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I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396

Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor

She`s waiting tonight down in the parking lot

Outside the Seven-Eleven store

Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch

And he rides with me from town to town

We only run for the money got no strings attached

We shut `em up and then we shut `em down

Tonight, tonight the strip`s just right

I wanna blow `em off in my first heat

Summer`s here and the time is right

For goin` racin` in the street

We take all the action we can meet

And we cover all the northeast state

When the strip shuts down we run `em in the street

From the fire roads to the interstate

Some guys they just give up living

And start dying little by little, piece by piece

Some guys come home from work and wash up

And go racin` in the street

Tonight, tonight the strip`s just right

I wanna blow `em all out of their seats

Calling out around the world, we`re going racin` in the street

I met her on the strip three years ago

In a Camaro with this dude from L.A.

I blew that Camaro off my back and drove that little girl away

But now there`s wrinkles around my baby`s eyes

And she cries herself to sleep at night

When I come home the house is dark

She sighs "Baby did you make it all right"

She sits on the porch of her daddy`s house

But all her pretty dreams are torn

She stares off alone into the night

With the eyes of one who hates for just being born

For all the shut down strangers and hot rod angels

Rumbling through this promised land

Tonight my baby and me we`re gonna ride to the sea

And wash these sins off our hands

Tonight tonight the highway`s bright

Out of our way mister you best keep

`Cause summer`s here and the time is right

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The Bruce Springsteen song "Racing in The Street" appears on the following albums:
1978-09-19: Live at the Capitol Theater: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USA
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.

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Release Date
2 June 1978
Year(s) Recorded
October 12, 1977 – March 19, 1978
Recording Location
Record Plant Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre
Rock
Heartland Rock
Song Duration
6:53
Labels
Columbia Records/Sony
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