Backstreets Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Born to Run cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

One soft infested summer
Me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe
The fire we 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
We let lose 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 left 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
Well 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...

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thunder Road
  • 2 Tenth Avenue Freeze‐Out
  • 3 Night
  • 4 Backstreets
  • 5 Born to Run
  • 6 She’s the One
  • 7 Meeting Across the River
  • 8 Jungleland


  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album Born to Run
    release date: 1975-8-25
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 6:31
    producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Mike Appel
    drums: Max Weinberg
    piano: Roy Bittan
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Jimmy Iovine
    engineer: Jimmy Iovine
    organ: Roy Bittan
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    bass guitar: Garry Tallent
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin