Bobby Jean Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jimmy Cliff
album: Track 8 in album Born in the U.S.A.
release date: 1984-6-4
popularity : 56 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Garage Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:49
piano: Roy Bittan
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
organ: Danny Federici
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
percussion: Clarence Clemons
mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
choir vocals: Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt
glockenspiel: Danny Federici
synthesizer: Roy Bittan
drumset: Max Weinberg
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
assistant engineer: John R. Davenport, Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 074643865326
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. cover art


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Well, I came to your house the other day
Your mother said you went away
She said there was nothing that I could have done
There was nothing nobody could say
Me and you, we've known each other ever since we were sixteen
I wished I could have known
I wished I could have called you
Just to say goodbye, Bobby Jean

Now, you hung with me when all the others
Turned away, turned up their nose
We liked the same music, we liked the same bands
We liked the same clothes
We told each other that we were the wildest
The wildest things we'd ever seen
Now I wished you would have told me
I wished I could have talked to you
Just to say goodbye, Bobby Jean

Now, we went walking in the rain, talking
About the pain that from the world we hid
Now there ain't nobody, nowhere, nohow
Gonna ever understand me the way you did
Maybe you'll be out there on that road
Somewhere in some bus or train
Traveling along in some motel room
There'll be a radio playing and you'll hear me sing this song
Well, if you do, you'll know I'm thinking of you
And all the miles in between
And I'm just calling you one last time
Not to change your mind, but just to say I miss you, baby
Good luck, goodbye, Bobby Jean


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown