Your scrapbook's filled with pictures of all your leading men
Well baby don't put my picture in there with them
Don't make us some little girl's dream that can't ever come true
That only serves to hurt and make you cry like you do
Well baby don't do it to me and I won't do it to you

You see all the romantic movies, you dream and take the boys home
But when the action fades you're left all alone
You deserve better than this, little girl, can't you see that you do
Do you need somebody to prove it to you?
Well you prove it to me and I'll prove it to you

Now every night you go out looking for true love's satisfaction
But in the morning you end up settling for just lights, camera, action

And another cameo role with some bit player you're befriending
You're gonna go broken-hearted looking for that happy ending
Well girl you're gonna end up just another lonely ticket sold
Cryin' alone in the theater as the credits roll
You say I'll be like those other guys
Who filled your head with pretty lies
And dreams that can never come true
Well baby you be true to me
And I'll be true to you


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    General CommentIf only Bruce had put this out as a single. it's a fantastic song and so hard to find in a quality recording.
    LolaBaton November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song! It is on the b-side to the "Sherry Darling" single. Bruce played it in gothenburg on the 4th of july 2008.

    Sounds like the song is about a fuzzy relationship, the girl dreams about other men, and bruce tells her to be true, so she can get comfort.
    kuriosatempelon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is The Boss' "It Ain't Me, Babe" (Bob Dylan). Kind of saying he has been so mythologized by his fans that they impose their expectations on him.
    hajakappaon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSome songs on the new Ties That Bind: The River Collection are absolutely awesome. This is definitely one of those. It's about a working class good guy who doesn't even hope to live up to her girlfriend's movie star ideals.
    justburningon May 05, 2016   Link

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