For you - Bruce Springsteen

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Princess cards she sends me
with her regards;
Oh, barroom eyes shine vacancy
to see her you gotta look hard.

Wounded deep in battle,
I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
to her cheshire smile,
I'll stand on file,
she's all I ever wanted...

But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts.
Honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back.
You wouldn't even give me time to recover my tracks.
You said: "Here's you mirror, and your balls and your jacks."
But they're not what I came here for,
and I'm sure you see that too.

I came for you, for you
I came for you.
But you did not need my urgency.
I came for you, for you
I came for you.
But your life was one long emergency.
And you cloud line urges me
and my electric surges free.

Crawl into my ambulance
your pulse is getting weak.
Reveal yourself all now  to me, girl,
while you've got the strength to speak.

'Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue
with their oxygen masks.
But I could give it all to you now
if only you could ask.

And don't call for your surgeon
even he says it's too late.
It's not your lungs this time,
it's the heart that holds your fate.
Don't give me my money, honey,
I don't want it back.
You and your pony face and your union jack;
we'll take your local joker and teach him how to act.
I swear I was never that way
even when I cracked
didn't you think I knew that you were...

Born with the power of a locomotive,
able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive;
you could laugh and cry in a single sound.

And your strength is devasting
in the face of all these odds.
Remember how I kept you waiting
when it was my turn to play the god.

But you were not quite half so proud
when I found you broken on the beach.
Remember how I poured salt on your tounge
and hung just out of reach.

And the band played the homecoming theme
as I caressed you cheek.
That ragged, jagged melody
she still clings to me like a leach.

But that medal you always wore on your chest
always got in the way,
like a little girl with a trophy
so soft to buy her way.
We wear both hitchhikers but you
had your ear turned to the roar
of some metal-tempered engine
on an alien, distant shore.
So you left to find a better reason
than the one we were living for.

But it's not that nursery mouth
I came back for.
It's not the way you stretched
out on the floor.
'Cause I've broken all your windows
and I've rammed through all your doors
and who am I to ask you
to lick my  sores?
And you should know that's true...

I came for you, for you
I came for you.
But you did not need my urgency.
I came for you, for you
Yeah, I came for you.
But your life was just one long emergency.
And your cloud line urges me.
And you electric heart sets me free.

Postat av: Jazzkatt

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Postat av: sebastian

fantastisk text.
i klass med "who are you" av tom waits.

2007-02-07 @ 17:36:27
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