child bride lyrics – bruce springsteen

a lovely, poignant song
about a man fated to be kept apart from his true love

“well, sometimes i dream of gettin’ outta here,
headin’ down towards them old tracks
i swore i’d come and get her
but i know i ain’t never goin’ back

“there’s nights i can’t sleep
no matter how hard i try
so from my window i watch the moonlight
fall on the far hillside

“i imagine i put on my jacket,
go down to this little roadside bar
pick a stranger and spin around the dance floor
to a mexican guitar”

/ bruce springsteen lyrics