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Bruce Springsteen – For You lyrics

Princess cards she sends me
With her regards
Oh, barroom eyes shine vacancy
To see her you gotta look hard

Wounded deep in battle
I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile
I'll stand on file
She's all I ever wanted

Oh, but you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
Honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
You wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks
You said "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks"

But they're not what I came for
And I'm sure you see that too
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But your life was one long emergency

And your cloud line urges me
And my electric surges free

Well, crawl into my ambulance
Your pulse is getting weak
Oh; reveal yourself all now to me girl
While you've got the strength to speak

Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue
With their oxygen masks
But I could give it all to you now
If only you could ask

Well and don't call for your surgeon
Even he says it's too late
It's not your lungs this time
It's your heart that holds your fate

Don't give me money, honey
I don't want it back
You and your pony face and your Union Jack
Well take your local joker and teach him how to act

I swear I was never that way
Even when I really cracked
Didn't you think I knew that?

You were born with the power of a locomotive
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
You could laugh and cry in a single sound
Oh, alright, mmm

And your strength is devastating
In the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting
When it was my turn to be the god?

You were not quite half so proud
When I found you broken on the beach
Remember how I poured salt on your tongue
And hung just out of reach

And the band they played the homecoming theme
As I caressed your cheek
Yeah, that ragged, jagged melody
She still clings to me like a leach

But that medal you wore on your chest
Always got in the way
Like a little girl with a trophy
So soft to buy her way

We were both hitchhikers
But you had your ear tuned to the roar
Of some metal-tempered engine
On an alien, distant shore

So you left to find a better reason
Than the one we were living for
And it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
It's not the way you're stretched out on the floor

Cause I've broken all your windows
And I've rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores?

And you should know that's true
I came for you, for you, I came for you,
But you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But life was one long emergency
And your cloud line urges me
And my electric surges free, wooo

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