Fat man sitting on a little stool Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you Hands me the ticket, smiles and whispers good luck Cuddle up angel, cuddle up my little dove We'll ride down, baby, into this tunnel of love
Well, I can feel the soft silk of your blouse And them soft thrills in our little fun house Then the lights go out and it's just the three of us, yeah You, me and all that stuff we're so scared of Gotta ride down baby into this tunnel of love
Well, there's a crazy mirror showing us both in five D I'm laughing at you you're laughing at me There's a room of shadows that gets so dark brother It's easy for two people to lose each other in this tunnel of love
Well, it ought to be easy ought to be simple enough, yeah Man meets woman and they fall in love But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough And you've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above If you want to ride on down, down in through this tunnel of love Tunnel of love This tunnel of love This tunnel of love
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Pat from Nashville, TnI agree with Eric from So Cal & Ydur from Knoxville. The backing vocals can only be topped by Merry Clayton’s Gimme Shelter. After all these years, still gives me goosebumps. The lyrics are vintage Springsteen. Maybe his best. The only other that compares is Blinded By the Light, IMO.
Bill Lassiter from Little River,sc My favorite Bruce tune.
Mez from Westwood, MaCoolest line in this song. "The lights go out and just the 3 of us. You, me and all that stuff we're so scared of" One of Bruce's best!
Eric from So Cal, CaI find myself constantly going back to this song. Takes me back in time. I completely agree with yduR of Knoxville. Merry Clayton on Gimme Shelter and Patty Scialfa on this song are on par with each other!! Simply fantastic.
Jeff from Beverly Hills, MaMy favorite Bruce Springsteen song. Like others, I found meaning in the line that you've got learn to live with what you can't rise above.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOur 37 year old son was killed in 2007, a line from Tunnel of Love helped us greatly dealing with this ordeal. That line was 'you've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above' Thanks Bruce!!!
Scott from Detroit, MiTraveling with a co-worker from Fresno to Bakersfield...I ask him what he would like to listen to. He said he only liked country music...so I put in "Tunnel Of Love" and when it was done he said it was the best country album he'd ever heard.
Don from Indianapolis, InI could easily call "Tunnel of Love" my favorite, and best performed Springsteen song. His vocals, along with those of Sciafla's are both powerful...and convincing about the "rollercoaster" emotion of love.
Gene from San Diego, CaAll so true. A song about the ups and downs of a relationship. The use of the theme park ride as a metaphor is nothing short of incredible.
Brian from Chalfont, PaThis song is the greatest pop song to describe the craziness of "LOVE".
Ydur from Knoxville, TnPatty Sciafla's backing vocals are perhaps the best backing vocal track in rock history, especially considering the relationship between Bruce, Patti, and Julie Ann at the time. The only other real contender in this catagory is Merry Clayton on the Stones "Gimmie Shelter".
Richard from Newport, Isle Of Wight, EnglandAlthough a nice song, the idea could be seen as a rip-off of Dire Straits' earlier song of the same name, which, as far as I can make out, uses a similar metaphorical meaning for the fairground ride.
Wes from Springfield, VaOne of the better metaphorical songs in pop, I think. Also, the video does a good job of reinforcing the lyrics, as I recall. When it came out I sort of considered that it represented the maturation of 1980's songwriting.
Paul from Detroit, MiThe rollercoaster sound effects at the end of Tunnel of Love are from The Cowsills song "The Rain, The Park & Other Things". The Cowsills were a 60's family group and the inspiration for The Partridge Family.