Testo Incident On 57th Street – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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Testo della canzone Incident On 57th Street di BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Spanish Johnny drove in from the underworld last night
With bruised arms and broken rhythm in a beat-up old Buick
But dressed just like dynamite
He tried sellin’ his heart to the hard girls over on Easy Street
But they sighed Johnny it falls apart so easy and you know hearts these days are cheap
And the pimps swung their axes and said Johnny you’re a cheater.
Well the pimps swung their axes and said Johnny you’re a liar
And from out of the shadows came a young girl’s voice said: Johnny don’t cry
Puerto Rican Jane, oh won’t you tell me what’s your name.
I want to drive you down to the other side of town where paradise ain’t so crowded, there’ll be action goin’ down on Shanty Lane tonight
All them golden-heeled fairies in a real bitch fight
Pull .38s and kiss the girls good night

Oh good night, it’s alright Jane
Now let them black boys in to light the soul flame
We may find it out on the street tonight baby
Or we may walk until the daylight maybe

Well like a cool Romeo he made his moves, oh she looked so fine
Like a late Juliet she knew he’d never be true but then she really didn’t mind
Upstairs a band was playin’, the singer was singin’ something about goin’ home
She whispered, Spanish Johnny, you can leave me tonight but just don’t leave me alone

And Johnny cried Puerto Rican Jane, word is down the cops have found the vein
Oh them barefoot boys left their homes for the woods
Them little barefoot street boys they say homes ain’t no good
They left the corners, threw away all their switchblade knives and kissed each other good-bye

Johnny was sittin’ on the fire escape watchin’ the kids playin’ down the street
He called dow

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