Point Blank Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

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Do you still say your prayers little darlin’ do you go to bed at night
Prayin’ that tomorrow, everything will be alright
But tomorrow’s fall in number in number one by one
You wake up and you’re dying you don’t even know what from

Well they shot you point blank you been shot in the back
Baby point blank you been fooled this time little girl that’s a fact
Right between the eyes baby, point blank right between the pretty lies that they tell
Little girl you fell

You grew up where young girls they grow up fast
You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked
but what they asked baby wasn’t right
you didn’t have to live that life,
I was gonna be your Romeo you were gonna be my Juliet
These days you don’t wait on Romeo’s you wait on that welfare check
and on all the pretty things that you can’t ever have and on all the promises

That always end up point blank, shot between the eyes
Point blank like little white lies you tell to ease the pain
You’re walkin’ in the sights, girl of point blank
and it’s one false move and baby the lights go out

Once I dreamed we were together again baby you and me
Back home in those old clubs the way we used to be
We were standin’ at the bar it was hard to hear
The band was playin’ loud and you were shoutin’ somethin’ in my ear
You pulled my jacket off and as the drummer counted four
You grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor
You just stood there and held me, then you started dancin’ slow
And as I pulled you tighter I swore I’d never let you go

Well I saw you last night down on the avenue
Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you
You were standin’ in the doorway out of the rain
You didn’t answer when I called out your name
You just turned, and then you looked away like just another stranger waitin’ to get blown away

Point blank, right between the eyes
Point blank, right between the pretty lies you fell
Point blank, shot straight through the heart,
Yea point blank, you’ve been twisted up till you’ve become just another part of it
Point blank, you’re walkin’ in the sights,
Point blank, livin’ one false move just one false move away
Point blank, they caught you in their sights
Point blank, did you forget how to love, girl, did you forget how to fight.
Point blank they must have shot you in the head
Cause point blank, bang bang baby you’re dead.Do you still say your prayers little darlin’ do you go to bed at night
Prayin’ that tomorrow, everything will be alright
But tomorrow’s fall in number in number one by one
You wake up and you’re dying you don’t even know what from

Well they shot you point blank you been shot in the back
Baby point blank you been fooled this time little girl that’s a fact
Right between the eyes baby, point blank right between the pretty lies that they tell
Little girl you fell

You grew up where young girls they grow up fast
You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked
but what they asked baby wasn’t right
you didn’t have to live that life,
I was gonna be your Romeo you were gonna be my Juliet
These days you don’t wait on Romeo’s you wait on that welfare check
and on all the pretty things that you can’t ever have and on all the promises

That always end up point blank, shot between the eyes
Point blank like little white lies you tell to ease the pain
You’re walkin’ in the sights, girl of point blank
and it’s one false move and baby the lights go out

Once I dreamed we were together again baby you and me
Back home in those old clubs the way we used to be
We were standin’ at the bar it was hard to hear
The band was playin’ loud and you were shoutin’ somethin’ in my ear
You pulled my jacket off and as the drummer counted four
You grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor
You just stood there and held me, then you started dancin’ slow
And as I pulled you tighter I swore I’d never let you go

Well I saw you last night down on the avenue
Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you
You were standin’ in the doorway out of the rain
You didn’t answer when I called out your name
You just turned, and then you looked away like just another stranger waitin’ to get blown away

Point blank, right between the eyes
Point blank, right between the pretty lies you fell
Point blank, shot straight through the heart,
Yea point blank, you’ve been twisted up till you’ve become just another part of it
Point blank, you’re walkin’ in the sights,
Point blank, livin’ one false move just one false move away
Point blank, they caught you in their sights
Point blank, did you forget how to love, girl, did you forget how to fight.
Point blank they must have shot you in the head
Cause point blank, bang bang baby you’re dead.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway


  • credits


    album: Track in album The River
    release date: 1980-10-10
    popularity : 136 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:07
    producer: Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt
    drums: Max Weinberg
    piano: Roy Bittan
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Chuck Plotkin and Toby Scott
    recorded by: Neil Dorfsman
    bass: Garry Tallent
    background vocals: Steven Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons and Roy Bittan
    organ: Danny Federici
    mastering: Ken Perry
    acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt
    percussion & saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    assistant engineer: James A. Farber, Jeff Hendrickson, Garry Rindfuss, Dana Bisbee and Raymond Willard
    harmonica & electric guitar & 12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643685412
    script: Latin