Thunder Road

The screen door slams
Mary’s dress waves
Live a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that’s me and I want you only
Don’t turn me home again
I just can’t face myself alone again.

Don’t run back inside
Darling you know just what I’m here for
So you’re scared and you’re thinking
That maybe we ain’t that young anymore
Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night
You ain’t a beauty, buy hey you’re alright
Oh and that’s alright with me

You can hide ‘neath the covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now I’m no hero
That’s understood
All the redemption I can offer
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it real somehow
Hey what else can we do now?

Except roll down the windows
and let the wind blow back your hair
Well, the night busted open
and these two lane will take us anywhere
We’ve got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back, heaven’s waiting on down the tracks
Oh, come take my hand
We’re heading out tonight to case the promise land
Oh Thunder Road, Oh Thunder Road,
Oh Oh Thunder Road.

There are ghosts in the eyes
of all the boys you sent away
They ride this dusty beach road
in the skeleton frames of burnt out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rages at their feet
In the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when they get to the porch they’re gone

On the wind,
So Mary climb in,
It’s a town full of losers
and I’m pulling out of here to win.

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