Highway 29
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


I slipped on her shoe, she was a perfect size seven
I said "there's no smokin' in the store ma'am"
She crossed her legs and then
We made some small talk, that's where it should have stopped
She slipped me a number, I put it in my pocket
My hand slipped up her skirt, everything slipped my mind
In that little roadhouse On highway 29

It was a small town bank, it was a mess
Well I had a gun, you know the rest
Money on the floorboards, shirt was covered in blood
And she was cryin', her and me we headed south
On highway twenty nine

In a little desert motel, the air it was hot and clean
L slept the sleep of the dead, I didn't dream
I woke in the morning washed my face in the sink
We headed into the Sierra Madres 'cross the borderline
The winter sun, shot through the black trees
I told myself it was all something in her
But as we drove I knew it was something in me
Something had been comin' for a long long time
And something that was here with me now
On highway twenty nine

The road was filled with broken glass and gasoline
She wasn't sayin' nothin'', it was just a dream
The wind come silent through the windshield
All I could see was snow and sky and pines
I closed my eyes and I was runnin',
I was runnin' then I was flyin'

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Written by: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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Comments from YouTube:

J VH

To me there is no song that better establishes Bruce's songwriting ability than this song. One cannot help but be completely absorbed by its story.

Noel Wilson

Killer. Whole albums on point and stands on a mountain proud and strong today many years later///

Thutmosis

"I close my eyes when i was running...i was running then i was flying"...he keep dreaming even after they die....

Christopher Lafayette

“The road was filled with broken glass and gasoline
She wasn't sayin' nothin'', it was just a dream
The wind come silent through the windshield
All I could see was snow and sky and pines
I closed my eyes and I was runnin',
I was runnin' then I was flyin”

I think this may be Bruce’s best lyrics of all the music he’s ever written.. truly..

LeilaLand

This song and story is almost too heavy to handle.

balrog73

Yeah, so I bought this album (tape) when it first came out many moons ago. I played the hell out of it. My question today is "How could any human with even the smallest bit of a soul have down voted this, much less four soulless people?" I fail to comprehend this but hey what do I know, right?

Matthew Shakespeare

Bots do it x

Peter Nolan

Hello, 

I love this song and all of the songs on the album The Ghost Of Tom Joad. I know the title track off by heart like also Sinaloa Cowboys and most of Highway 29 and when some other song gets stuck in my head and starts to annoy me a bit I just sing The Ghost Of tom Joad to myself and then I no longer have that other song in my head. The song The Ghost Of Tom Joad resets my brain. :)

Peter Nolan. Ph.D.(physics). Dublin. Ireland.

S P Harrison

Springsteen is a genius...

Child Of Universe

A true master. One of my favorite songs of Bruce. I rushed home today to listen to this song on my fancy speaker, like I do many other days too😄😄

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