Highway Patrolman Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska cover art
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My name is Joe Roberts I work for the state
I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number eight
I always done an honest job as honest as I could
I got a brother named Frankie and Frankie ain't no good

Now ever since we was young kids it's been the same come down
I get a call over the radio Frankie's in trouble downtown
Well if it was any other man, I'd put him straight away
But when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way

Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin'
Nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band
Played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nebraska
  • 2 Atlantic City
  • 3 Mansion on the Hill
  • 4 Johnny 99
  • 5 Highway Patrolman
  • 6 State Trooper
  • 7 Used Cars
  • 8 Open All Night
  • 9 My Father's House
  • 10 Reason to Believe


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: George Acosta, Nadine Renee
    album: Track 5 in album Nebraska
    release date: 1982-9-20
    popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 5:41
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    recorded by: Mike Batlan
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643835817
    script: Latin