"Moonlight Motel" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
There's a place on a blank stretch of road where
Nobody travels and nobody goes and the Deskman says these days 'round here
Two young folks could probably up and disappear into
Rustlin' sheets, a sleepy corner room
Into the musty smell
Of wilted flowers and
Lazy afternoon hours
At the Moonlight Motel

Now the pool's filled with empty, eight-foot deep
Got dandelions growin' up through the cracks in the concrete
Chain-link fence half-rusted away
Got a sign says "Children be careful how you play"
Your lipstick taste and your whispered secret I promised I'd never tell
A half-drunk beer and your breath in my ear
At the Moonlight Motel

Well then it's bills and kids and kids and bills and the ringing of the bell
Across the valley floor through the dusty screen door
Of the Moonlight Motel

Last night I dreamed of you, my lover
And the wind blew through the window and blew off the covers
Of my lonely bed, I woke to something you said
That it's better to have loved, yeah it's better to have loved
As I drove, there was a chill in the breeze
And leaves tumbled from the sky and fell
Onto a road so black as I backtracked
To the Moonlight Motel

She was boarded up and gone like an old summer song
Nothing but an empty shell
I pulled in and stopped into my old spot

I pulled a bottle of Jack out of a paper bag
Poured one for me and one for you as well
Then it was one more shot poured out onto the parking lot
To the Moonlight Motel


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"Moonlight Motel" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentI think we now know the name of a motel located five-days drive down Thunder Road. The Moonlight. And folks, after all these years, I think we have lost Mary. Bless her soul for climbing in. Maybe the ride wasn’t free but it sounds like it was worth it!
    I may have just found my second favorite Springsteen song.
    bauchtmon June 16, 2019   Link

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