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Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


In the day we sweat it out on the streets
Of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory
In suicide machines
Sprung from cages on Highway 9
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and steppin' out over the line
Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're 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 wanna guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We'll run 'til we drop, baby, we'll never go back
Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire?
'Cause, baby, I'm 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
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 the mist
I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the street tonight
In an everlasting kiss

(One, two, three, four)

The highway's jammed with broken heroes
On a last chance power drive
Everybody's out on the run tonight
But there's no place left to hide
Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
Oh, someday, girl, I don't know when
We're gonna get to that place
Where we really wanna go and we'll walk in the sun
But 'til 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

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Randy Rook

Wow, finally after all these years....😎
I see the crowd I was in when I went to see this show at the Cotton bowl...
I'll never forget it. It was a show unlike any other big time act I ever saw.
And I saw a bunch....👍
No opening act....
Just Bruce.
Never experienced anything like that again in an arena, ever....
Standard fair for all the other ones I ever saw in a stadium.
Opening acts....
Never did quite figure that out....🤓



All comments from YouTube:

Arturo Oscuro

“Nobody wins unless everybody wins.”
~ Bruce Springsteen

Zorian

@Metal Rules YOU just DON'T GET it that's all. Especially because SOME winners ARE losers. 45 can second that if he'd only ADMIT to it.....

Zorian

@AS J No he won't. And THAT'S the sad truth.

Zorian

TRUTH is PROPHETIC!

Reese

Leave no man behind

James Hudson

Might as well say "everyone gets a participation trophy"

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Petercmhanna

45 years later and this song still kicks ass!

Bar Irwin

@Louis derosa my parents saw him in Dublin. Played for 3.5 hours. rocked them

Paymon Bidari

Timeless.

Nancy Depraida

Has it really been 45 years😭

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