Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?

Album: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
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  • Hey bus driver, keep the change
    Bless your children, give them names
    Don't trust men who walk with canes
    Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet
    Broadway Mary, Joan Fontaine
    Advertiser on a downtown train
    Oh, Christmas crier bustin' cane
    He's in love again

    Where dock worker's dreams mix with panther's schemes
    To someday own the rodeo
    Tainted women in VistaVision
    Perform for out-of-state kids at the late show

    Wizard imps and sweat sock pimps
    Interstellar mongrel nymphs
    Rex said that lady left him limp
    Love's like that (sure it is)
    Queen of diamonds, ace of spades
    Newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
    They take out a full-page ad in the trades
    To announce their arrival
    And Mary Lou, she found out how to cope
    She rides to heaven on a gyroscope
    The Daily News asks her for the dope
    She said, "Man, the dope's that there's still hope"

    Senorita, Spanish rose
    Wipes her eyes and blows her nose
    Uptown in Harlem she throws a rose
    To some lucky young matador Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Matt Murscoe from Keystone FlI remember the nickel beer joints he played in. So good.
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaI believe this song is about his first bus trips to NYC from Freehold,NJ. This is his feelings towards a new and exciting city with a lot of characters and action unlike Freehold..
  • Steve from Fenton, MoIt seems like this song is the first part of a two part song with Lost in the Flood. This song ends with a slight pause, and then the music starts back up with what seems to be the same key and tempo.
  • Adrian from Kingston, CanadaI cant get over how every bruce springsteen song is good
    .. serioulsy ill just download a randome springsteen song that ive never heard and love it
  • Ryan from Manchester, Nhthe song was based on a trip he took on a new york city bus and the people that were there with him
  • Al from Paris, FranceI always thought this song was dedicated to his father, who was a bus driver...
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