Highway Patrolman Lyrics - Bruce Springsteen

Review The Song (2)



My name is Joe Roberts I work for the state
I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number 8
I always done an honest job as honest as I could
I got a brother named Franky and Franky ain't no good

Now ever since we was young kids it's been the same come down
I get a call ON THE SHORT WAVE Franky's in trouble downtown
Well if it was any other man, I'd put him straight away
But when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way

Me and Franky laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother would
Man turns his back on his family well he just ain't no good

Well Franky went in the army back in 1965 I got a farm deferment settled down took Maria for my BRIDE
But them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was like we were gettin' robbed
Franky came home in '68 and me I took this job

YEA ME AND FRANKY LAUGHIN' AND DRINKIN' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
sponsored links
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
I catch him when he's strayin', LIKE ANY BROTHER WOULD
Man turns his back on his family he ain't no friend of mine

WELL The night was like any other, I got a call 'bout quarter to nine
There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan line
There was a kid lyin' on the floor lookin' bad, bleedin' hard from his head there was a girl cryin' at a table, it was Frank they said
Well I went out and I jumped in my car and THEN I hit the lights
I must of done 110 through Michigan county that night

It was out at the crossroads HEAD down round Willow bank
Seen a Buick with Ohio plates behind the wheel was Frank
Well I chased him through THOSE county roads till a sign said Canadian border 5 miles from here
I pulled over the side of the highway and watched his taillights disappear

YEA Me and Franky laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother would
Man turns his back on his family well he just ain't no good






Click here to submit the Corrections of Highway Patrolman Lyrics
Wow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/4/11

I love this song. A emotional performance which merits Bruce the title of greatest story teller ever. Dylan wrote great lyrics, dug into our minds, but Bruce opens our hearts and his stories are beautiful.



Bruce Springsteen Rocks | Reviewer: Scott | 5/10/07

I Think This Song Is Execellent But My Fav
Song Would Definently Be The River





The following area is only for review, if you want to submit the lyrics or the corrections of the lyrics, please click the link at the end of Highway Patrolman Lyrics.
Your Name:
(Important: Your name will be published if you input it)

Review for Highway Patrolman Lyrics
------ Performed by Bruce Springsteen

Please enter a title for your review:

------ 09/01/2014

Type your review in the space below: