Bruce Springsteen - Reason to Believe Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska cover art
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Seen a man standin' over a dead dog lyin' by the highway in a ditch
He's lookin' down kinda puzzled pokin' that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open he's standin' out on Highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough that dog'd get up and run
Struck me kinda funny seem kinda funny sir to me
At the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Now Mary Lou loved Johnny with a love mean and true
She said "Baby I'll work for you every day and bring my money home to you"
One day he up and left her and ever since that
She waits down at the end of that dirt road for young Johnny to come back
Struck me kinda funny seemed kind of funny sir to me
How at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Take a baby to the river Kyle William they called him
Wash the baby in the water take away little Kyle's sin
In a whitewash shotgun shack an old man passes away
Take his body to the graveyard and over him they pray
Lord won't you tell us tell us what does it mean
Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Congregation gathers down by the riverside
Preacher stands with his Bible groom stands waitin' for his bride
Congregation gone and the sun sets behind a weepin' willow tree
Groom stands alone and watches the river rush on so effortlessly
Lord and he's wonderin' where can his baby be
Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

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: ©ALLEN STANTON PRODUCTIONS
    writers: Tim Hardin
    album: Track 10 in album Nebraska
    release date: 1982-9-20
    popularity : 286 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 4:09
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    recorded by: Mike Batlan
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643835817
    script: Latin