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Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City lyrics

Well, they blew up the chicken man in philly last night
Now, they blew up his house, too
Down on the boardwalk they're gettin ready for a fight
Gonna see what them racket boys can do

Now, there's trouble bustin in from outta state
And the D. A. Can't get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
And the gamblin commissions hangin on by the skin of his teeth

Well now, evrything dies, baby, that's a fact
But maybe evrything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in atlantic city

Well, I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay
So I drew what I had from the central trust
And I bought us two tickets on that coast city bus

Now, baby, evrything dies, honey, that's a fact...

Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold
But with you forever I'll stay
Were goin out where the sands turnin to gold
Put on your stockins baby, 'cause the nights getting cold
And maybe evrything dies, baby, that's a fact
But maybe evrything that dies someday comes back

Now, I been lookin for a job, but it's hard to find
Down here it's just winners and losers and don't
Get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well, I'm tired of comin out on the losin end
So, honey, last night I met this guy and I'm gonna
Do a little favor for him

Well, I guess everything dies, baby, that's a fact...

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    Yes that is the 29 cutter I have plans to. Have you ever read larry pardey's book on buldiing their new boat talisin? He is a very good craftsman boat builder, many good ideas they have on their boat, I will be buldiing mine much the same way, as they say keep it simple and go now I have the same problem you have about finding the lead for the keel, at least finding it cheap may not be so easy. My boat will have 6350 pounds of lead ballast. You guys might like the interior layout of the pardey's boat, they have gravity feed water, oil lamps, simple navigation and no engine. I am looking forward to buldiing my boat much the same way, it will get me underway faster and less maintanance on extra stuff. Good luck on the planking james.
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