Backstreets
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


One soft infested summer, me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton's Wing
Where desperate lovers park, we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars, waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night they set us loose of everything
To go running on the backstreets
Running on the backstreets
Terry, you swore we'd live forever
Taking it on them backstreets together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where famous dancers scraped the tears up off the street, dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad, some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear the whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us, blame it on the truth that ran us down
You can blame it all on me, Terry, it don't matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight, there was nothing to say
But I hated him, and I hated you when you went away

Laying here in the dark, you're like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry, we'd go see
Trying to learn to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
And after all this time, to find we're just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Where we swore forever friends
On the backstreets until the end

Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Was all right, we're all
Hiding on the backstreets tonight
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets

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Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

steven Massey

People Springsteen must be viewed thru the context of time the work was performed, was created, built if you will. It must be seen as a body of work not this song or that song although naturally each has their favorite.
Taken as a whole and with the understanding that for me very little music touches me in the place that Bruce's work especially with the E street and the solo work of Nebraska touches me.
There's lots of music out there I've enjoyed that touches me in different ways than let's say "Racing in the streets" or "Born to Run" ....
Take Cyndi Laupers solo remake of 'Time after Time" it takes me to a place nothing else can and no one else can go with me. John Cougars body of work will always return me to late 70s early to mid 80s. The eagles of course. I grew up on the eagle's from "Peaceful Easy Feeling" to "Hotel California" and more.
But when Bruce does his unique style it always touches me in a real way... "I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand"
"Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back"
"Early in the morning factory whistle blows, man rises from bed and puts on his clothes"
I'm now sitting here with so many songs running thru my head I don't even care to write or think about it anymore, and that's what music is supposed to do.
Nobodys right if everybody's wrong, young people speaking their minds getting so much resistance from behind.......



All comments from YouTube:

Karl Krogmann

I've been listening to this for 35 years and I still get chills when I hear those opening piano chords.

Henry Minjoot

Likewise likewise

Weeble Lehmann

The opening of this song is one of the few truly great things in life.

Tim Dz

The backing organ by Danny is criminally underrated

wake up

45yrs and still going

CBRadiosPRONTO

Goose bump city man

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Longhammer37214

I would never admit it in person but sometimes this song drives me to tears, especially the part where he sings " but I hated him and I hated you when you went away ". My love went away many years ago. She broke my young heart. Now I'm hiding on the backstreets all these years later.

Mike Spencer

Fuckin' poetry.

steven Massey

Absolutely.....💔

James Adair

Definitely

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