Glory Days Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 10 in album Born in the U.S.A.
release date: 1984-6-4
popularity : 60 users have visited this page.
length: 4:19
assistant engineer: Zoë Yanakas, Jeff Hendrickson, John R. Davenport, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
drumset: Max Weinberg
synthesizer: Roy Bittan
piano: Roy Bittan
percussion: Clarence Clemons
organ: Danny Federici
glockenspiel: Danny Federici
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
mix: Bob Clearmountain
recording: Toby Scott
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
choir vocals: Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, Garry Tallent
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen

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I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
But all he kept talking about was

[Chorus:]
Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well there's a girl that lives up the block
Back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
And have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
She says when she feels like crying
She starts laughing thinking about

[Chorus:]

My old man worked twenty years on the line
And they let him go
Now everywhere he goes out looking for work
They just tell him that he's too old
I was nine years old and he was working at the
Metuchen Ford plant assembly line
Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall
But I can tell what's on his mind

Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
And I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days

Chorus (repeat twice)

Track Listing

  • 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