The Promise - Bruce Springsteen

    Johnny works in a factory and Billy works downtown
    Terry works in a rock and roll band
    Lookin' for that million-dollar sound
    I got a little job down in Darlington
    But some nights I don't go
    Some nights I go to the drive-in, or some nights I stay home
    I followed that dream just like those guys do up on the screen
    And I drive a Challenger down Route 9 through the dead ends and all the bad scenes
    And when the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my dream

    Well now I built that Challenger by myself
    But I needed money and so I sold it
    I lived a secret I should'a kept to myself
    But I got drunk one night and I told it
    All my life I fought this fight
    The fight that no man can never win
    Every day it just gets harder to live
    This dream I'm believing in
    Thunder Road, oh baby you were so right
    Thunder Road there's something dyin' on the highway tonight

    I won big once and I hit the coast
    But somehow I paid the big cost
    Inside I felt like I was carryin' the broken spirits
    Of all the other ones who lost
    When the promise is broken you go on living
    But it steals something from down in your soul
    Like when the truth is spoken and it don't make no difference
    Something in your heart goes cold
    I followed that dream through the southwestern flats
    That dead ends in two-bit bars
    And when the promise was broken I was far away from home
    Sleepin' in the back seat of a borrowed car
    Thunder Road, for the lost lovers and all the fixed games
    Thunder Road, for the tires rushing by in the rain
    Thunder Road, Billy and me we'd always say
    Thunder Road, we were gonna take it all and throw it all away


    Marco Giunco
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