lifeblood: songs: lyrics: born to run


(as performed solo by emily saliers on the 2019 release of the bruce springsteen tribute "born to uke")

in the day we sweat it out on the streets
of a runaway american dream
at night we ride through mansions of glory
suicide machines
sprung from cages out on highway 9
chrome wheeled fuel injected
steppin out over the line
ooo
baby this town rips the bones from your back
it's a death trap
it's a suicide rap
we gotta get out while we're young
cause tramps like us
baby we were born to run

wendy let me in i wanna be your friend
i wanna guard your dreams and your visions
just wrap your legs round these velvet rims
strap your hands cross my engines
together we could break this trap
we'll run til we drop
baby we'll never go back
ooo
will you walk with me out on the wire
cause baby i'm just a scared and lonely rider
i gotta find out how it feels
i wanna know if love is wild
girl i wanna know if love is real

beyond the palace hemi powered drones
scream down the boulevard
girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
and the boys try to look so hard
the amusement park rises bold and stark
kids are huddled on the beach in the mist
i wanna die with you wendy on the streets tonight
in an everlasting kiss

the highway's jammed with broken heroes
on a last chance power drive
everyone's out on the run tonight
but there's no place left to hide
together wendy we'll live with the sadness
i'll love you with all the madness in my soul
ooo
someday girl i don't know when
we're gonna get to that place
where we really wanna go
and we'll walk in the sun
but til then tramps like us
baby we were born to run
tramps like us
baby we were born to run
wendy tramps like us
baby we were born to run
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words and music by bruce springsteen


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