I met a little girl and I settled down
In a little house out on the edge of town
We got married, and swore we'd never part
Then little by little we drifted from each other's heart

At first I thought it was just restlessness
That would fade as time went by and our love grew deep
In the end it was something more I guess
That tore us apart and made us weep

And I'm driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her feel one hundred years old

And I'm driving a stolen car
On a pitch black night
And I'm telling myself I'm gonna be alright
But I ride by night and I travel in fear
That in this darkness I will disappear

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    General CommentNo one empathizes more with the down and outer than Springsteen. Here we have a guy who married his sweetheart but as Bruce knows, real life doesn't have happy endings. They are not as close as they were, they have been driven apart from each other, and in an act of deperation, he steals a car. Desperate people do desperate things. Is he hoping this act will bring his love back to him? And the final line in the song, is he contemplating suicide? A truly sad song, yet it rings true in the real world.
    rmcd0494on August 26, 2007   Link

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