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Racing in the Street
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a three-ninety-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 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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Joey Colombi

The last 5 minutes of the song (5:00 - 9:41) is perhaps the greatest music I've ever heard. It's comforting to know that whenever I struggle in life, I can go back to this song and find courage again.

L Hanslovan

@roy bollo I like Clarence and the sax too

L Hanslovan

I so agree with you. This is going to be played at my memorial whenever that comes.

Drew Nicholas

Joey, I read your comment and then listened to the song. You are right, I was blown away!

Mike Smith

I so agree with you, I only wish it was much longer, so I press repeat, ha ha.

Steve Huot

Only a supremely confident and capable band would ever dare to do this. The slow build-up, no flashy solos, just pure musical fusion that very few bands have ever been capable of.

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I just wish this song would never end.

Bruce Scherer

I feel the same way! Since it does I play it over and over again! Words just don't do it justice.

George Romeo Diaconu

The same!

tim oakes

It never does-majestic doesnt do it jusstice lol timothy

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