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Bruce Springsteen Point Blank Lyrics

Last updated: 12/18/2013 05:14:27 AM

Do you still say your prayers little darlin' do you go to bed at night
Prayin' that tomorrow, everything will be alright
But tomorrow's fall in number in number one by one
You wake up and you're dying you don't even know what from

Well they shot you point blank you been shot in the back
Baby point blank you been fooled this time little girl that's a fact
Right between the eyes baby, point blank right between the pretty lies that they tell
Little girl you fell

You grew up where young girls they grow up fast
You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked
but what they asked baby wasn't right
you didn't have to live that life,
I was gonna be your Romeo you were gonna be my Juliet
These days you don't wait on Romeo's you wait on that welfare check
and on all the pretty things that you can't ever have and on all the promises

That always end up point blank, shot between the eyes
Point blank like little white lies you tell to ease the pain
You're walkin' in the sights, girl of point blank
and it's one false move and baby the lights go out

Once I dreamed we were together again baby you and me
Back home in those old clubs the way we used to be
We were standin' at the bar it was hard to hear
The band was playin' loud and you were shoutin' somethin' in my ear
You pulled my jacket off and as the drummer counted four
You grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor
You just stood there and held me, then you started dancin' slow
And as I pulled you tighter I swore I'd never let you go

Well I saw you last night down on the avenue
Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you
You were standin' in the doorway out of the rain
You didn't answer when I called out your name
You just turned, and then you looked away like just another stranger waitin' to get blown away

Point blank, right between the eyes
Point blank, right between the pretty lies you fell
Point blank, shot straight through the heart,
Yea point blank, you've been twisted up till you've become just another part of it
Point blank, you're walkin' in the sights,
Point blank, livin' one false move just one false move away
Point blank, they caught you in their sights
Point blank, did you forget how to love, girl, did you forget how to fight.
Point blank they must have shot you in the head
Cause point blank, bang bang baby you're dead.

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A Classic | Reviewer: vikingnut | 12/18/13

Reminds you of how good music used to be. The words had meaning and you could understand them, the artists actually played instruments and wrote music. The music has gone so far down hill not sure it can ever come back. THANK GOD I listened to music in the 80' music ever!!

Wow | Reviewer: Guy | 7/28/08

Have heard this song a million times, and obviously thought I knew the lyrics. But for some reason I started to reading them carefully tonight. Amazing insight into the lives of so many people. Truly one of the greatests artists ever.

Point Blank | Reviewer: Julia | 12/2/06

Depressingly sad lyrics, summing up my eighteenth year when I left home and lived in a bedsit.
It sums up every little girls realisation of just how hard life can be alone, even when home life is hard, and it describes my feelings that I was literally being shot 'point blank' by being cast out, - without the luxury of being shot in the back.
One for sad little girls everywhere.