Bruce Springsteen



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Streets of Philadelphia
Born to run
Born in the USA
Love Sick
Standing In The Doorway



Streets of Philadelphia


I was bruised and battered and I couldnít tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
I saw my reflection in a window I didnít know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
Wastiní away
On the streets of Philadelphia

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

Ainít no angel gonna greet me
Itís just you and I my friend
My clothes donít fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin

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




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Born to run


In the day we sweat it out in 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 steppiní out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Itís a death trap, itís a suicide rap
We gotta get out while weíre young
íCause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

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

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

The highwayís jammed with broken heroes
On a last chance power drive
Everybodyís out on the run tonight
But thereís no place left to hide
Together Wendy we can live with the sadness
Iíll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I donít know when
Weíre gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
And weíll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
Baby we were born to run




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Born in the USA


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

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

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 USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

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 donít you understand now"

Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
Theyíre still there heís 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
Iím ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ainít got nowhere to go

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA
Iím a long gone Daddy in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Iím a cool rocking Daddy in the USA




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Love Sick


I'm walking,
through streets that are dead
Walking,
walking with you in my head

My feet are so tired
My brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Did I,
hear someone tell a lie
Did I,
hear someone's distant cry

I spoke like a child
You destroyed me with a smile
while i was sleeping

I'm sick of love
That I'm in the thick of it
This kind of love
I'm so sick of it

I see,
I see lovers in the meadow
I see,
I see silhouettes in the window

I watch them 'til they're gone
and they leave me hangin' on
to a shadow

I'm sick of love
I hear the clock tick
this kind of love
I'm lovesick

Sometimes
the silence can be like thunder
Sometimes
I wanna take to the road of plunder

Could you ever be true?
I think of you and I wonder

I'm sick of love
I wish I'd never met you
I'm sick of love
I'm tryin' to forget you

Just don't know what to do
I'd give anything to be with you




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Standing In The Doorway


I'm walkin' through the summer nights
the jukebox playing low
yesterday everything was goin' too fast
Today it's movin' too slow

I got no place left to turn
I got nothin' left to burn

Don't know if I saw you if I would kiss you or kill you
It probably wouldn't matter to you anyhow
You left me standing in the doorway cryin'
I got nothin' to go back to now.

The light in this place is so bad
Makin' me sick in the head
All the laughter is just makin' me sad
The stars have turned cherry red

I'm strummin' on my gay guitar
Smokin' a cheap cigar

The ghost of our old love has not gone away
Don't look it like it will anytime soon
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Under the midnight moon.

Maybe they'll get me and maybe they won't
But not tonight and it won't be here
There are things I could say, but I don't
I know the mercy of God must be near

I been ridin a midnight train
Got ice water in my veins

I would be crazy if I took you back
It would go up against every rule
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Sufferin' like a fool.

When the last rays of daylight go down
Buddy you're old no more
I can hear the church bells ringin' in the yard
I wonder who they're ringin' for

I know I can't win
But my heart just won't give in

Last night I danced with a stranger
But she just reminded me you were the one
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
In the dark land of the sun.

I eat when I'm hungry drink when I'm dry
And live my life on the square
And even if the flesh falls off of my face
I know someone will be there to care

It always means so much
Even the softest touch

I see nothing to be gained by any explanation
There's no words that need to be said
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Blues wrapped around my head.




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