Nebraska Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska cover art
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I saw her standin’ on her front lawn just twirlin’ her baton
Me and her went for a ride sir and ten innocent people died

From the town of Lincoln, Nebraska with a sawed off .410 on my lap
Through to the badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path

I can’t say that I’m sorry for the things that we done
At least for a little while sir me and her we had us some fun

The jury brought in a guilty verdict and the judge he sentenced me to death
Midnight in a prison storeroom with leather straps across my chest

Sheriff when the man pulls that switch sir and snaps my poor head back
You make sure my pretty baby is sittin’ right there on my lap

They declared me unfit to live said into that great void my soul’d be hurled
They wanted to know why I did what I did
Well sir I guess there’s just a meanness in this world.

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


    album: Track 1 in album Nebraska
    release date: 1982-9-20
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 4:32
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    recorded by: Mike Batlan
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

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