Racing in the Street Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money, got no strings attached
We shut ’em up and than we shut ’em down

Tonight, tonight the strip’s just right
I wanna blow ’em off in my first heat
Summer’s here and the time is right
For racin’ in the street

We take all the action we can meet
And we cover all the northeast state
When the strip shuts down we run ’em in the street
From the fire roads to the interstate
Some guys they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece,
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin’ in the street.

Tonight, tonight the strip’s just right
I wanna blow ’em all out of their seats
Calling out around the world, we’re going racin’ in the street.

I met her on the strip three years ago
In a Camero with this dude from L.A.
I blew that Camero off my back,
and drove that little girl away,
But now there’s wrinkles around my baby’s eyes
And she cries herself to sleep at night
When I come home the house is dark
She sighs, "Baby did you make it all right,"
She sits on the porch of her Daddy’s house
But all her pretty dreams are torn,
She stares off alone into the night
With the eyes of one who hates for just being born
For all the shut down strangers and hot rod angels,
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me, we’re gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands.

Tonight, tonight the highway’s bright
Out of our way, mister you best keep
’Cause summer’s here and the time is right
For racin’ in the street.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Badlands
  • 2 Adam Raised a Cain
  • 3 Something in the Night
  • 4 Candy’s Room
  • 5 Racing in the Street
  • 6 The Promised Land
  • 7 Factory
  • 8 Streets of Fire
  • 9 Prove It All Night
  • 10 Darkness on the Edge of Town


  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
    release date: 1978-6-2
    popularity : 106 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
    length: 6:55
    producer: Jon Landau and Bruce Springsteen
    drums: Max Weinberg
    piano: Roy Bittan
    lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Jimmy Iovine and Chuck Plotkin
    recorded by: Jimmy Iovine
    organ: Danny Federici
    guitar: Steven Van Zandt
    percussion & saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    bass guitar: Garry Tallent
    guitar & harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
    assistant engineer: Thom Panunzio
    assistant producer: Steven Van Zandt
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

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