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Bruce Springsteen – Cadillac Ranch lyrics

Well, there she sits, buddy
Just a-gleaming in the sun
There to greet a workin’ man
When his day is done

I'm gonna pack my Pa
And I'm gonna pack my Aunt
I'm gonna take them down
To the Cadillac Ranch

Eldorado fins, baby, whitewalls and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of
Heaven here on earth

Well buddy, when I die
Throw my body in the back
Drive me to the junkyard
In my Cadillac

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Open up, your engines, let 'em roar
Tearing up the highway
Like a big old dinosaur

James Dean in that Mercury '49
Junior Johnson runnin' through
The woods of Caroline
Even Burt Reynolds in that black Trans Am
All gonna meet, down at the Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Open up, them engines, let 'em roar
Tearin’ up the highway
Like a big old dinosaur

(Guitar Solo)

Hey, little girlie, in the blue jeans so tight
Drivin' alone, through the Wisconsin night
You're my last love baby, you're my last chance
Don't let 'em take me to the Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away

(Sax Solo)

Oh, baby, c’mon
Come back, come back
Aw, baby, come back

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  • b
    Caddies ruled the road back in the day of cheap gasoline and no concern about fossil fuel. There is an actual Cadillac Ranch in Texas, where vintage Caddies are planted in the ground, trunk up. It's a well known landmark and tourist attraction. Or, metaphorically, I guess, It's where all our dreams go to die.
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  • u
    Well, james dean is dead, but junior johnson and burt reynolds are still alive. So, that blows the idea of a cemetery. But then there's that last line. "don't let 'em take me to the cadillac ranch. " so without love, you might as well be dead? I think the cadillac ranch is a state of mind. A place where you can hang with james dean, junior johnson and burt reynolds in your head.
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