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Old 02-10-2007, 08:48 AM
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Racing in the Street
Bruce Springsteen

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 then 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
We're goin' 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
Then 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 camaro with this dude from l.a.
I blew that camaro 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
We're goin' racin' in the street

In Peace,

This song incorporates the person SONNY again. However, this time he is a friend of the singer/songwriter.

Seems in many of his songs wherein he is talking about his baby, little girl(s), they're always crying.

The lyrics, "all her pretty dreams are torn" and the "eyes of one who hates just for being born."

These lyrics are a "triggering" mechanism for alter switching to darkness of the past and cause for emotional distress. Of note, as well, as I stated above, his love interests (little girls) are always crying. Repetition: crying, sad.

Other themes: Thunder, rivers, highways, Promised Land.
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