Favourite Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

This is part of my project to transfer my old Listology lists to WordPress.

  1. The River: “Those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse / Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse?”
  2. The Promised Land: “Blow away the dreams that tear you apart / Blow away the dreams that break your heart / Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted”
  3. Badlands: “Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and the king ain’t satisfied ’til he rules everything”
  4. Backstreets: “Remember all the movies, Terry, we’d go see / Trying to learn how 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”
  5. Downbound Train: “I work down at the car wash, where all it ever does is rain”
  6. Born to Run: “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”
  7. Something in the Night: “You’re born with nothing and better off that way / Soon as you’ve got something they send someone to try and take it away”
  8. Hungry Heart: “Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing, I took a wrong turn and I just kept going”
  9. Thunder Road: “It’s a town full of losers, and I’m pulling out of here to win”
  10. Long Time Comin’: “If I had one wish in this godforsaken world, kids, it’d be that your mistakes would be your own”
  11. The Ties That Bind: “It’s a long dark highway and a thin white line / Connecting, baby, your heart to mine / We’re runnin’ now but darlin’ we will stand in time / To face the ties that bind”
  12. Long Walk Home: “That flag flying over the courthouse means certain things are set in stone / Who we are, what we’ll do, and what we won’t”
  13. Racing in the Street: “She stares off alone into the night with the eyes of one who hates for just being born”
  14. Your Own Worst Enemy: “Your flag you flew so high it drifted up to the sky”
  15. Brilliant Disguise: “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of”
  16. Jungleland: “Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge, drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain”
  17. Gypsy Biker: “Now I’m out counting white lines, counting white lines and getting stoned”
  18. Girls in their Summer Clothes: “Love’s a fool’s dance, I ain’t got much sense but I’ve still got my feet”
  19. Walk Like A Man: “All I can think of is being five years old, following behind you at the beach, tracing your footprints in the sand / Trying to walk like a man”
  20. Lucky Town: “When it comes to luck you make your own / Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I’m building me a new home”
  21. No Surrender: “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school”
  22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight): “Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny”
  23. Backstreets: “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”
  24. Adam Raised a Cain: “You’re born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else’s past”
  25. Darkness on the Edge of Town: “Tonight I’ll be on that hill, ‘cos I can’t stop”
  26. Better Days: “It’s a sad man, my friend, who’s living in his own skin and can’t stand the company”
  27. Devil’s Arcade: “a thin chain of next moments, and something like faith”
  28. Livin’ in the Future: “Your bootheels clicking like the barrel of a pistol spinnin’ round”
  29. Factory: “End of the day, factory whistle cries, men walk through these gates with death in their eyes”
  30. I Wish I Were Blind: “And though this world is filled with the beauty of God’s hand, I wish I were blind when I see you with your man”
  31. The Price You Pay: “Just across the county line, a stranger passing through put up a sign / That counts the men fallen away to the price you pay / And girl before the end of the day, I’m gonna tear it down and throw it away”
  32. Bobby Jean: “I’m just calling, not to change your mind, but just to say I miss you, baby / Good luck, goodbye, Bobby Jean”
  33. You’ll Be Comin’ Down: “Like a thief on a Sunday morning, it all falls apart with no warning / Your cinnamon sky’s gone candy-apple green, the crushed metal of your little flying machine”
  34. Happy: “In a world of doubt and fear / I wake at night and reach to find you near / Lost in a dream, you caught me as I fell, now I want more than just a dream to tell”
  35. Growin’ Up: “I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car”
  36. Thunder Road: “Well now I’m no hero, that’s understood / All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood”
  37. Wreck on the Highway: “I thought of a girlfriend or a young wife, and a state trooper knocking in the middle of the night / To say ‘your baby died in a wreck on the highway'”
  38. Youngstown: “When I die, I don’t want no part of Heaven, I would not do Heaven’s work well / I pray the Devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery furnaces of hell”
  39. Devils and Dust: “what if what you do to survive kills the things you love?”
  40. Kingdom of Days: “We laugh beneath the covers and count the wrinkles and the greys”
  41. Tunnel of Love: “You’ve got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above”
  42. You’re Missing: “Morning is morning, the evening falls/ I got too much room in my bed, too many phone calls / How’s everything, everything? / You’re missing”
  43. The Wrestler: “I always leave with less than I had before / But I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor”
  44. If I Should Fall Behind: “If we lose each other in the shadow of the evening tree / I’ll wait for you, and should I fall behind, wait for me”
  45. Night Fire: “Do you really get used to being bought and sold?”
  46. One Step Up: “When I look at myself I don’t see the man I wanted to be / Somewhere along the line I slipped off track I’m caught moving one step up and two steps back”
  47. Adam Raised a Cain: “Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain, now he walks these empty rooms, looking for something to blame”
  48. Dancing in the Dark: “Man, I ain’t gettin’ nowhere, I’m just living in a dump like this / There’s something happening somewhere, baby I just know there is”
  49. Land of Hope and Dreams: “Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine, and all this darkness passed”
  50. Racing in the Street: “Tonight my baby and me we’re gonna ride to the sea, and wash these sins off our hands”
  51. Living Proof: “You shot through my anger and rage, showed me my prison was just an open cage / There were no keys, no guards, just one frightened man, and some old shadows for bars”
  52. None But the Brave: “Now who’s the man who thinks he can decide / Whose dreams will live and whose shall be pushed aside / Has he ever walked down these streets at night / And looked into the eyes of none, baby, but the brave”
  53. The Wish: “If pa’s eyes were windows into a world so deadly and true / You couldn’t stop me from looking but you kept me from crawlin’ through”
  54. New York City Serenade: “Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all”
  55. Walk Like A Man “Well I was young and I didn’t know what to do when I saw your best steps stolen away from you”
  56. Jesus Was An Only Son: “Well there’s a loss that can never be replaced, a destination that can never be reached / A light you’ll never find in another’s face, a sea whose distance can not be breached”
  57. The Promise: “Thunder road, here’s for the lost lovers and all the fixed games / Thunder road, here’s for the tires rushing by in the rain / Thunder road, remember Billy what we’d always say / Thunder road, we were gonna take it all then throw it all away”
  58. My City of Ruins: “Now there’s tears on the pillow Darling, where we slept / And you took my heart when you left / Without your sweet kiss my soul is lost, my friend / Tell me how do I begin again?”
  59. The Promise: “When the promise is broken, you go on living, but it steals something from down in your soul / Like when the truth is spoken, and it don’t make no difference, something in your heart turns cold”
  60. Back in Your Arms: “The promises we make at night, oh that’s all they are / Unless we fill them with faith and love they’re empty as the howlin’ wind”
  61. Incident on 57th Street: “He tried sellin’ his heart to the hard girls over on Easy Street/ But they sighed, ‘Johnny, it falls apart so easy/ And you know hearts these days are cheap'”
  62. Dead Man Walking: “Between our dreams and actions lies this world”
  63. American Skin (41 Shots): “If an officer stops you, promise me you’ll always be polite / And that you’ll never ever run away / Promise Mama you’ll keep your hands in sight”
  64. The Promise: “When the promise was broken I was far away from home, sleepin’ in the backseat of a borrowed car”
  65. The Ghost of Tom Joad: “Well the highway is alive tonight / But nobody’s kidding nobody about where it goes”
  66. This is Your Sword: “The times they are dark, darkness covers the earth, this world’s filled with the beauty of God’s work”
  67. Highway Patrolman: “Man turns his back on his family, he just ain’t no good”
  68. The Wall: “Limousines rush down Pennsylvania Avenue, rustling the leaves as they fall / And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all, here at the wall”
  69. Better Days: “I took a piss at fortune’s sweet kiss, it’s like eating caviar and dirt”
  70. Youngstown: “Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name”
  71. Magic: “I got a shiny saw blade / All I need’s a volunteer / I’ll cut you in half / While you’re smilin’ ear to ear”
  72. Sinaloa Cowboys: “For everything the north gives/ It exacts a price in return”
  73. Gypsy Biker: “To the dead, well, it don’t matter much about who’s wrong or right”
  74. My Father’s House: “My father’s house shines hard and bright it stands like a beacon calling me in the night/ Calling and calling, so cold and alone / Shining ‘cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned”
  75. Jackson Cage: “Into a row of houses she just melts away / Like the scenery in another man’s play”
  76. Mary Queen of Arkansas: “I don’t understand how you can hold me so tight, and love me so damn loose”
  77. The River: “We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest. No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle, no flowers, no wedding dress”
  78. Downbound Train: “The room was dark, our bed was empty / Then I heard that long whistle whine / And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried”
  79. Stolen Car: “She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote / When our love was young and bold / She said last night she read those letters / And they made her feel one hundred years old”
  80. Racing in the Street: “Some guys they just give up living / and start dying little by little, piece by piece / Some guys come home from work and wash up / and go racin’ in the street”
  81. The Promise: “All my life I fought this fight, the fight that no man can never win / Every day it just gets harder to live this dream I’m believing in”
  82. Highway 29: “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'”
  83. Life Itself: “Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?”
  84. Loose Ends: “Well how could something so bad, darling, come from something that was so good? I don’t know”
  85. My Hometown: “They’re closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks / Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back to your hometown”
  86. Walk Like A Man: “I was young and I didn’t know what to do when I saw your best steps stolen away from you”
  87. Born to Run: “The amusement park rises bold and stark, kids are huddled on the beach in the mist”
  88. Tougher than the Rest: “The road is dark and it’s a thin thin line / But I want you to know I’ll walk it for you anytime”
  89. When You’re Alone: “Nobody knows, honey, where love goes / But when it goes, it’s gone, gone, gone”
  90. Loose Ends: “I remember how my heart beat when you said I love you so / Then little by little we choked out all the life that our love could hold”
  91. Hearts of Stone: “You cry because things ain’t like before / Well don’t you know they can’t be that way anymore?”
  92. No Surrender: “I want to sleep beneath peaceful skies in my lover’s bed / With the wide-open country in my eyes and these romantic dreams in my head”
  93. Loose Change: “Yeah I knew she was trouble, but trouble sure was lookin’ fine”
  94. Two Hearts: “Once I spent my time playing tough guy scenes / But I was living in a world of childish dreams / Someday these childish dreams must end / To become a man and grow up to dream again”
  95. Sad Eyes: “Blue, blue ribbon in your hair / Like you’re so sure I’ll be standing here”
  96. From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come): “At his feet and almost grown now, a blue-eyed daughter and a handsome son / Well from small things, mama, big things one day come”
  97. Thunder Road: “The door’s open, but the ride, it ain’t free”
  98. Used Cars: “Now my ma she fingers her wedding band and watches the salesman stare at my old man’s hands”
  99. Trouble in Paradise: “Don’t matter who did the dusting or who did the sweeping, who did the trusting or who did the cheating when it’s all gone / Knowing all love’s glory and beauty can vanish before you think twice, leaving trouble in paradise”
  100. Reno: “She poured me another whisky and said, “Here’s to the best you ever had” / We laughed and made a toast / It wasn’t the best I ever had, not even close”
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