Album: Nebraska (1982)
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  • 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
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • 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 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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