Joe D'Urso

Lyrics and Chords

Both Sides of Life


(Bruce Springsteen)
(this song has spoken to me no matter what musical style it's sung in, plus you can't go wrong with horns from the jukes)

Lights out tonight trouble in the heartland
A head on collision busting in my guts man
I'm caught in a cross fire that I don't understand
But there's one thing I know for sure girl
I don't give a damn for the same
Old played out scenes
And I don't give a damn for just the in betweens
Well, baby, I want the heart, the soul
I want control right now
Better listen to me baby
Talking 'bout a dream, trying to make it real
You wake up in the night with a fear so real
You spend your time waiting
For a moment that just don't come
Don't spend your time waiting

Badlands, live it everyday
The broken hearted stand
For the price ya gotta pay
Keep pushin' till it's understood
and these badlands start treating us good

Workin' in the fields you get your back burned
Workin' `neath the wheels
You get your facts learned
Baby I got my facts, there in real good right now
Here's the important part
Poor man wanna be rich
And a rich man wanna be king
A king ain't satisfied till he rules out everything
Gonna go out tonight, gonna find out what I got
I believe in the love that you gave me
Believe in the faith that has saved me
Believe and I hope and I pray
That someday it may raise me above these

The ones who had a notion deep inside
It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
I'm gonna find one face
That ain't looking through me
Gonna find one face
Gonna spit in the face of these badlands