Racing in the Streets

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandBuy this song

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
 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 want to 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 state
When the strip shuts down we run 'em in the street 
From the fire roads to the interstate 
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,
And go racin' in the street 

Tonight, tonight the strip's just right 
I want to blow 'em all out of their seats
 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


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