1. Thunder Road
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written by bruce springsteen


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
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 savior to rise from these streets
now i'm no hero, that's understood
all the redemption i can offer is beneath this dirty hood
with a chance to make it good somehow
what else can we do now
except roll down the windows and let the wind blow back your hair
yeah this night's busted open, these two lanes will take us anywhere
we got one last chance to make it real
to trade in these wings on some wheels
so climb in back, heaven's waiting down on the tracks

oh oh come take my hand
we're riding out tonight to case the promised land
oh oh oh thunder road, oh thunder road
it's lying out there like a killer in the sun
i know it's late, we can make it if we run
oh oh 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 is open but the ride it ain't free
and i know you're lonely for words that i ain't spoken
but tonight we'll be free, all the promises will be broken
there are 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 streets
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
this town's full of losing and i'm pulling out of here to win