I met a girl and we ran away
I swore I'd make her happy every day
And how I made her cry
Two faces have I

Sometimes mister I feel sunny and wild
Lord I love to see my baby smile
Then dark clouds come rolling by
Two faces have I

One that laughs one that cries
One says hello one says goodbye
One does things I don't understand
Makes me feel like half a man

At night I get down on my knees and pray
Our love will make that other man go away
But he'll never say goodbye
Two faces have I

Last night as I kissed you 'neath the willow tree
He swore he'd take your love away from me
He said our life was just a lie
And two faces have I
Well go ahead and let him try

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite bruce springsteen songs. It's simple but I think that makes it very beautiful and recognizable.
    shorty88on March 24, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationAt the time of this album's release he had been very briefly married to a woman from Oregonite Julliene Phillips when he had an affair with a band member. As a man with an insightful moral voice who was approaching the time in life when locked internal doors begin to open and the dark hidden self demands to be dealt with.

    These are ideas that are best understood by metaphor, and Bruce is a master of it. Hit about 35 or 40 and find a copy of "Little Book on the Human Shadow" by Robert Bly and be forever changed!
    eppurseon February 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationBruce has dealt with depression issues and this song is a description of the way in which depression can sneak up on him and change his outlook on life's offerings, in this case a relationship. It seems closely descriptive of the effects of bi-polar or manic-depressive episodes. I love that he closes the song with defiance; that the evil of the disorder will not win out.
    pbutler84on March 06, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti love this song but dont really understand it=/
    laaaalaaalaaon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is kind of song Harvey Dent would sing
    bank_roberton September 16, 2018   Link

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