Living Proof

Album: Lucky Town (1992)
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  • Well now on a summer night, oh in a dusky room
    Come a little piece of the Lord's undying light
    Crying like he swallowed the fiery moon
    In his mother's arms it was all the beauty I could take
    Like the missing words to some prayer that I could never make
    Oh, in a world so hard and dirty so fouled and confused
    Searching for a little bit of God's mercy
    I found living proof

    Well, I put my heart and soul, babe, I put 'em high upon a shelf
    Right next to the faith, the faith that I'd lost in myself
    I went down into the desert city
    Just tryin' so hard to shed my skin
    I crawled deep into some kind of darkness
    Lookin' to burn out every trace of who I'd been
    You do some sad, sad things baby
    When it's your you 're tryin' to lose
    You do some sad and hurtful things
    I've seen living proof

    You shot through my anger and rage
    To show me my prison was just an open cage
    There were no keys no guards
    Oh, just one frightened man and some old shadows for bars

    Well now all that's sure on the boulevard
    Is that life is just a house of cards
    As fragile as each and every breath
    Of this boy sleepin' in our bed
    Tonight let's lie beneath the eaves, babe
    Just a close band of happy thieves
    And when that train comes we'll get on board
    And steal what we can from the treasures, treasures of the Lord
    It's been along long drought baby
    Tonight the rain's pourin' down on our roof
    Oh, looking for a little bit of God's mercy
    I found living proof
    Oh living proof
    I found living proof
    Yeah, living proof
    I found living proof
    Oh living proof
    I found living proof
    Oh
    Yeah I found living proof
    I found living proof
    I found living proof
    Oh Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Comments: 4

  • Scott from Detroit, MiThanks Bruce.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaWow this song is really good and I really like the meaning.
  • Brian from Chalfont, PaThis song is awesomely powerful. It could not better describe the way I felt when my first child was born.
  • Kyle from Belleville, CanadaGreat tune, just listen to the lyrics.
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