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STRAIGHT TIME Lyrics

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Ghost Of Tom Joad

Got out of prison back in '86 and I found a wife
Walked the clean and narrowJust tryin' to stay out and stay alive
Got a job at the rendering plant, it ain't gonna make me rich
In the darkness before dinner comes
Sometimes I can feel the itch
I got a cold mind to go tripping across that thin line
I'm sick of doin' straight time
My uncle's at the evenin' table, makes his living runnin' hot cars
Slips me a hundred dollar bill says
"Charlie you best remember who your friends are.
"Got a cold mind to go trippin' 'cross that thin line
I ain't makin' straight time
Eight years in it feels like you're gonna die
But you get used to anything
Sooner or later it just becomes your life
Kitchen floor in the evening tossin' my little babies high
Mary's smiling but she's watching me out of the corner of her eye
Seems you can't get any more than half free
I step out onto the front porch and suck the cold air deep inside of me
Got a cold mind to go trippin' 'cross that thin line
I'm sick of doin' straight time
In the basement huntin' gun and a hacksaw
Sip a beer and thirteen inches of barrel drop to the floor
Come home in the evening, can't get the smell from my hands
Lay my head down on the pillow
And go driftin' off into foreign lands
Comments/Interpretations
by caca on 2/24/2009 12:56pm
this song is dumb
by Kevin Chann on 2/24/2009 4:25pm
this guy is freaken crazy
by Nick on 8/21/2012 12:08am
This song kicks ass. These other two fags wouldnt know what the fuck a good song was if it slapped em in the face. Get a clue before u talk shit bout somethin u dont know a fuckn thing about. Fuckheads
by maria on 2/20/2013 5:23pm
I LOVE IT
by wayne on 2/23/2014 9:47am
Its a good song, Bruce's acoustic story lined songs are some of his best


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