When I lost you honey sometimes I think I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word
Send me something I'm afraid to lose
Lying in the heat of the night like prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine and all I want to do is hold you tight

[Chorus]
I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just want to sleep tonight again in your arms

Tonight there's fallen angels and they're waiting for us down in the street
Tonight there's calling strangers,
Hear them crying in defeat.
Let them go, let them go, let them go,
Do their dances of the dead (let'em go right ahead)
You just dry your eyes girl, and c'mon c'mon
C'mon let's go to bed, baby, baby, baby

[Chorus]

There's machines and there's fire waiting on the edge of town
They're out there for hire but baby they can't hurt us now
'Cause you've got, you've got, you've got,
You've got my love, you've got my love
Through the wind, through the rain, the snow, the wind, the rain
You've got, you've got my, my love
Heart and soul


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Caroline21

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    Song ComparisonThere is a live version of "Backstreets" where Springsteen riffs into this song, which makes me think this song was around for some time before being recorded for the "The River" in 1980 -- there's several key lines or concepts from songs here "They can't hurt us now" -- Because the Night
    "There's machines and there's fire waiting on the edge of town" -- "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
    and the entire second verse could easily fit into "Racing in the Street"
    This is the eptiome of "Springsteen Cool" :I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes/ And to taste your tender charms
    Driving all night suggests a stalking desperation, which is tempered by a gentlemanly reference to "tender charms" and a promise of a practical gift. That's why he's the boss
    mortyon November 27, 2013   Link

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