"4th of July" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stony faces left stranded on this fourth of July
Down in town the circuit's full of switchblade lovers so fast, so shiny, so sharp
As the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers on the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York virgins by the score

And Sandy, the aurora is risin' behind us
This pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh love me tonight for I may never see you again
Hey Sandy girl

My, my baby
Now the greasers, ah they tramp the streets or get busted for sleeping on the beach all night
Them boys in their high heels ah Sandy their skins are so white
And me I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades bangin' them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they all promise to unsnap their jeans
And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And they kept me spinnin' I didn't think I'd ever get off

Oh Sandy, the aurora is risin' behind us
This pier lights our carnival life on the water
laughin' 'neath the boardwalk, ah, with the boss's daughter
I remember Sandy girl, na, na, na, na, na baby

Sandy that waitress I was seeing lost her desire for me
I spoke with her last night, she said she won't set herself on fire for me anymore
She worked that joint under the boardwalk, she was always the girl you saw boppin' down the beach with the radio
The kids say last night she was dressed like a star in one of them cheap little seaside bars
And I saw her parked with lover boy out on the Kokomo
Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
For me this boardwalk life is through, babe
You ought to quit this scene too

Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
This pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight and I promise I'll love you forever
Oh, I mean it, Sandy, girl
My, my, my, my, my baby
Yeah, I promise, Sandy, girl
Sha, la, la, la, la, baby


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"4th of July, Asbury Park" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General Commentsome corrections:

    The title is actually "Sandy (Fourth of July, Asbury Park )"

    In curious, it is "This pier lights..." instead of "The Pier lights"

    First stanza:

    "Forcing a light into all them stony faces left stranded on this warm July."

    "And the boys from the casino dance like with shirts open like Latin lovers on the shore, chasing all them silly New York virgins, trying to score"

    second stanza
    "I got on it last night and my shirt got caught, man it kept me spinning, didn't think I'd ever get off."

    "Running, laughing, 'neath the boardwalk, ah with the bosses daughter"

    third stanza:
    "Sandy, that waitress I was seeing lost her desire for me. I spoke to her last night - she said she won't said herself on fire for me anymore. She worked at that joint under the boardwalk she was always the girl you saw boppin down the beach with the radio. The kids say last night she was dressed like a star in one of those cheap little seaside bars and I saw her parked with loverboy out on the Kokomo.
    Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie for telling fortunes better than they do? For me this boardwalks life's through, babe. You ought to quit this scene too."
    cbaccion July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there's only one comment on this song... This is the original Bruce, full of passion and feeling... I love this song so much.

    I LOVE listening to this on a rainy day...
    Mord69on January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcbacci, the title of the song is "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)".
    wwbon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are of a live version, not the studio version - so that's why there's the difference with the Angels/waitress I was seeing line etc. The version I think it's using is the Hammersmith Apollo '75 version.
    eclecticjoeon February 02, 2011   Link

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