Who Sang Glory Days? Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

The E Street Band High Hopes cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Classic Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 5:42
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
performer: The E Street Band
Some other versions of "Glory Days"

I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
But all he kept talking about was

Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well there's a girl that lives up the block
Back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
And have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
She says when she feels like crying
She starts laughing thinking about


My old man worked twenty years on the line
And they let him go
Now everywhere he goes out looking for work
They just tell him that he's too old
I was nine years old and he was working at the
Metuchen Ford plant assembly line
Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall
But I can tell what's on his mind

Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
And I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days

Chorus (repeat twice)

CD 1
  • 1 High Hopes
  • 2 Harry’s Place
  • 3 American Skin (41 Shots)
  • 4 Just Like Fire Would
  • 5 Down in the Hole
  • 6 Heaven’s Wall
  • 7 Frankie Fell in Love
  • 8 This Is Your Sword
  • 9 Hunter of Invisible Game
  • 10 The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • 11 The Wall
  • 12 Dream Baby Dream
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown
  • 13 Shut Out the Light (credits)

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Europe
    format: DVD-Video
    barcode: 888430321021
    script: Latin