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    The Promise
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      About "The Promise"

      Lyrics for Bruce Springsteen - "The Promise"

      Johnny works in a factory
      Billy works downtown
      Terry works in a rock and roll band
      Looking for that million dollar sound

      I got a job down in Darlington
      Some nights I don't go
      Some nights I go to the drive-in
      Some nights I stay home

      I followed that dream
      Just like those guys do way up on the screen
      Drove my Challenger down Route 9
      Through the dead ends and all the bad scenes
      The promise was broken
      Cashed in a few of my dreams

      Well I built that Challenger by myself
      But I needed money and so I sold it
      Lived a secret I should've kept to myself
      But I got drunk one night and I told it

      All my life, I fought that fight
      The fight that you can't win
      Every day it just gets harder to live
      The dream you're believing in

      Thunder Road, baby, you were so right
      Thunder Road, something dying down on the highway tonight

      Well I won big once and I hit the coast
      Yeah, but I paid the cost
      Inside I felt like I was carrying the broken spirits
      Of all the other ones who lost

      The promise is broken, you go on living
      It steals something from down in your soul
      When the truth is spoken, it don't make no difference
      Something in your heart goes cold

      I followed that dream through the southwestern tracks
      That dead ends in the two-bit bars
      The promise was broken, I was far away from home
      Sleeping in the back seat of a borrowed car

      Thunder Road is for the lost lovers and all the fixed games
      Thunder Road is for the tires rushing by in the rain
      Thunder Road me and Billy we'd always sing
      Thunder Road, take it all and throw it all away

      SONGWRITERS:
      STORY, LIZ
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