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Backstreets Lyrics

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born To Run

One soft infested summer, me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton's Wing
Where desperate lovers park, we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars, waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night they set us loose of everything
To go running on the backstreets
Running on the backstreets
Terry, you swore we'd live forever
Taking it on them backstreets together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where famous dancers scraped the tears up off the street, dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad, some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear the whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us, blame it on the truth that ran us down
You can blame it all on me, Terry, it don't matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight, there was nothing to say
But I hated him, and I hated you when you went away

Laying here in the dark, you're like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry, we'd go see
Trying to learn to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
And after all this time, to find we're just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Where we swore forever friends
On the backstreets until the end

Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Comments/Interpretations
by Anthony Matteo on 10/29/2008 7:06pm
The greatest of many great, great songs of The Boss.
by Matías. on 3/19/2009 1:48am
hell of a song.
by Jamie on 4/5/2009 7:25am
AMAZING SONG especially when played loud!!
by Mary on 9/30/2009 8:34pm
Springsteen's magnum opus. A masterpiece. Can they play it at my funeral?
by Bernadette on 10/4/2009 2:56pm
This song makes me cry...hits home of a love I had that was "so hard and filled with defeat"...but I swore forever friends..
by coco on 2/3/2010 5:58am
one of my favourits songs of springsteen..the roy bittan's piano is so magic!
by george on 6/12/2010 7:09am
Damn good song
by Meghan on 7/31/2010 10:49am
Epic song from an epic album!!! Never gets old. Still gives me chills!
by Matt on 4/18/2011 3:23pm
Shivers down my spine...
by Terry on 8/28/2011 6:29pm
Greatest Song Ever!!!
by Arleij on 2/25/2012 1:36am
This song releases pain and gives me strength like nothing else.
by Jon on 6/22/2012 7:36pm
Woowww. Thnx Bruce. G-r-e-a-t-e-s-t
Forty years burnin' down the road and chilling my skin
by John Kim on 7/19/2012 6:13pm
Bruce has a powerful voice!!!
by Arlen on 9/5/2012 6:46pm
Best chronicle of gay love ever!
by Andy on 11/1/2012 7:12pm
Great song.


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