Billy, he's down by the railroad tracks Sittin' low in the back seat of his Cadillac Diamond Jackie, she's so intact And she falls so softly beneath him Jackie's heels are stacked, Billy's got cleats on his boots Together they're gonna boogaloo down Broadway and come back home with the loot It's midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute It's a mad dog's promenade So walk tall, or baby, don't walk at all
Fish lady, fish lady, fish lady, she baits them tenement walls She won't take corner boys, ain't got no money and they're so easy I said, "Hey baby, won't you take my hand, walk with me down Broadway Oh mama take my hand, and walk with me down Broadway, yeah I'm a young man and I talk real loud, yeah baby, walk real proud for you So shake it away, so shake away your street life And hook up to the train Oh, hook up to the night train Hook it up, hook up to the, hook up to the train" But I know that she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train No, she won't take the train She's afraid them tracks are gonna slow her down And when she turns, this boy'll be gone So long, sometimes you just gotta walk on, walk on
Hey vibes man, hey jazz man, oh play me your serenade Any deeper blue and you're playin' in your grave Save your notes, don't spend 'em on the blues boy Save your notes, don't spend 'em on the darlin' yearlin' sharp boy Straight for the church note ringin', vibes man sting a trash can Listen to your junk man Ah, listen to your junk man Listen to your junk man Oh, listen to your junk man He's singin', singin', he's singin', singin' He's singin', singin' All dressed up in satin, walkin' past the alley Singin', singin', singin', singin' Singin', singin', singin' yeah, singin' yeah (Singin', singin', singin', singin') (Oh yeah) Uh uh uh uh uh, uh, oh yeah
Watch out for your junk man Watch out for your junk man Watch out for your junk man
Oh oh ah Oh oh ah Oh oh ah Oh ah, oh ah
Watch out for your junk man
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Bill from Ridgeland, Mississippimany heroin overtones in this beautiful tune
Rick from Worcester MaFor those looking for a live version, he opened in Foxborough with it in 2016. I think his downloads are brucespringsteenlive.net or something like.
Thomas from Washington, D.c.Rick from LA - we're up to almost 70 shows now (latest is February 2017) see here: http://www.greasylake.org/songs_record_live_all.php?s_song_title=New+York+City+Serenade&s_keyword=New+York+City+Serenade
Kyle from Belleville, CanadaRick from LA, he has done it live a handful of times...most recently was during the Rising tour in 2003.
Rick from La, Cahas anyone ever heard him do this live? I think this is the only song off one of his albums that never made it to the stage. And it may also be his most beautiful.
Jack from Toronto, CanadaA sad-sack fan am I. Always a Springsteen follower I'd never even heard NYC Serenade until 2007. The guitars are fabulous. It's become my all-time favourite.
Chad from Reading, PaThis is one of my favorite Springsteen songs. Sancious was a much better pianist then Bittan. I like Lopez better then Weinberg too. The best version of this song for me is from 7-31-73 in Roslyn, NY. That whole show was brilliant.
Bobby from Valley S Tream, NyBRUCE should do this song on the D&D TOUR if i hope he comes to NYC town hall would be good. I dream away
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