Springsteen Sunday (Vol.15, Out In The Street)

Song: Out In The Street
Album: The River

Welcome back to the pulpit of Springsteen.

This week is purely fun and one of those songs that I look forward to at his concerts, mainly because the entire crowd sings and the party mood kicks into high gear. images-2

The fact that this song is off The River album which has a range of emotions and carries the listener to all sort of places makes it all the more fun.

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The lyrics are simple by Springsteen standards but like other other songs, he seems to celebrate the second half of people’s lives; those hours that happen after work, when we have the freedom to enjoy our lives in different ways.

Put on your best dress baby
And darlin’, fix your hair up right
Cause there’s a party, honey
Way down beneath the neon lights
All day you’ve been working that hard line
Now tonight you’re gonna have a good time

I work five days a week girl
Loading crates down on the dock
I take my hard earned money
And meet my girl down on the block
And Monday when the foreman calls time
I’ve already got Friday on my mind

When that whistle blows
Girl, I’m down the street
I’m home, I’m out of my work clothes
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street
I talk the way I wanna talk
When I’m out in the street
When I’m out in the street

When I’m out in the street, girl
Well, I never feel alone
When I’m out in the street, girl
In the crowd I feel at home
The black and whites they cruise by
And they watch us from the corner of their eye

But there ain’t no doubt, girl, down here
We ain’t gonna take what they’re handing out
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street
I talk the way I wanna talk
Baby, out in the street I don’t feel sad or blue
Baby, out in the street I’ll be waiting for you

When the whistle blows
Girl, I’m down the street
I’m home, I’m out of my work clothes
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street
I talk the way I wanna talk

When I’m out in the street
Pretty girls, they’re all passing by
When I’m out in the street
From the corner, we give them the eye

Baby, out in the street I just feel all right
Meet me out in the street, little girl, tonight
Meet me out in the street
Meet me out in the street

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This clip is from a New York City concert, which is about as close to playing in his home state as you can get and that’s reflected in the enthusiasm of the crowd. So enjoy one of my favorite concert numbers.

See you down the road.

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