"You'll Be Comin' Down" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
White roses and misty blue eyes
Red mornings and nothing but grey skies
A cup of coffee, your heart shot clean through
Jacket you bought me gone daisy grey-blue

You're smilin' now but you'll find out
They'll use you up and spit you out now
Your head's spinnin' in diamonds and clouds
But pretty soon it turns out

You'll be comin' down now baby
You'll be comin' down
What goes around it comes around and
You'll be comin' down

Easy street and quick buck and true lies
Smile's as sad as those dusky blue skies
A silver plate of pearls my golden child
It's all yours at least for a little while

You'll be fine long as your pretty face holds out
Then it's gonna get pretty cold out
Endless streams of stars shootin' by
You got your hopes on high

For a while you'll go sparkling by
Just another pretty thing on high

Like a thief on a Sunday morning
It all falls apart with no warning
Satin sky's gone candy-apple green
The crushed metal of your little fine machine

You'll be comin' down now baby
You'll be comin' down
What goes around it comes around and
You'll be comin' down

You'll be comin' down now baby
You'll be comin' down
What goes around it comes around and
You'll be comin' down


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"You'll Be Comin' Down" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentBelieve it or not this song is about Bush. And how he is gonna get his in the end 'what goes around it comes around'
    wesg01on October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree it's about Bush. Works as a song about a girl too though. Maybe one of my all-time favorite Bruce lyrics.. "You'll be fine long as your pretty face holds out..Then it's gonna get pretty cold out"
    mikromgron October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont see the bush connection. youre smilin now - This president hates washington. He never really smiled in that sense.

    I think its better correlating it to a girl or a guy he doesnt like that may be flyin high, but sooner or later he knows its going to end and he will be right back to where he was.
    gjstefanon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a sad, beautiful song. Maybe not quite so sad and more beautiful if taken as a warning.

    Hits close to home right now.
    myenemyisnearon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion this song seems to be about a girl who is full of herself because shes good looking and has alot of guys that want her but bruce is saying that eventually her looks will fade and that will change...youll be fine long as your pretty face holds out, then its gunna get pretty cold out
    j211on April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn fact they are about both.... a beautiful woman seduced by vanity and money, maybe as a model, and a young soldier eager to enlist for a signing bonus... they might even be lovers ? they both are riding high for a bit, then shot down.. the image of him in a helicopter and her in a car crash.... Bruce brilliantly weaves the lyrics about two people from different worlds together into one story and song. It's one of his great works.
    jay1121956on October 31, 2014   Link

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