I saw her standin' on her front lawn just twirlin' her baton Me and her went for a ride sir and ten innocent people died
From the town of Lincoln Nebraska with a sawed-off .410 on my lap Through to the badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path
I can't say that I'm sorry for the things that we done At least for a little while sir, me and her we had us some fun
Now the jury brought in a guilty verdict and the judge he sentenced me to death Midnight in a prison storeroom with leather straps across my chest
Sheriff when the man pulls that switch sir and snaps my poor neck back You make sure my pretty baby is sittin' right there on my lap
They declared me unfit to live, said into that great void my soul'd be hurled They wanted to know why I did what I did Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Capitol CMG Publishing
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J. E. Starkweather from Lincoln, NeHaunting but brilliant at the same time
Kelsey from Lincoln, NeOuch John! Tell us how you really feel.
John from Columbus, OhMary, if you've ever lived in Nebraska, you'd understand. I lived there for 6 years.... there's nothing else to do. I can certainly see how someone decided to do it 50 years ago.... just out of boredom.
Bruce from Lawrence, KsThis song was inspired by a serial killer.
Sue from Kansas City, NeI am a Starkweather, and I think its cool as shiat
Joel from Lawrence, KsThis song was inspired by the Starkweather murders. A made for tv movie called Murder In the Heartland was based on the infamous case. It is disturbing that Springsteen takes on the role (in the song) of the killer but this does make it more powerful
Mary from Phoenix, AzWhat a creepy song...and I never heard of Starkweather...my god..how could somebody just do that? I'll have to look up the whole story on the net.
Darren from Peoria, IlOne of my all time favorites. you don't here much about this album or this song. I think it makes me a part of a "special club". How cool is that? we should get T-shirts
Max from Boulder, CoI think it says a lot about the originality of Springsteen that he was willing to take on the role of such an evil person
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