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Bruce Springsteen – 4th Of July, Asbury Park lyrics

Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stony faces
Left stranded on this warm July

Down in town, the circuit's full of switchblade lovers
So fast, so shiny, so sharp
As the wizards play down on Pinball Way
On the boardwalk way past dark

And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open
Like Latin lovers on the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York virgins by the score

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is risin' behind us
This pier lights, our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight for I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy girl
My, my baby

Now, the greasers, ah, they tramp the streets or get busted
For sleepin’ on the beach all night
Them boys in their high heels
Ah, Sandy their skins are so white

And me, I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades
Bangin’ them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk
Where they all promise to unsnap their jeans

And ya know, that Tilt-a-Whirl down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And they kept me spinnin', babe
They didn't think I'd ever get off

Oh, Sandy the aurora is rising behind us
Those pier lights, our carnival life on the water
Runnin', laughin’, ‘neath the boardwalk, ah, with the boss's daughter
I remember Sandy girl
Na, na, na, na, na, baby

Sandy, that waitress I was seein’, lost her desire for me
I spoke with her last night; she said she won't set
Herself on fire for me anymore

She worked that joint under the boardwalk
She was always the girl you saw boppin’ down the beach with the radio
The kids say last night she was dressed like a star
In one of them cheap little seaside bars
And I saw her parked with Loverboy out on the Kokomo

Did ya hear, the cops finally busted Madam Marie
For tellin’ fortunes better than they do
For me this boardwalk life’s through, babe
Ya oughta quit this scene too

Sandy, the aurora's rising behind us
This pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight and I promise I'll love you, forever

Oh, I mean it, Sandy, girl
My, my, my, my baby
Yeah, promise Sandy, girl
Sha, la, la, la, la, baby

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