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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    My InterpretationThis song, written by Bruce Springsteen for The River albulm, is one of the best songs written about losing a loved one. This is how I interperate this song which I find very moving. Glen Hansard does a very good cover, especially when he performed it on Late Night with David Letterman.


    The first verse establishes that he is suffering from a loss of a loved one. Living through the agony and the pain and wishing for more time.

    The chorus is brillant. It simply states he would drive all night to do a simple task, just to have the privlage of sharing time with her.

    The second verse is the most interesting and coded verse. As I see it, his loved one pays him a visit, but she is sad because she knows it's temporary. The fallen angles are searching for her to return and he desparetly begs her to not to go to them. When Bruce plays this part live, I feel in his desparation.

    The 3rd verse carries on the point that she is being hunted so she can be returned to the other world. But he is insistant she cant be hurt by them because of how much he cares for her.
    TadPon October 24, 2014   Link

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