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Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita lyrics

Spread out now Rosie
Doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' Blind Man's Bluff
Is a little baby's game

You pick up a Little Dynamite
I'm gonna pick up a Little Gun
And together we're gonna go out tonight
And make that highway run

You don't have to call me lieutenant, Rosie
And I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's
Your soft, sweet, little girl's tongue
Aw, Rosie you're the one

Dynamite's in the belfry, baby, playin' with the bats
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworths
Tryin' out his attitude on all the cats

Papa's on the corner, waitin' for the bus
Mama she's home in the window, waitin' up for us
She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs

Cause you know, we ain't gonna come
Oh, I ain't here on business, baby
I'm only here for fun
And Rosie, you’re the one

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosalita, you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie
Don’t you know they're gonna be there
Ah, Sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billie
They'll be comin' up for air

We're gonna play some pool
Skip some school
Act real cool
Stay out all night
It's gonna feel alright

So, Rosie, come out tonight
Oh, Baby, come out tonight

Windows are for cheaters
Chimneys for the poor
Oh, closets are for hangers
Winners use the door
So, use it, Rosie
That’s what it’s there for

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosalita, you're my stone desire

(Musical Interlude)

Now, I know your mama she don't like me
Cause I play in a rock and roll band
And I know your daddy, he don't dig me
But he never did understand

Your Papa lowered the boom
He locked you in your room

I'm comin' to lend a hand
I'm comin' to liberate you
Confiscate you
I want to be your man

Someday we'll look back on this
And it will all seem funny

But now you're sad
Your mama's mad
And your papa says he knows
That I don't have any money
Oh, your Papa says he knows
That I don’t have any money
Oh, so your Daddy says he knows
That, I don’t have any money

Well, tell him this is last chance
To get his daughter in a fine romance
Because a record company, Rosie
Just gave me a big advance

And my tires were slashed
And I almost crashed
But the lord had mercy
Well, my machine she's a dud
Out stuck in the mud
Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

Well, hold on tight
Stay up all night
Cause Rosie, I'm comin' on strong

By the time we meet the morning light
I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in southern California
Down San Diego way

There's a little cafe
Where they play guitars all night and all day
You can hear them in the back room strummin'
So hold tight baby
Cause don't you know daddy's comin'
Aw, that’s right, so

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita come sit by my fire
I just want to be the love of your life
Rosalita, you're my stone desire
Aw, yeah
Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah…….

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