Thunder Road


The screen door slams
Maryís dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey thatís me and I want you only
Donít turn me home again
I just canít face myself alone again
Donít run back inside
Darling you know just what Iím here for
So youíre scared and youíre thinking
That maybe we ainít that young anymore
Show a little faith, thereís magic in the night
You ainít a beauty, but hey youíre alright
Oh and thatís alright with me

You can hide íneath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a saviour to rise from these streets
Well now Iím no hero
Thatís understood
All the redemption I can offer girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well the nightís busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heavenís waiting on down the tracks
Oh oh come take my hand
Riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road
Oh Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey I know itís late, we can make it if we run
Oh Thunder Road, sit tight take hold
Thunder Road

Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my carís out back
If youíre ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The doorís open but the ride it ainít free
And I know youíre lonely
For words that I ainít spoken
But tonight weíll be free
All the promisesíll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch theyíre gone
On the wind, so Mary climb in
Itís town full of losers
And Iím pulling out of here to win