Sunday, November 3, 2013

57th Street

new York city
(Bruce Springsteen - Incident on 57th Street)
Johnny was sittin' on the fire escape
 watchin' the kids playin' down the
He called down,
"Hey little heroes, summer's long
 but I guess it ain't very sweet around here anymore,
Janey sleeps in sheets damp with sweat,
 Johnny sits up alone and watches her dream on,
dream on,
And the sister prays for lost souls
then breaks down in the chapel
 after everyone's gone.
Jane moves over to share her pillow
 but opens her eyes to see Johnny up and putting his clothes on,
She says,
"Those romantic young boys,
all they ever want to do is fight,
Those romantic young boys,
 they're callin' through the window:
Spanish Johnny,
 you want to make a little easy money tonight?"

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