she's so fine
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


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Well there's sparklin' angels on
Your fire-escape tonight
They line them up for you
Trying to keep you safe
But with them fire alley burglars
On a midnight vamp
You lost your heart on Main
Street to a beautiful tramp
That's all right, I don't mind
'Cause I got (you got) a love so fine
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine

The rat's traps are filled
With soul crusaders
Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping
At Little Melvin and The Invaders
You're out on the floor and you can't get up
Your baby's out there dancing and
Struttin' that Continental Strut
She looks so good, she looks so fine
(she blows your mind)
Oh we (you) got a love so fine
A love so fine a love so fine
A love so fine

Everybody's reeling when the band
Hit's the ceiling
Don't you know you just wanna go
The boys start (joint gets) rockin'
Your knees start knockin'
Everybody party, go let's go

The bar's closed down
(It's 3 o'clock and the bar's closed)
You walk to the shady side of town all alone
(Well you walk along with your)
Papa's screaming at you, he wants some cash
(baby to the dirty side of town)
Mama's chewing you
(me) off about hanging out with (alley) trash
That's all right, oh you don't mind
'Cause you've got a love so fine




Oh me and my baby a love so fine
A love so fine a love so fine

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's song "She's So Fine" depict a gritty urban scene filled with danger and allure. The mention of "sparklin' angels" on the fire-escape suggests that there is a sense of protection surrounding the singer, as if they are being watched over. However, there is also a mention of "fire alley burglars" and a "beautiful tramp" on Main Street, indicating that as much as they try to stay safe, there is an irresistible attraction to the darker side of life.


The song continues to portray a lively and pulsating atmosphere, with references to "soul crusaders," people dancing and strutting their stuff. The singer is captivated by their partner's appearance and presence, describing them as looking "so good" and "so fine," which "blows [their] mind." Despite the chaos and frenzy around them, the love between the two is emphasized as being so strong and powerful that it transcends the chaos and makes everything alright.


Towards the end of the lyrics, there is an indication of familial disapproval and societal judgment. The singer is criticized by their parents, with their father demanding money and their mother expressing disdain for associating with what she considers to be lower-class individuals. Despite the pressures and conflicts, the singer remains unfazed because they have a love that is so extraordinary and special.


Line by Line Meaning

Well there's sparklin' angels on
There are beautiful and captivating beings present


Your fire-escape tonight
On the escape route of your life tonight


They line them up for you
They arrange themselves for your protection


Trying to keep you safe
Attempting to ensure your security


But with them fire alley burglars
Yet, there are potential dangers lurking in the dark alleys


On a midnight vamp
Engaging in secretive activities during the night


You lost your heart on Main
You fell in love on the main street


Street to a beautiful tramp
With an alluring and unconventional woman


That's all right, I don't mind
I am not bothered by it


'Cause I got (you got) a love so fine
Because we share an exceptional and wonderful love


A love so fine, me and my baby
A love of such excellence, between me and my partner


The rat's traps are filled
The traps set by deceitful individuals are occupied


With soul crusaders
Determined souls fighting for justice


Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping
Everyone is joyfully and energetically moving


At Little Melvin and The Invaders
At a lively and exciting music venue


You're out on the floor and you can't get up
You are on the dance floor, unable to leave


Your baby's out there dancing and
Your partner is out there dancing and


Struttin' that Continental Strut
Displaying a confident and captivating dance style


She looks so good, she looks so fine
She appears incredibly attractive and appealing


(she blows your mind)
(She dazzles and impresses you)


Oh we (you) got a love so fine
Oh, we (you) possess an exquisite love


A love so fine a love so fine
A love of exceptional quality


Everybody's reeling when the band
Everyone is spinning and feeling dizzy when the band


Hit's the ceiling
Reaches the highest point of their performance


Don't you know you just wanna go
Don't you realize you simply want to leave


The boys start (joint gets) rockin'
The band begins to play lively and energetic music


Your knees start knockin'
Your knees start trembling


Everybody party, go let's go
Everyone, let's celebrate and have a good time


The bar's closed down
The bar has shut its doors


(It's 3 o'clock and the bar's closed)
(It's late at night and the bar has closed)


You walk to the shady side of town all alone
You stroll towards the disreputable part of town, solitary


(Well you walk along with your)
(As you walk with your)


Papa's screaming at you, he wants some cash
Your father is shouting at you, demanding money


(baby to the dirty side of town)
(baby, to the seedy part of town)


Mama's chewing you
Your mother is scolding and criticizing you


(me) off about hanging out with (alley) trash
(me) for spending time with undesirable individuals


That's all right, oh you don't mind
You are not affected by it


'Cause you've got a love so fine
Because you have an extraordinary love


Oh me and my baby a love so fine
Oh, my partner and I share a love of exceptional quality


A love so fine a love so fine
A love that is truly exceptional




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Spark Spark

Love this tune.... never heard this before...wooooooooooow!!!

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