glory days lyrics – bruce springsteen

“glory days”

i had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
he could throw that speedball by you
make you look like a fool boy
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 he kept talking about was

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glory days well they’ll p*ss you by
glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye
glory days, glory days

well there’s a girl that lives up the block
back in school she could turn all the boy’s heads
sometimes on a 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 now
we just sit around talking about the old times,
she says when she feels like crying
she starts laughing thinking about

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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 nine years old and he was working at the
metuchen ford plant *ssembly 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 goin back
glory days aw he ain’t never had
glory days, glory days

now i think i’m going down to the well tonight
and i’m going to drink till i get my fill
and i hope when i get old 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 time slips away
and leaves you with nothing mister but
boring stories of glory days

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/ bruce springsteen lyrics