Backstreets

Bruce Springsteen Rock Song's Lyrics and Chords
Backstreets
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G Em 3x
D C C D G C C D G D C D

G Em 4x

G Em
One soft infested summer, me and Terry became friends
G Em
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
G Em
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
D C
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat, yeh

G C
Hiding on the backstreets
G C
Hiding on the backstreets
G Am G Em
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
C G
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

G Em 2x

G Em
Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton’s Wing
G Em
Where desperate lovers park, we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
D C
Huddled in our cars, waiting for the bells that ring
Am C D
In the deep heart of the night they set us loose of everything

G C
To go running on the backstreets
G C
Running on the backstreets
G Am G Em
Terry, you swore we’d live forever
C G
Taking it on them backstreets together

G Em 2x

A F#m
Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
A F#m
Where dancers scraped the tears up off the street, dressed down in rags
A F#m
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad, some really dying
E D
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear the whole damn city crying
A E
Blame it on the lies that killed us, blame it on the truth that ran us down
A D
You can blame it all on me, Terry, it don’t matter to me now
D E
When the breakdown hit at midnight, there was nothing to say
A E F#m
But I hated him, and I hated you when you went away

B7 D B7 D7 D
Wa ah Wa Ah

G Em 4x

G Em
Laying here in the dark, you’re like an angel on my chest
G Em
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
D C
Remember all the movies, Terry, we’d go see
Am C D
Trying to learn to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
Em Bm
And after all this time, to find we’re just like all the rest
C C6 D
Stranded in the park and forced to confess

G C
To hiding on the backstreets
G C
Hiding on the backstreets
G Am G Em
Where we swore forever friends
C G
On the backstreets until the end

G Em 2x

G
Hiding on the backstreets
Em
Hiding on the backstreets
G
Hiding on the backstreets
Em
Hiding on the backstreets . . .
C6
Hiding on the backstreets
Am
Hiding on the backstreets

G
Hiding on the backstreets
C
Hiding on the backstreets
G
Hiding on the backstreets
C
Hiding on the backstreets . . .

G C C D

G D G D G
* courtesy of Bruce Springsteen Complete

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