Bruce Springsteen
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  RED HEADED WOMAN
Well, brunnetes are fine man
And blondes are fun
But when it comes to getting a dirty job done
Itl takes a red headed woman
A red headed woman
To get a dirty job done 
Well listen up stud
Your life's been wasted
Till you got down on your knees and tasted
A red headed woman
A red headed woman
It takes a red headed woman to get a dirty job done

Tight skirt, strawberry hair
Tell me what you got, baby, waiting under there
Big green eyes that look like, son,
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done

Well I don't know how many girls you've dated, man
But you ain't lived till you had your tires rotated
By a red headed woman
A red headed woman

It takes a red headed woman
To get a dirty job done

  BETTER DAYS
Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickiní away
Yeah just sittiní around waitiní for my life to begin
While it was all just slippiní away
Iím tired of waitiní for tomorrow to come
Or that train to come roariní íround the bend
I got a new suit of clothes a pretty red rose
And a woman I can call my friend 
These are better days baby
Yeah thereís better days shining through
These are better days baby
Better days with a girl like you

Well I took a piss at fortuneís sweet kiss
Itís like eatiní caviar and dirt
Itís sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor manís shirt
Now my ass was dragginí when from a passiní gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight Iím layiní in your arms carviní lucky charms
Out of these hard luck bones

These are better days baby
These are better days itís true
These are better days
Thereís better days shining through

Now a life of leisure and a pirateís treasure
Donít make much for tragedy
But itís a sad man my friend whoís liviní in his own skin
And canít stand the company
Every foolís got a reason for feeliní sorry for himself
And turning his heart to stone
Tonight this foolís halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like Iím cominí home

These are better days baby
Thereís better days shining through
These are better days
Better days with a girl like you

These are better days baby
These are better days itís true
These are better days
Better days are shining through

  ATLANTIC CITY
Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now, they blew up his house, too
Down on the boardwalk they're gettin' ready for a fight
Gonna see what them racket boys can do 
Now, there's trouble bustin' in from outta state
And the D.A. can't get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
And the gamblin' commission's hangin' on by the skin of his teeth

(chorus)
Well now, ev'rything dies, baby, that's a fact
But maybe ev'rything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well, I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay 
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

(chorus)

Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold
But with you forever I'll stay
We're goin' out where the sand's turnin' to gold
Put on your stockin's baby, `cause the night's getting cold
And maybe ev'rything dies, baby, that's a fact
But maybe ev'rything that dies someday comes back

Now, I been lookin' for a job, but it's hard to find
Down here it's just winners and losers and don't
get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well, I'm tired of comin' out on the losin' end
So, honey, last night I met this guy and I'm gonna 
do a little favor for him

(chorus)

  DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
They're still racing out at the Trestles
But that blood it never burned in her veins
Now I hear she's got a house up in Fairview
And a style she's trying to maintain
Well if she wants to see me
You can tell her that I'm easily found
Tell her there's a spot out `neath Abram's Bridge
And tell her there's a darkness on the edge of town
Everybody's got a secret Sonny
Something that they just can't face
Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
They carry it with them every step that they take
Till some day they just cut it loose
Cut it loose or let it drag `em down
Where no one asks any questions
Or looks too long in your face
In the darkness on the edge of town

Some folks are born into a good life
Other folks get it anyway anyhow
I lost my money and I lost my wife
Them things don't seem to matter much to me now
Tonight I'll be on that hill `cause I can't stop
I'll be on that hill with everything I got
Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost
I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost
For wanting things that can only be found
In the darkness on the edge of town

  MAN'S JOB
Well you can go out with him 
Play with all of his toys 
But takiní care of you darliní 
Ainít for one of the boys 
Oh thereís somethiní in your soul 
That heís gonna rob 
And loviní you baby loviní you darliní 
Loviní you woman is a manís manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job baby 
Loviní youís a manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job baby 
Loviní youís a manís job 

Well now his kisses may thrill 
Those other girls that he likes 
But when it comes to treatiní 
A real woman right 
Well all of his tricks 
No they wonít be enough 
íCause loviní you baby loviní you woman 
Loviní you darliní is a manís manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job baby 
Loviní youís a manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job baby 
Loviní youís a manís job 

Youíre danciní with him heís holding you tight 
Iím standing here waitiní to catch your eye 
Your handís on his neck as the music sways 
All my illusions slip away 

Now if youíre lookiní for a hero 
Someone to save the day 
Well darliní my feet 
Theyíre made of clay 
But Iíve got somethiní in my soul 
And I wanna give it up 
But gettiní up the nerve 
Gettiní up the nerve 
Gettiní up the nerve is a manís manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job baby 
Loviní youís a manís job 
Loviní youís a manís job woman 
Loviní youís a manís job

  HUMAN TOUCH
You and me we were the pretenders 
We let it all slip away 
In the end what donít surrender 
Well the world just strips away 

Girl ainít no kindness in the face of strangers 
Ainít gonna find no miracles here 
Well you can wait on your blessings my darliní 
But I got a deal for you right here 

I ainít lookiní for prayers or pity 
I ainít cominí íround searchiní for a crutch 
I just want someone to talk to 
And a little of that human touch 
Just a little of that human touch 

Ainít no mercy on the streets of this town 
Ainít no bread from heavenly skies 
Ainít nobody drawiní wine from this blood 
Itís just you and me tonight 

Tell me in a world without pity 
Do you think what Iím askinís too much ? 
I just want something to hold on to 
And a little of that human touch 
Just a little of that human touch 

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize 
Well it comes with a hard hard price 
You canít shut off the risk and the pain 
Without losiní the love that remains 
Weíre all riders on this train 

So you been broken and you been hurt 
Show me somebody who ainít 
Yeah I know I ainít nobodyís bargain 
But hell a little touchup 
And a litte paint... 

You might need somethiní to hold on to 
When all the answers they donít amount to much 
Somebody that you can just talk to 
And a little of that human touch 

Baby in a world without pity 
Do you think what Iím askinís too much ? 
I just want to feel you in my arms 
And share a little of that human touch...

  LUCKY TOWN
House got too crowded clothes got too tight
And I donít know just where Iím going tonight
Out where the skyís been cleared by a good hard rain
Thereís somebody calliní my secret name 
Iím going down to Lucky Town
Going down to Lucky Town
I wanna lose these blues Iíve found
Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town

Had a coat of fine leather and snakeskin boots
But that coat always had a thread hanginí to loose
Well I pulled it one night and to my surprise
It led me right past your house and on over the rise

Iím going down to Lucky Town
Down to Lucky Town
Iím gonna lose these blues Iíve found
Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town

I had some victory that was just failure in deceit
Now the jokeís cominí up through the soles of my feet
I been a long time walking on fortuneís cane
Tonight Iím sleepiní lightly and feeliní no pain

Well hereís to your good looks baby now hereís to my health
Hereís to the loaded places that we take ourselves
When it comes to luck you make your own
Tonight I got to dirt on my hands but Iím building me a new home

Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town
Iím gonna lose these blues Iíve found
Down in Lucky Town

  I WISH I WERE BLIND
I love to see the cottonwood blossom 
In the early spring 
I love to see the message of love 
That the bluebird brings 
But when I see you walkiní with him 
Down along the strand 
I wish I were blind 
When I see you with your man 

I love to see your hair shining 
In the long summerís light 
I love to watch the stars fill the sky 
On a summer night 
The music plays you take his hand 
I watch how you touch him as you start to dance 
And I wish I were blind 
When I see you with your man 

We struggle here but all our loveís in vain 
Oh these eyes that once filled me with your beauty 
Now fill me with pain 
And the light that once entered here 
Is banished from me 
And this darkness is all baby that my heart sees 

And though this world is filled 
With the grace and beauty of Godís hand 
Oh I wish I were blind 
When I see you with your man

  THUNDER ROAD
The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
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 saviour to rise from these streets
Well now I'm 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
This 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 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 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 it ain't free
And I know you're lonely and there's 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 roaring 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 and I'm pulling out of here to win.

  LIGHT OF DAY
Well I've been out of the woods for six days and nights now
I'm a little hot wired and I'm feeling alright now
I got some money in my pocket and I won't need a ride now
I got a big cherry car and my baby by my side now
(alt. I gtta make it down to Galveston by Saturday night)

Well I'm a little hot-wired but I'm feeling ok
And I got a little lost along the way
And I'm just around the corner
From the light of day
Just around the corner
From the light of day 

Well driving 500 miles got 100 to go, yeah
I've got rock and roll music on the radio
I've got a brother on the rig who's from the Gulf Coast
He said the girls down there are really the most

Well I got thrown out of work on the Kokomo
Don't ask me what I'm doing cause I don't know
I hope he wasn't joking when he wrote me that letter
Things can't get worse so they got to get better

  IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
We said we'd walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we're walkin a hand should slip free
I'll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me
We swore we'd travel darlin' side by side
We'd help each other stay in stride
But each lover's steps fall so differently
But I'll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me
Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
And I'll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me
Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There 'neath the oak's bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees

I'll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me
Darlin' I'll wait for you
Should I fall behind
Wait for me

  LIVING PROOF
Well now on a summer night in a dusky room
Come a little piece of the Lordís undying light
Crying like he swallowed the fiery moon
In his motherís arms it was all the beauty I could take
Like the missing words to some prayer that I could never make
In a world so hard and dirty so fouled and confused
Searching for a little bit of Godís mercy
I found living proof 
I put my heart and soul I put íem high upon a shelf
Right next to the faith the faith that Iíd lost in myself
I went down into the desert city
Just tryiní so hard to shed my skin
I crawled deep into some kind of darkness
Lookiní to burn out every trace of who Iíd been
You do some sad sad things baby
When itís you youíre tryiní to lose
You do some sad and hurtful things
Iíve seen living proof

You shot through my anger and rage
To show me my prison was just an open cage
There were no keys no guards
Just one frightened man and some old shadows for bars

Well now all thatís sure on the boulevard
Is that life is just a house of cards
As fragile as each and every breath
Of this boy sleepiní in our bed
Tonight letís lie beneath the eaves
Just a close band of happy thieves
And when that train comes weíll get on board
And steal what we can from the treasures treasures of the Lord
Itís been a long long drought baby
Tonight the rainís pouriní down on our roof
Looking for a little bit of Godís mercy
I found living proof

  MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD
Well I sought gold and diamond rings
My own drug to ease the pain that living brings
Walked from the mountain to the valley floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
>From a house on a hill a sacred light shines
I walk through these rooms but none of them are mine
Down empty hallways I went from door to door
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Well your hair shone in the sun
I was so high I was the lucky one
Then I came crashing down like a drunk on a barroom floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Tonight I can feel the cold wind at my back
I'm flyin' high over gray fields my feathers long and black
Down along the river's silent edge I soar
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward