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Bruce Springsteen – Racing In The Street lyrics

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money got no strings attached
We shut 'em up and then we shut 'em down
Tonight tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow 'em off in my first heat
Summer's here and the time is right
We're goin' racin' in the street
We take all the action we can meet
And we cover all the northeast state
When the strip shuts down we run 'em in the street
From the fire roads to the interstate

Some guys they just give up living
And start dying little by little piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up
Then go racin' in the street
Tonight tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow 'em all out of their seats
Calling out around the world
We're going racin' in the street
I met her on the strip three years ago
In a Camaro with this dude from L. A.
I blew that Camaro off my back and drove that little girl away
But now there's wrinkles around my baby's eyes
And she cries herself to sleep at night
When I come home the house is dark
She sighs "Baby did you make it all right"
She sits on the porch of her daddy's house
But all her pretty dreams are torn
She stares off alone into the night

With the eyes of one who hates for just being born
For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me we're gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands
Tonight tonight the highway's bright
Out of our way mister you best keep
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
We're goin' racin' in the street

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    Bonnie Commanda
    I been thinking about that old car of mine 1969 Pontiac Acadian. God Sonny put a 327 Corvette engine and a 4 speed in there and I was so empowered I felt like I was untouchable. (I think challenger's got tired of losing) wow! Know better feeling than having major hp under your control maybe that's the reason they took my f*****g engine away (that's probably y I can tell my story today) for very action there is a reaction. I still a hard-ass that likes speed but will always be remember me and my friend that I will call Sonny. Omg Sonny & my Dad saved my life. But if only they knew what I had /have to endure they would have felt me and my 69 alone. I have had a job position change and no longer working with adolescents and / or young adults I wish I could inspire younger people of the do's and don'ts and right and wrong's. Please youngsters if you want more info or even to chat I hope you ask a person who has been exactly where you are and I have moved forward.
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