Three for the Boss

 

(lyrics iinclude titles to Bruce Springsteen songs)

 

When we were GROWING UP in the PROMISED LAND,

in safe, suburban calm

Like MY HOMETOWN Sparta New Jersey

Or THE RIVER named after Tom

 

We had a MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER

We were LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

And IT’S HARD TO BE A SAIN’T IN THE CITY

when you’re a BLINDED BY THE LIGHT JERSEY GIRL

 

DANCING IN THE DARK-NESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

We burst through that TUNNEL OF LOVE

Whether you’re going up or I’M GOING DOWN,

that push becomes a shove

We’ll catch THE SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT

so don’t SHUT OUT THE LIGHT

BECAUSE THE NIGHT has just begun

If it’s the Broadway hustle or the E-Street Shuffle

Either way, we’ll get it done.

 

 

But if INDEPENDENCE DAY comes upon us

THE LONG GOODBYE will be THE TIES THAT BIND US

‘Cause I’m LIVING PROOF if you plant the SEEDS,

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD will be a BOOK OF DREAMS

Sent down from the SOULS OF THE DEPARTED

But IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

you must always find

A REASON TO BELIEVE.

 

We’ll cruise on Bleeker

WHERE THE BANDS ARE all seekers

Spending their WAGES OF SIN

And if our TWO FACES

is ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW

Then GYPSY BIKER and JOHNNY 99 will get us in

 

Whether we leave the concrete JUNGLELAND

for THE BACKSTREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

Or go RACING IN THE STREETS of ATLANTIC CITY,

I’ll be the companion for ya

‘Cuz we’re not one, or three

but TWO HEARTS beating

as one HUNGRY HEART together bleeding

 

In a STOLEN CAR down that THUNDER ROAD

you’ll be the SOUL DRIVER.

As a STATE TROOPER chases down my VIGILANTE MAN

and your GYPSY WOMAN rider.

 

 

But if INDEPENDENCE DAY comes upon us

THE LONG GOODBYE will be THE TIES THAT BIND US

‘Cause I’m LIVING PROOF if you plant the SEEDS,

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD will be a BOOK OF DREAMS

Sent down from the SOULS OF THE DEPARTED

But IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

you must always find

A REASON TO BELIEVE.

 

Holding off the LIGHT OF DAY in the land of DEVIL’S AND DUST. 

The SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT to COVER ME

like USED CARS sprawling rust.

I’ll PROVE IT ALL NIGHT that I’m TOUGHER THAN THE REST

and we’ve got your MAGIC to top it.

I’ll SAVE MY LOVE ‘cuz we’re WORKING ON A DREAM

so when you need it, then YOU’VE GOT IT.

A COMMITMENT TO LIFE is our BRILLIANT DISGUISE

but it’s really WHAT LOVE CAN DO.

So if a WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY claims my AMERICAN SKIN,

POINT BLANK, I did it FOR YOU.

Tonight WE ARE ALIVE on a crash test made for two.

They say the REAL WORLD takes your BETTER DAYS

I say, they AIN’T GOT YOU.

 

But if INDEPENDENCE DAY comes upon us

THE LONG GOODBYE will be THE TIES THAT BIND US

‘Cause I’m LIVING PROOF if you plant the SEEDS,

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD will be a BOOK OF DREAMS

Sent down from the SOULS OF THE DEPARTED

But IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

you must always find

A REASON TO BELIEVE.