maria’s bed lyrics – bruce springsteen

been on a barbed wire highway 40 days and nights
i ain’t complainin’, it’s my job and it suits me right
i got a sweet soft fever rushin’ around my head
i’m gonna sleep tonight in maria’s bed

got on a dead man suit and smilin’ skull ring
lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing
i keep my heart in my work but trouble’s in my head
and i keep my soul in maria’s bed

i been up on sugar mountain, cross the sweet blue seas
i walked the valley of love and tears and mystery
i got run out’a luck and give myself up for dead
and i drank the cool clear waters from maria’s bed

she give me candy stick kisses ‘neath a wolf dog moon
one sweet breath and she’ll take you mister to the upper room
i was burned by the angels, sold wings of lead
then i fell in the roses and sweet salvation of maria’s bed

i been out in the desert yeah doin’ my time
searchin’ through the dust for fools gold, lookin’ for a sign
holy man said “hold on brother there’s a light up ahead”
ain’t nothing like a light that shines on me in maria’s bed

well i’ll take my blessings at the riverhead
i’m living in the light of maria’s bed

/ bruce springsteen lyrics