Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road Lyrics

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The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey, that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside, darling, you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty but, hey, you're alright
Oh, and that's alright with me

You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now, I ain't no hero, that's understood
All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey, what else can we do now?
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
Well, the night's busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks

Oh oh, come take my hand
We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
Oh, Thunder Road, oh, Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey, I know it's late, we can make it if we run
Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
Sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road

Well, I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door's open but the ride ain't free
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken

There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines rolling on
But when you get to the porch, they're gone on the wind
So Mary, climb in
It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thunder Road
  • 2 Tenth Avenue Freeze‐Out
  • 3 Night
  • 4 Backstreets
  • 5 Born to Run
  • 6 She’s the One
  • 7 Meeting Across the River
  • 8 Jungleland


  • Credits
    album: Track 1 in album Born to Run
    release date: 1975-8-25
    popularity : 142 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:51
    producer: Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen and Mike Appel
    drums: Max Weinberg
    mixer: Jimmy Iovine
    engineer: Jimmy Iovine
    background vocals: Mike Appel, Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt
    saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    mastering: Greg Calbi
    lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    bass guitar: Garry Tallent
    harmonica & guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    additional mastering: Bob Ludwig
    glockenspiel & Rhodes piano: Roy Bittan
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin