Bruce Springsteen — The Promised Land lyrics

On a rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert
I pick up my money and head back into town
Driving cross the Waynesboro county line
I got the radio on and I'm just killin’ time

Working all day in my daddy's garage
Driving all night chasing some mirage
Pretty soon little girl, I'm gonna take charge

The dogs on Main Street howl 'cause they understand
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain't a boy, no, I'm a man
And I believe in a promised land

I've done my best to live the right way
I get up every morning and go to work each day
But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
Sometimes I feel so weak I just wanna explode

Explode and tear this old town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itchin’ for something to start

Well, the dogs on Main Street howl 'cause they understand
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain't a boy, no, I'm a man
And I believe in a promised land

Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm

(Guitar, Sax and Harmonica Solos)

Well, there's a dark cloud risin’ from the desert floor
I’ve got my bags and I'm heading straight into the storm
Gonna be a twister to blow, everything down
That ain't got no faith to stand its ground

Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing
But, lost and brokenhearted


Well, the dogs on Main Street howl 'cause they understand
If, I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain't a boy, no, I'm a man
And I believe in a promised land

And I believe in a promised land
And I believe in a promised land
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Songwriters: CHUCK BERRY
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