Well, I had the carburetor, baby, cleaned and checked with her line blown out she's hummin' like a turbojet
Propped her up in the backyard on concrete blocks for a new clutch plate and a new set of shocks
Took her down to the carwash, check the plugs and points
Well, I'm goin' out tonight. I'm gonna rock that joint

Early north Jersey industrial skyline I'm a all-set cobra jet creepin' through the nighttime
Gotta find a gas station, gotta find a payphone this turnpike sure is spooky at night when you're all alone
Gotta hit the gas, baby. I'm running late, this New Jersey in the mornin' like a lunar landscape

Now, the boss don't dig me, so he put me on the nightshift
It's an all night run to get back to where my baby lives
In the wee wee hours your mind gets hazy radio relay towers, won't you lead me to my baby?
Underneath the overpass, trooper hits his party light switch
Goodnight good luck one two power shift

I met Wanda when she was employed behind the counter at route 60 Bob's Big Boy Fried Chicken on the front seat, she's sittin' in my lap
We're wipin' our fingers on a Texaco roadmap
I remember Wanda up on scrap metal hill with them big brown eyes that make your heart stand still

Well, at five a.m., oil pressure's sinkin' fast
I make a pit stop, wipe the windshield, check the gas
Gotta call my baby on the telephone
Let her know that her daddy's comin' on home
Sit tight, little mama, I'm comin' 'round I got three more hours, but I'm coverin' ground

Your eyes get itchy in the wee wee hours sun's just a red ball risin' over them refinery towers
Radio's jammed up with gospel stations lost souls callin' long distance salvation
Hey, mister deejay, woncha hear my last prayer hey, ho, rock'n'roll, deliver me from nowhere

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    General CommentNebraska is one of those loved and respected albums but that does not mean is one you will listen to frequently, well at least for me that's how it works, I'll only listen to State Trooper when I'm on the road, I remember once I'd got nightmares for Nebraska and State Trooper the very same night!!!

    'Deliver me from nowhere' is one of the best lines ever written in rock music, and of course it'll give you chills, I'm speaking for myself, but this line had already had a true meaning in my life: Bruce´s music had delivered me from nowhere.

    I'm a 'new' Bruce's fan also but I heard someone said time ago that the main characters on OAN actually could be the same ones of Nebraska. In OAN they will be having some fun before or even after they comitted the crimes, just another interpretation, but what I really like about Nebraska is that you can actually link the stories and the characters, magnificent idea from Thesmellyone, to connect both OAN and ST characters on the turnpike!!!
    AvilaMJon March 01, 2013   Link

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