"Glory Days" as written by and Genn,antony/cocker,jarvis/banks/doyle/mackey/webber /....
I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speed ball by you
Make you look like a fool boy

Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
But all he kept talking about was

Glory days, well they'll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well there's a girl that lives up the block
Back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
And have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed

Her and her husband Bobby, well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
She says when she feels like crying
She starts laughing thinking about

Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

I think I'm going down to the well tonight
And I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days

Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well alright oo yeah
Well alright come on now
Well alright oo yeah
Well alright come on now
With you, with you, with you, with you

All right boys keep it rocking now
Keep on going, we gonna go home now
Bring it home, yeah bring it home
Alright, alright, well alright, well alright, well alright, well alright
Well alright, alright, alright, let's go

Lyrics submitted by askewchan

"Glory Days" as written by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +7
    General CommentIs it just me or is this song brilliantly depressing?
    suckmykisson March 17, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is awesome. It's a classic Springsteen song.
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdo you think he is boning the girl up the block or are the friday night drinks totally innocent?
    bongoon July 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the few good things that came out of the eighties.
    sumoon July 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of Bruce's more boppier and cheesier songs of the U.S.A album.
    But lyrically, its vintage Bruce.
    Who doesn't get sad and depressed when they look back at the best times or certain times of their lives?? I'm only 22 and get sad when I play this.
    Brilliant song.

    springsteen: the greatest
    The Magic Raton November 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've listened to this song for years now, but today on the way to work I got how sad it is. I couldn't help but to think of myself. Get me in a group with my old friends and someone (usually me, if I've had a few drinks) will bust out a yearbook or a memory and start talking about the "old days." We're not even 25 yet, so I guess rmcd0494 is right...Except we're not dicks, and we certainly weren't popular, so we didn't really have any "glory." We mainly just talk about crap we used to do: copying homework, acting stupid and just talk about silly stuff.

    The song is true though. Those who did have "glory" usually are the ones who recount story after (boring) story. And that gets old. And he's right, too...as much as you don't want to talk about your younger days, you most likely will.
    bueller84on July 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMagnificent song.

    Goes on for everybody on this damn sphere. LOL
    it should not be depressing.
    It's just bout how life goes. But told... right on that spot.
    TypO1313on December 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about reminiscing about older days, talking about how the glory days always pass by. And you'll never escape them, no matter how hard you try!
    TasChiBandGirlon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI concur with suckmykiss.
    Esenthielon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, it definitely is
    rfuree11on May 12, 2003   Link

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