I'm driving a big lazy car rushin' up the highway in the dark
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's tremblin' over my heart
It's pounding baby like it's gonna bust right on through
And it ain't gonna stop till I'm alone again with you

A friend of mine became a father last night
When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
Of the skies and the rivers the timberwolf in the pines
And that great jukebox out on Route 39
They say he travels fastest who travels alone
But tonight I miss my girl mister tonight I miss my home

Is it the sound of the leaves
Left blown by the wayside
That's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
Is it the cry of the river
With the moonlight shining through
That ain't what scares me baby
What scares me is losing you

They say if you die in your dreams you really die in your bed
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
And God's light came shinin' on through
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
It wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
It wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
It wasn't the wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
No no baby it was you
So hold me close honey say you're forever mine
And tell me you'll be my lonely valentine

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"Valentine's Day" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentBe my "lonely valentine" - perhaps asking his lady love, who he fears to lose, to be faithful while he is away. Springsteen likely wrote this either while he was on the road or musing about his loneliness while away from the woman he loves. Perhaps it was in this moment he realised how important and precious the love of this one woman is to him. So why does he fear losing the love of his chosen woman? Let's face it, a guy like Bruce doesn't lose women to a male rival. Perhaps he fears he will somehow ruin the relationship by succumbing to the temptation of so many suitable people (women) willing to assuage his loneliness on the road. In any case, this is a guy who is far away from the woman he has devoted himself to, and he feels deeply vulnerable about it - about how fragile such a love can seem from such a far distance.
    tom1015769on November 23, 2016   Link

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