 Down in the part of town where when you hit a red light you dont stop Johnnys wavin his gun around and threatenin to blow his top When an off-duty cop snuck up on him from behind Out in front of the Club Tip Top. they slapped the cuffs on Johnny 99 Well, the city supplied a public defender but the judge was Mean John Brown He came into the courtroom and stared poor Johnny down Well the evidence is clear gonna let the sentence son fit the crime Prison for ninety eight and a year and well call it even Johnny 99 A fist fight broke out in the courtroom; they had to drag Johnnys girl away His mama stood up and shouted, Judge, dont take my boy this way Well, son, you got any statement youd like to make Before the bailiff comes to forever take you away Now, judge, judge, I got debts no honest man could pay The bank was holdin my mortgage and takin my house away Now I aint sayin that made me an innocent man But it was more n all this that put that gun in my hand Well your honor I do believe Id be better off dead And if you can take a mans life for the thoughts thats in his head Then wont you sit back in that chair and think it over judge one more time? And let em shave off my hair and put me on that execution line
I got no time for the corner boys Down in the street making all that noise Or the girls down on the avenue Cause tonight I wanna be with you Tonight Im gonna take that ride Across the river to the Jersey side Take my baby to the carnival And Ill take her on all the rides Cause down the shore everythings all right You and your baby on a Saturday night Well, you know all my dreams come true When Im walking down the street with you Sing sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la Im in love with a Jersey girl Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la You know she thrills me with all her charms When Im wrapped up in my babys arms My little girl gives me everything I know that some day that shell wear my ring So dont bother me, man, I aint got no time Im on my way to see that girl of mine Cause nothing matters in this whole wide world When youre in love with a Jersey girl Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la Im in love with a Jersey girl Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la I see you on the street and you look so tired I know that job you got leaves you so uninspired When I come by to take you out to eat Youre lyin all dressed up on the bed, baby, fast asleep Go in the bathroom and put your makeup on Were gonna take that little girl of yours And drop her off at your moms I know a place where the dancins free Now baby wont you come with me Cause down the shore everythings all right You and your baby on a Saturday night Nothing matters in this whole wide world When youre in love with a Jersey girl Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la Im in love with a Jersey girl Sha la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la
You and me we were the pretenders We let it all slip away In the end what you dont surrender Well the world just strips away Girl aint no kindness in the face of strangers Aint gonna find no miracles here Well you can wait on your blessings darlin But I got a deal for you right here I aint lookin for prayers or pity I aint 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 Aint no mercy on the streets of this town Aint no bread from heavenly skies Aint nobody drawin wine from this blood Its just you and me tonight Tell me in a world without pity Do you think what Im askins 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 with a hard hard price You cant shut off the risk and pain Without losin the love that remains Were all riders on this train So you been broken and you been hurt Show me somebody who aint Yeah I know I aint nobodys bargain But hell a little touchup And a little paint... You might need somethin to hold on to When all the answers they dont amount to much Somebody that you can just talk to And a little of that human touch Baby in a world without pity Do you think what Im askins too much ? I just want to feel you in my arms And share a little of that human touch...
Thumb stuck out as I go Im just travelin up the road Maps dont do much for me, friend I follow the weather and the wind Im hitch hikin all day long Got what I can carry and my song Im a rolling stone just rolling on Catch me now cause tomorrow, Ill be gone Family man gives me a ride Got his pregnant Sally at his side Yes indeed, sir, children are a gift Thank you kindly for the lift Im hitch hikin all day long Trucker gears his engine down Says, Climb on up, son, Im highway-bound Dashboard picture of a pretty girl Im ridin high on top of the world Im hitch hikin all day long Gearhead in a souped-up 72 Wants to show a kid just what this thingll do Telephone poles and trees go whizzin by Thank you, pal, she sure can fly Im hitch hikin all day long Im hitch hikin all day long Im hitch hikin all day long
Parched crops dying neath a dead sun Weve been praying but no good comes The dogs howling, homes stripped bare Weve been worried but now were scared People come for comfort or just to come Taste the dark sticky potion or hear the drums Hands raised to Yahweh to bring the rain down He comes crawlin cross the dry fields like a dark shroud Rainmaker, a little faith for hire Rainmaker, the house is on fire Rainmaker, take evеrything you have Sometimes folks need to bеlieve in something so bad, so bad, so bad Theyll hire a rainmaker Rainmaker says whites black and blacks white Says nights day and days night Says close your eyes and go to sleep now Im in a burnin field unloadin buckshot into low clouds Rainmaker, a little faith for hire Rainmaker, the house is on fire Rainmaker, take everything you have Sometimes folks need to believe in something so bad, so bad, so bad Theyll hire a rainmaker Slow moving wagon drawing through a dry town Painted rainbow, crescent moon, and dark clouds Brother patriot, come forth and lay it down Your blood brother for king and crown For your rainmaker They come for the smile, the firm handshake They come for the raw chance of a fair shake Some come to make damn sure, my friend This mean seasons got nothin to do with them They come cause they cant stand the pain Of another long hot day of no rain Cause they dont care or understand What it really takes for the sky to open up the land Rainmaker, a little faith for hire Rainmaker, the house is on fire Rainmaker, take everything you have Sometimes folks need to believe in something so bad, so bad, so bad Theyll hire a rainmaker Rainmaker Rainmaker Rainmaker
Ive been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean Well drive that dusty road from Monroe to Angeline To buy you a gold and a pretty dress of blue Baby, just one kiss will get these things for you A kiss to seal our fate tonight A kiss to Prove it all night, prove it all night Girl, theres nothing else that we can do Said prove it all night, prove it all night And, girl, Ill prove it all night for you Everybodys got a hunger, a hunger they cant resist Theres so much that you want, you deserve much more than this But if dreams came true, oh, wouldnt that be nice But this aint no dream were living out through the night And, girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price to Prove it all night, prove it all night Prove it all night girl and call the bluff We prove it all night, prove it all night Girl, I prove it all night for your love Baby, tie your hair back in a long white bow Meet me in the fields behind the dynamo You hear their voices telling you not to go They made their choices and theyll never know What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie What its like to live and die to Prove it all night, prove it all night There is nothing else that we can do Say prove it all night, prove it all night And, girl, I prove it all night for you I prove it all night, I prove it all night I prove it all night, I prove it all night I prove it all night, I prove it all night I prove it all night, I prove it all night
I hear the sound of your guitar Comin in from the mystic far Stone and the gravel in your voice Come in my dreams and I rejoice Its your ghost Moving through the night Spirit filled with light I need, need you by my side Your love and Im Alive, I can feel the blood shiver in my bones Im alive and Im out here on my own Im alive and Im coming home Old buckskin jacket you always wore Hangs on the back of my bedroom door Boots and the spurs you used to ride Click down the hall but never arrive Its just your ghost Moving through the night Spirit filled with light I need, need you by my side Your love and Im Alive, I can feel the blood shiver in my bones Im alive and Im out here on my own Im alive and Im coming home Old Fender Twin from Johnnys Music downtown Still set on 10 to burn this house down Count the band in then kick into overdrive By the end of the set we leave no one alive Ghosts runnin through the night Our spirits filled with light I need, need you by my side Your love and Im alive I shoulder your Les Paul and finger the fretboard I make my vows to those whove come before I turn up the volume, let the spirits be my guide Meet you brother and sister on the other side Im alive, I can feel the blood shiver in my bones Im alive and Im out here on my own Im alive and Im coming home Yeah Im coming home One, two, one two three four
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 with her Cuddle up, angel, cuddle up, my little dove Well 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 its just the three of us You, me and all that stuff were so scared of Gotta ride down, baby, into this tunnel of love Theres 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 a woman and they fall in love But this house is haunted and the ride gets rough Youve got to learn to live with what you cant rise above If you want to ride on down in through this tunnel of love Tunnel of love Tunnel of love Tunnel of love
Dirty old street all slushed up in the rain and snow Little boy and his ma shivering outside a rundown music store window That night on top of a Christmas tree shines one beautiful star And lying underneath a brand-new Japanese guitar I remember in the morning, ma, hearing your alarm clock ring Id lie in bed and listen to you gettin ready for work The sound of your makeup case on the sink And the ladies at the office, all lipstick, perfume and rustlin skirts And how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work If pas eyes were windows into a world so deadly and true You couldnt stop me from looking but you kept me from crawlin through And if its a funny old world, mama, where a little boys wishes come true Well I got a few in my pocket and a special one just for you It aint no phone call on Sunday, flowers or a mothers day card It aint no house on a hill with a garden and a nice little yard I got my hot rod down on Bond Street, Im older but youll know me in a glance Well find us a little rock n roll bar and baby well go out and dance Well it was me in my Beatle boots, you in pink curlers and matador pants Pullin me up of the couch to do the twist for my uncles and aunts Well I found a girl of my own now, ma, I popped the question on your birthday She stood waiting on the front porch while you were telling me to get out there And say what it was that I had to say Last night we all sat around laughing at the things that guitar brought us And I layed awake thinking bout the other things its brought us Well tonight Im takins requests here in the kitchen This ones for you, ma, let me come right out and say it Its overdue, but baby, if youre looking for a sad song, well I aint gonna play it
Last night I dreamed that I was a child Out where the pines grow wild and tall I was trying to make it home through the forest Before the darkness falls I heard the wind rustling through the trees And ghostly voices rose from the fields I ran with my heart pounding down that broken path With the devil snappin at my heels I broke through the trees and there in the night My fathers house stood shining hard And bright the branches and brambles tore My clothes and scratched my arms But I ran till I fell shaking in his arms I awoke and I imagined the hard things that pulled us apart Will never again Sir tear us from each others hearts I got dressed and to that house I did ride from out on the road I could see Its windows shining in light I walked up the steps and stood on the porch a woman I didnt recognize came and spoke to me Through a chained door I told her my story and who Id come for She said Im sorry son but no one by that name Lives here anymore My fathers house shines hard and bright It stands like a beacon calling me in the night Calling and calling so cold and alone Shining cross this dark highway Where our sins lie unatoned
In the afternoon neath the summer sun Wed lie by the lake till the evening comes I run my fingers through your sun-streaked hair Baby, thats the power of prayer Summer nights, summers in the air I stack the tables with the chairs Its closing time, then youre standing there Baby, thats the power of prayer Its a fixed game without any rules An empty table on a ship of fools Im holding hearts, Ill play the pair Darling, its just the power of prayer Its a fixed game without any rules An empty table on a ship of fools Im holding hearts, Ill play the pair Im goin all in cause I dont care They say that love, love comes and goes But darling, what what do they know? Im reaching for heaven, well make it there Darling, its just the power of prayer Baby, its just the power of prayer Darling, its just the power of prayer Last call, the bouncer shuts the door This Magic Moment drifts across the floor As Ben E. Kings voice fills the air Baby, thats the power of prayer
You get up every morning at the sound of the bell You get to work late and the boss mans giving you hell Til youre out on a midnight run Losing your heart to a beautiful one And it feels right as you lock up the house Turn out the lights and step out into the night And the world is busting at its seams And youre just a prisoner of your dreams Holding on for your life Cause you work all day to blow em away in the night The rat traps filled with soul crusaders The circuits lined and jammed with chromed invaders And shes so pretty that youre lost in the stars As you jockey your way through the cars And sit at the light, as it changes to green With your faith in your machine off you scream into the night And youre in love with all the wonder it brings And every muscle in your body sings as the highway ignites You work nine to five and somehow you survive til the night Well all day theyre busting you up on the outside But tonight youre gonna break on through to the inside And itll be right, itll be right, and itll be tonight And you know she will be waiting there And youll find her somehow you swear Somewhere tonight you run sad and free Until all you can see is the night
You meet me in the night With tears falling down Come let me dry them for you I wish I could tell a story Chase away all those ghosts You got inside of you A story of heroes who fight on at any cost Of a kingdom of love To be won or lost Well fight here together til victory is won Come take my hand til morning comes Just close your eyes Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always I know that here in the dark Tomorrow can seem so very far away Here the ghosts and the goblins Can rise from your dreams To steal your heart away Together well chase those thieves That wont leave you alone Out from under the bed Out from over our home And when the light comes well laugh, my love At the things that the night Had us so frightened of And until then Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always Now I know it can feel like youre slipping away At night youll get lost in that deep dark place Well let the night come and do what it may Together well find the courage, well find faith Until you awake Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always Ill stand by you always Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always Ill stand by you always, always, always
The blood moon shines across the vale Bells ring out through churches and jails I tally my wounds and count the scars Here in the house of a thousand guitars The criminal clown has stolen the throne He steals what he can never own May the truth ring out from every small-town bar Well light up the house of a thousand guitars Well its alright, yeah its alright Meet me, darlin, come Saturday night All good souls from near and far Will meet in the house of a thousand guitars Here the bitter and the bored Wake in search of the lost chord Thatll band us together for as long as theres stars Here in the house of a thousand guitars Well its alright, yeah its alright Meet me, darlin, come Saturday night Brother and sister, wherever you are Well meet in the house of a thousand guitars So wake and shake off your troubles, my friend Well go where the music never ends From the stadiums to the small-town bars Well light up the house of a thousand guitars House of a thousand guitars, house of a thousand guitars Brother and sister, wherever you are Well rise together till we find the spark Thatll light up the house of a thousand guitars Well its alright, yeah its alright Meet me, darlin, come Saturday night All the souls from near and far Well meet at the house of a thousand guitars A thousand guitars, a thousand guitars A thousand guitars, a thousand guitars A thousand guitars, a thousand guitars A thousand guitars, a thousand guitars
Every day here you come walking I hold my tongue, I dont do much talking You say youre happy and doing fine Well go ahead, baby, I got plenty of time Because sad eyes never lie Because sad eyes never lie Well, for a while Ive been watching you steady Aint gonna move til youre good and ready You show up and then you shy away But I know pretty soon youll be walkin this way Because sad eyes never lie Sad eyes never lie Baby, dont you know I dont care? Dont you know that Ive been there Well, if something in the air feels a little unkind Dont worry darling, itll slip your mind I know you think youd never be mine Well, thats okay, baby, I dont mind That shy smiles sweet, thats a fact Go ahead, I dont mind the act Here come all dressed up for a date Well, one more step and itll be too late Blue, blue ribbon in your hair Like youre so sure Ill be standing here I guess sad eyes never lie I guess sad eyes never lie I guess sad eyes never lie Sad eyes never lie
When the nights quiet and you dont care anymore And your eyes are tired and theres someone at your door And you realize you wanna let go And the weak lies and the cold walls you embrace Eat at your insides and, baby, I ain’t no liar, I walk Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire Now Im wandering, the loser down the track And Im lyin but, babe, I cant go back Cause in the darkness I hear somebody call my name And when you realize how they tricked you this time And its all lies but Im strung out on the wire In these Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire I live now, only with strangers I talk to only strangers I walk with angels that have no place And so dont look at my face Dont, dont come around my place Cause Im strung out on the wire cross Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire Streets of fire
I thought I heard the Captain say Pay me my money down Tomorrow is our sailing day Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down As soon as the boat was clear of the bar Pay me my money down The captain knocked me down with a spar Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down If Id been a rich mans son Pay me my money down Id sit on the river and watch it run Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down I wish I was Mr Gates Pay me my money down Theyd haul my money in in crates Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down Well 40 nights, nights at sea Pay me my money down Captain worked every last dollar out of me Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down Oh, pay me, oh, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down
Faded pictures in an old scrapbook Faded pictures that somebody took When you were hard and young and proud Backed against the wall, running raw and loud Snakeskin vest and a sharkskin suit Cuban heels on your boots You kick in the band and side-by-side You take the crowd on their mystery ride Knights of Columbus and the Firemans Ball Friday night at the Union Hall Black-leather clubs all along Route 9 You count the names of the missing as you count off time Rock of ages lift me somehow Somewhere high and hard and loud Somewhere deep into the heart of the crowd Im the last man standing now Im the last man standing now Out of school and out of work Thrift-store jeans and flannel shirts The lights go down and you face the crowd The last man standing now Lights come up at the Legion Hall Pool cues go back up on the wall Pack your guitar and have one last beer With just the ringing in your ears Rock of ages lift me somehow Somewhere high and hard and loud Somewhere deep into the heart of the crowd Im the last man standing now Im the last man standing now Im the last man standing now
Seen a man standing over a dead dog Lying by the highway in a ditch Hes looking down kinda puzzled Poking that dog with a stick Got his car door flung open Hes standing out on Highway 31 Like if he stood there long enough That dogd get up and run Struck me kinda funny Seemed kinda funny, sir, to me Still, at the end of every hard day People find some reason to believe Now, Mary Lou loved Johnny With a love mean and true She said, Baby, Ill work for you everyday And bring my money home to you One day, he up and left her And ever since that She waits down at the end of that dirt road For young Johnny to come back Struck me kinda funny Funny, yeah, indeed How at the end of every hard-earned day People find some reason to believe Take a baby to the river Kyle William, they called him Wash the baby in the water Take away little Kyles sin In a whitewashed shotgun shack An old man passes away Take the body to the graveyard And over him, they pray Lord, wont you tell us Tell us—what does it mean? At the end of every hard-earned day People find some reason to believe Congregation gathers Down by the riverside Preacher stands with a bible Groom stands waiting for his bride Congregation gone and the sun sets Behind a weeping willow tree Groom stands alone and watches the river rush on So effortlessly Wondering Where can his baby be Still, at the end of every hard-earned day People find some reason to believe
Well Im riding down Kingsley Figuring Ill get a drink Well I turn the radio up loud So I dont have to think And I take her to the floor Looking for a moment When the world seems right And I tear into the guts Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm Of something in the night Well youre born with nothing And better off that way Soon as youve got something they send Someone to try and take it away Well you can ride this road till dawn Without another human being in sight Yeah just kids wasted on Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm Something in the night Well nothing is forgotten or forgiven When its your last time around And I got stuff running round my head That I just cant live down Well we found the things we loved They were crushed and dying in the dirt We tried to pick up the pieces And get away without getting hurt But they caught us at the state line Burned our cars in one last fight And left us running burned and blind Mmm mmm mmm mmm Chasing something in the night
Well Papa go to bed now its getting late Nothing we can say is gonna change anything now Ill be leaving in the morning from St. Marys Gate We wouldnt change this thing even if we could somehow Cause the darkness of this house has got the best of us Theres a darkness in this town thats got us too But they cant touch me now And you cant touch me now They aint gonna do to me What I watched them do to you So say goodbye its Independence Day Its Independence Day All down the line Just say goodbye its Independence Day Its Independence Day this time Now I dont know what it always was with us We chose the words, and yeah, we drew the lines There was just no way this house could hold the two of us I guess that we were just too much of the same kind Well say goodbye its Independence Day Its Independence Day all boys must run away So say goodbye its Independence Day All men must make their way come Independence Day Now the rooms are all empty down at Frankies joint And the highway shes deserted clear down to Breakers Point Theres a lot of people leaving town now Leaving their friends, their homes At night they walk that dark and dusty highway all alone Well Papa go to bed now, its getting late Nothing we can say can change anything now Because theres just different people coming down here now and they see things in different ways And soon everything weve known will just be swept away So say goodbye its Independence Day Papa now I know the things you wanted that you could not say But wont you just say goodbye its Independence Day I swear I never meant to take those things away
What is this land America so many travel there Im going now while Im still young my darling meet me there Wish me luck my lovely Ill send for you when I can And well 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 Theres diamonds in the sidewalk thes gutters lined in song Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long Theres 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 Theres diamonds in the sidewalk thes gutters lined in song Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long Theres treasure for the taking, for any hard working man Who will make his home in the American Land The McNicholas, the Posalskis, the Smiths, Zerillis, too The Blacks, the Irish, Italians, the Germans and the Jews Come across the water a thousand miles from home With nothing 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 theyre still dying now The hands that built the country we’re always trying to keep down Theres diamonds in the sidewalk thes gutters lined in song Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long Theres treasure for the taking, for any hard working man Who will make his home in the American Land
Your Mammas yapping in the back seat Tell her to push over and move them big feet Every Monday morning I gotta drive her down to the unemployment agency Well this morning I aint fighting tell her I give up Tell her she wins if shell just shut up But its the last time that shes gonna be riding with me You can tell her theres a hot sun beating on the black top She keeps talking shell be walking that last block She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight Well I got some beer and the highways free And I got you, and baby youve got me Hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darling Now theres girls melting on the beach And theyre so fine but so far out of reach Cause Im stuck in traffic down here on 53rd street Now Sherry my love for you is real But I didnt count on this package deal And baby this car just aint big enough for her and me You can tell her theres a hot sun beating on the black top She keeps talking shell be walking that last block She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight Well I got some beer and the highways free And I got you, and baby youve got me Hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darling Well let there be sunlight, let there be rain Let my broken heart love again Sherry we can run with our arms open wide before the tide To all the girls down at Sacred Heart And all you operators back in the Park Say hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darling Say, hey, hey, what you say Sherry Darling Say, hey, hey, hey, what you say Sherry Darling
Ahh, sun city Sun city South Africa South Africa Were rockers and rappers united and strong Were here to talk about South Africa we dont like whats going on Its time for some justice its time for the truth Weve realized theres only one thing we can do We gotta say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Oh, no, no, no I, I, I, I, I, I I aint gonna play sun city Everybody say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city No, no, baby I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Relocation to phony homelands Separation of families I cant understand 23 million cant vote because theyre black Were stabbing our brothers and sisters in the back Were gonna say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Were gonna say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Our government tells us were doing all we can Constructive engagement is Ronald Reagans plan Meanwhile people are dying and giving up hope Well this quiet diplomacy aint nothing but a joke Were gonna say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city I aint gonna play, no, no Were gonna say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Dont wanna play, dont wanna play Its time to accept our responsibility Freedom is a privilege nobody rides for free Look around the world baby it cannot be denied Some-somebody tell me why are we always on the wrong side I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Will someone tell me whats going on? I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Bophuthatswana is far away But we know its in South Africa no matter what they say You cant buy me I dont care what you pay Dont ask me sun city cause I aint gonna play Weve gotta say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Relocation to phony homelands Separation of families I cant understand 23 million cant vote because theyre black Were stabbing our brothers and our sisters in the back Weve gotta say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city No, no no, no, no I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city Weve gotta say I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city No, no, no no no I, I, I, I, I, I Aint gonna play sun city It aint that far away It aint that far away, sun city Dont go, no, no, no no no no no Sun, sun, sun, sun city Aint gonna play sun city Brothers and sisters being stabbed in the back Dont, not gonna play sun city
Hey little girl, is your daddy home? Will he go away and leave you all alone? I got a bad desire Oh, oh, oh, Im on fire Tell me now baby, is he good to you? Does he do to you the things that I do? Oh no, I can take you higher Oh, oh, oh, Im on fire Sometimes its 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 Oh, oh, oh, Im on fire
Billy, hes down by the railroad tracks Sitting low in the back seat of his Cadillac Diamond Jackie, shes so intact As she falls so softly beneath him Jackies heels are stacked Billys got cleats on his boots Together theyre gonna boogaloo down Broadway And come back home with the loot Its midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute Its a mad dogs promenade So walk tall Or baby, dont walk at all Fish lady, oh, fish lady, fish lady She baits them tenement walls She wont take corner boys They aint got no money And theyre so easy I said, Hey, baby wont you take my hand? Walk with me down Broadway Well mama, take my arm and move with me down Broadway, yeah Im a young man, I talk real loud Yeah babe, I walk real proud for you Ah, so shake it away So shake away your street life Shake away your city life Hook up to the train And hook up to the night train Hook it up Hook up to the, hook up to the train But I know that she wont take the train, no, she wont take the train No, she wont take the train, no, she wont take the train Oh, she wont take the train, no, she wont take the train Oh, she wont take the train, no, she wont take the train Shes afraid them tracks are gonna slow her down And when she turns, this boyll be gone So long, sometimes you just gotta walk on, walk on Hey, vibes man, hey, jazz man, aw, play me a serenade Any deeper blue and youre playing in your grave Save your notes, dont spend em on the blues boy Save your notes, dont spend em on the darling yearling sharp boy Straight for the church note ringing, vibes man sting a trash can Listen to your junk man Aw, listen to your junk man Listen to your junk man Oh, listen to your junk man Hes singing Hes singing Hes singing All dressed up in satin, walking past the alley Hes singing, singing, singing, singing Singing, singing, singing, singing Oh, oh, oh, oh yeah Oh, oh, ooh, ooh Oh yeah Watch Ima be a junk man Oh, watch Ima be a junk man Come on, little girl Wont ya? Watch Ima be a junk man
Theres a place on a blank stretch of road where Nobody travels and nobody goes and the Deskman says these days round here Where two young folks could probably up and disappear into Rustlin sheets, a sleepy corner room Into the musty smell Of wilted flowers and lazy afternoon hours At the Moonlight Motel Now the pools filled with empty, eight foot deep Got dandelions growin up through the cracks in the concrete Chain-link fence half-rusted away Got a sign, says, Children, be careful how you play Your lipstick taste and your whispered secret I promised Id never tell A half-drunk beer and your breath in my ear At the Moonlight Motel Well then, its bills and kids and kids and bills And the ringing of the bell Across the valley floor through the dusty screen door Of the Moonlight Motel Last night I dreamed of you, my lover And the wind blew through the window and blew off the covers Of my lonely bed, I woke to something you said That its better to have loved, yeah, its better to have loved As I drove, there was a chill in the breeze And leaves tumbled from the sky and fell On a road so black as I backtracked To the Moonlight Motel She was boarded up and gone like an old summer song Nothing but an empty shell I pulled in and stopped into my old spot I pulled a bottle of Jack out of a paper bag Poured one for me and one for you as well Then it was one more shot poured out onto the parking lot To the Moonlight Motel
I had the carburetor cleaned and checked With her line blown out shes hummin like a turbojet Propped her up in the backyard on concrete blocks For a new clutch plate and a new set of shocks Took her down to the carwash check the plugs and points Im goin out tonight Im gonna rock that joint Early north Jersey industrial skyline Im a all set cobra jet creepin through the nighttime Gotta find a gas station gotta find a payphone This turnpike sure is spooky at night when youre all alone Gotta hit the gas baby Im runnin late This New Jersey in the mornin like a lunar landscape The boss dont dig me so he put me on the nightshift It takes me two hours to get back to where my baby lives In the wee wee hours your mind gets hazy Radio relay towers wont you lead me to my baby Underneath the overpass trooper hits his party light switch Goodnight good luck one two powershift I met Wanda when she was employed Behind the counter at the route 60 Bobs Big Boy Fried Chicken on the front seat shes sittin in my lap Were wipin our fingers on a Texaco roadmap I remember Wanda up on scrap metal hill With them big brown eyes that make your heart stand still 5 A.M. oil pressures sinkin fast I make a pit stop wipe the windshield check the gas Gotta call my baby on the telephone Let her know that her daddys comin on home Sit tight little mamma Im comin round I got 3 more hours but Im coverin ground Your eyes get itchy in the wee wee hours Suns just a red ball risin over them refinery towers Radios jammed up with gospel stations Lost souls callin long distance salvation Hey Mr. DJ wont ya hear my last prayer Hey ho rock n roll deliver me from nowhere
Here in northeast Ohio Back in eighteen-o-three James and Dan Heaton Found the ore that was lining Yellow Creek They built a blast furnace Here along the shore And they made the cannonballs That helped the Union win the war Here in Youngstown Here in Youngstown My sweet Jenny Im sinking down Here darling in Youngstown Well, my daddy worked the furnaces Kept them hotter than hell I come home from Nam, worked my way to scarfer A job that would suit the devil as well Taconite coke and limestone Fed my children and made my pay The smokestacks reaching like the arms of God Into a beautiful sky of soot and clay Here in Youngstown Here in Youngstown My sweet Jenny Im sinking down Here darling in Youngstown Well, my daddy come on the Ohio works When he come home from World War Two Now the yards just scrap and rubble He said Them big boys did what Hitler couldnt do These mills they built the tanks and bombs That won this countrys wars We sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam Now were wondering what they were dying for Here in Youngstown Here in Youngstown My sweet Jenny Im sinking down Here darling in Youngstown From the Monongahela valley To the Mesabi iron range To the coal mines of Appalachia The storys always the same Seven hundred tons of metal a day Now sir, you tell me the worlds changed Once I made you rich enough Rich enough to forget my name Here in Youngstown Here in Youngstown My sweet Jenny Im sinking down Here darling in Youngstown When I die I dont want no part of heaven I would not do heavens work well I pray the devil comes and takes me To stand in the fiery furnaces of hell
Hey, Eddie, can you lend me a few bucks And tonight can you get us a ride Gotta make it through the tunnel Got a meeting with a man on the other side Hey Eddie, this guy, hes the real thing So if you want to come along You gotta promise you wont say anything Cause this guy dont dance And the words been passed this is our last chance We gotta stay cool tonight, Eddie Cause man, we got ourselves out on that line And if we blow this one They aint gonna be looking for just me this time And all we gotta do is hold up our end Here stuff this in your pocket Itll look like youre carrying a friend And remember, just dont smile Change your shirt, cause tonight we got style Well Cherry says shes gonna walk Cause she found out I took her radio and hocked it But Eddie, man, she dont understand That two grands practically sitting here in my pocket And tonights gonna be everything that I said And when I walk through that door Im just gonna throw that money on the bed Shell see this time I wasnt just talking Then Im gonna go out walking Hey Eddie, can you catch us a ride?
I had skin like leather and the diamond-hard look of a cobra I was born blue and weathered but I burst just like a supernova I could walk like Brando right into the sun Then dance just like a Casanova With my blackjack and jacket and hair slicked sweet Silver star studs on my duds like a Harley in heat When I strut down the street I could feel its heartbeat The sisters fell back and said Dont that man look pretty The cripple on the corner cried out Nickels for your pity Them gasoline boys downtown sure talk gritty Its so hard to be a saint in the city I was the king of the alley, mama, I could talk some trash I was the prince of the paupers crowned downtown at the beggars bash I was the pimps main prophet I kept everything cool Just a backstreet gambler with the luck to lose And when the heat came down it was left on the ground The devil appeared like Jesus through the steam in the street Showin me a hand I knew even the cops couldnt beat I felt his hot breath on my neck as I dove into the heat Its so hard to be a saint when youre just a boy out on the street And the sages of the subway sit just like the living dead As the tracks clack out the rhythm their eyes fixed straight ahead They ride the line of balance and hold on by just a thread But its too hot in these tunnels you can get hit up by the heat You get up to get out at your next stop but they push you back down in your seat Your heart starts beatin faster as you struggle to your feet Then youre outa that hole and back up on the street And them South Side sisters sure look pretty The cripple on the corner cries out Nickels for your pity And them downtown boys they sure talk gritty Its so hard to be a saint in the city
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Dataset Card for "huggingartists/bruce-springsteen"

Dataset Summary

The Lyrics dataset parsed from Genius. This dataset is designed to generate lyrics with HuggingArtists. Model is available here.

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Languages

en

How to use

How to load this dataset directly with the datasets library:

from datasets import load_dataset

dataset = load_dataset("huggingartists/bruce-springsteen")

Dataset Structure

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

This example was too long and was cropped:

{
    "text": "Look, I was gonna go easy on you\nNot to hurt your feelings\nBut I'm only going to get this one chance\nSomething's wrong, I can feel it..."
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

  • text: a string feature.

Data Splits

train validation test
960 - -

'Train' can be easily divided into 'train' & 'validation' & 'test' with few lines of code:

from datasets import load_dataset, Dataset, DatasetDict
import numpy as np

datasets = load_dataset("huggingartists/bruce-springsteen")

train_percentage = 0.9
validation_percentage = 0.07
test_percentage = 0.03

train, validation, test = np.split(datasets['train']['text'], [int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*train_percentage), int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*(train_percentage + validation_percentage))])

datasets = DatasetDict(
    {
        'train': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(train)}),
        'validation': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(validation)}),
        'test': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(test)})
    }
)

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Source Data

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Citation Information

@InProceedings{huggingartists,
    author={Aleksey Korshuk}
    year=2021
}

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