Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen Born to Run cover art
Credits
release date: 1975-8-25
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:51
producer: Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau
drums: Max Weinberg
mixer: Jimmy Iovine
engineer: Jimmy Iovine
background vocals: Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt and Mike Appel
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
mastering: Greg Calbi
lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
guitar & harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
additional mastering: Bob Ludwig
glockenspiel & Rhodes piano: Roy Bittan
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
arranger: Bruce Springsteen
Lyrics
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

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin