"Atlantic City" as written by and Bap/mc Quade Kennedy....
Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they're gettin' ready
For a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do

Now there's trouble busin' in from outta state
And the D.A. can't get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade and
The gamblin' commission's hangin' on by the skin of its teeth

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man could pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

Now baby everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Now our luck may have died and out love may be cold
But with you forever I'll stay
We're goin' out where the sand's turnin' to gold
Put on your stockin's 'cause the night's getting' cold
And maybe everything dies that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back

Now I been lookin' for a job but it's hard to find
Down here it's just winners and losers
And don't get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I'm tired of comin' out on this losin' end
So honey last night I met this guy
And I'm gonna do a little favor for him

Well I guess everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Fix your hair up nice, fix yourself up pretty
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Atlantic City" as written by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commentalmost everyone is missing the point of this song.

    the story behind it is that the narrator is in trouble, weather it be debt or something else. he wants to get away and start over. when he says "i met a guy and did a favor for him", it means a hit, possibly the "chicken man'' who is a mob boss. "everything dies thats a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back" means that people might come after him to get revenge for the hit of their boss. "...meet me in atlantic city" and "two tickets on that coast city bus" means that he has a way to get away and he wants his significant other to be able to come with him so they can start over.
    blondxgurlyon April 23, 2006   Link

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