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Glory Days

Auteur/Compositeur : Bruce Springsteen

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I had a friend was a big baseball player back in highschool He could throw that speedball by ya, make you look like a fool Saw him the other night at this roadside bar I was walking in, he was walking out We went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks, but all we kept talking about (Chorus) Glory Days, yeah they'll pass you by Glory Days, in the wink of a young girl's eye Glory Days, glory days There's this girl that lives up the block, back in school she could turn all the boys heads Sometimes on Friday I'll stop by and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed Her and her husband Bobby, well they split up, I guess it's two years gone by We just sit around talking about the old times, she says when she feels like crying she starts laughing thinking about (Chorus) Think I'm going down to the well tonight and I'm gonna drink till I get my fill I hope when I get older I don't sit around thinking about it, but I probably will Yeah just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of Well the time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but boring stories of (Chorus) All right boys keep it rocking now We gonna go home now Let's go! Alternate 3rd verse (unreleased studio outtake): My old man worked 20 years on the line and they let him go Now everywhere he goes out looking for work They just tell him that he's too old I was 9 years old and he was working at the Metuchen Ford Plant assembly line Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall But I can tell what's on his mind Glory Days yeah they're gone bad Glory Days ah, he ain't never had