Living Proof

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who records and tours with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, Americana sentiments centered on h… more »

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

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

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

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


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