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    "Thunder Road" Lyrics

    The Smithereens feat. Greg Kihn

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    The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
    Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
    Hey, that's me and I want you only
    Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again
    Don't run back inside, darling, you know just what I'm here for
    So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore
    Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
    You ain't a beauty but, hey, you're alright
    Oh, and that's alright with me

    You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
    Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
    Waste your summer praying in vain
    For a savior to rise from these streets
    Well now, I ain't no hero, that's understood
    All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
    With a chance to make it good somehow
    Hey, what else can we do now?
    Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
    Well, the night's busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere
    We got one last chance to make it real
    To trade in these wings on some wheels
    Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks

    Oh oh, come take my hand
    We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
    Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
    Oh, Thunder Road, oh, Thunder Road
    Lying out there like a killer in the sun
    Hey, I know it's late, we can make it if we run
    Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
    Sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road

    Well, I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
    And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
    From your front porch to my front seat
    The door's open but the ride ain't free
    And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
    But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken

    There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
    They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets
    They scream your name at night in the street
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
    And in the lonely cool before dawn
    You hear their engines rolling on
    But when you get to the porch, they're gone on the wind
    So Mary, climb in
    It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing.
    Written by Bruce Springsteen.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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