Sparks fly on E street when the boy prophets walk in, handsome and hot All the little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot The schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night The teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance and everything's alright Little kids down there either dancin' or hooked up in a scuffle Dressed in snakeskin suits packed with Detroit muscle They're doin' the E street shuffle
Now those E street brats in twilight dual flashlight phantoms in full star stream Down fire trails on silver nights with blonde girls pledged sweet sixteen The newsboys say the heat's been bad since power thirteen gave a trooper all he had in a summer scuffle And Power's girl, little angel, has been on the corner keepin' those crazy boys out of trouble Little angel steps the shuffle like she ain't got no brains She's deaf in combat down on lover's lane She drives all them local boys insane Yes, she does Little angel says, oh, everybody form a line Oh (oh), everybody form a line
Well, the sparks fly on E Street when the boy prophets walk in, handsome and hot All the little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot Oh little angel hangs out at Easy Joe's, it's a club where all the riot squad goes when they're cashin' in for a cheap hustle But them boys are still on the corner, loose and doin' that lazy E street shuffle As them sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams Little angel picks up Power and he slips on his jeans as they move on out down to the scene All the kids are dancin' (ah higher)
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 19th 1974, Bruce and the band appeared in concert at The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania... The band opened the concert with "The E-Street Shuffle" and this was the first public performances with new E-Streeters Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg.
Wesley from Albany, NyAmy, according to the official Bruce Springsteen website it is in fact "death in combat". It is on "The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle" page of Brucespringsteen.net
Guy from London, United StatesI was staying in Belmar during the Breeders Cup, and went to E Street. I asked a guy on the street about the exact house and he turned out to be the next door neighbour ho vowed to me that he used to hear the band play next door.
Amy from Pittsburgh, PaOn this site the lyrics are "deaf in combat down on lover's lane". On a lot of sites the lyrics are "death in combat...". I'm almost sure that the real lyrics are "deft in combat...". It does sound like Springsteen is saying "deaf" but "deft" makes infinitely more sense. Does anyone know for sure?
Barry from New York, NcAlthough this is an uptempo number on the record, and it debuted as one in concert (1973 to early 1974), Bruce played this in a slowed-down version from 1974-75. In it, he'd give the audience a fictionalized account of how he and Miami Steve met the Big Man Clarence Clemmons.
Laura Schneider from Eatontown, NjMaybe there is an E Street in Freehold, but the one the SONG is about is in Belmar. That's a widely-known fact.
Evan from Freehold, NjE Street is actually in freehold NJ