Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

Tear drops on the city, Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty and you can't find the room to move
Well, everybody better move over, that's all
'Cause I'm running on the bad side and I got my back to the wall
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

Well, I was stranded in the jungle trying to take in all the heat they was giving
The night is dark but the sidewalk's bright and lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner, things got real quiet real fast
I walked into a Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

And I'm all alone, I'm all alone
(And kid, you better get the picture)
And I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I can't go home

When the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city, all the little pretties raise their hands
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half
With the Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze
I'm talking 'bout a Tenth
Oh, nothing but a Tenth
I'm talking 'bout a Tenth
I'm talking bout a Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth
Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, Tenth, I'm talking 'bout a
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

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Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:


Only Bruce and E Street could:

-Start a song
-Go into a rendition of Take Me To The River
-Lead into a gospel-like soul-searching sermon
-Introduce the band
-and then FINISH the song they started with

...and make the whole thing work

All comments from YouTube:

Anthony Donofrio

Hands down, the best-ever version of 10th Ave Freeze Out.



david graham


Aidan Murray

Quite possibly the greatest live performance ever

Valerie Tomsic

SAW him and E Street band so many times but this BROUGHT down the house! awesome!


It's amazing how he can turn a 3 minute song into 20 minutes of absolute magic

Will The Angry Dudeist


Sean Swinton

That's the mark of great musicians and why Bruce Springsteen is gonna live a long time. Like a footballer or basketball player Bruce Springsteen probably works off about 7-10 kilos per show! He must travel with a huge wardrobe and/or portable laundry equipment!

Sean Swinton

@Life’s Too Short That's what makes this version made favourite! I still love the original as well!

Fernando Rosas

@kojam1 Amén

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