streets of philadelphia lyrics – bruce springsteen

“streets of philadelphia”

i was bruised and battered, i couldn’t tell what i felt.
i was unrecognizable to myself.
i saw my reflection in a window, i didn’t know my own face.
oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin’ away
on the streets of philadelphia.

i walked the avenue, ’til my legs felt like stone,
i heard the voices of friends vanished and gone,
at night i could hear the blood in my veins,
black and whispering as the rain,
on the streets of philadelphia.

ain’t no angel gonna greet me.
it’s just you and i my friend.
my clothes don’t fit me no more,
i walked a thousand miles
just to slip this skin.

the night has fallen, i’m lyin’ awake,
i can feel myself fading away,
so receive me brother with your faithless kiss,
or will we leave each other alone like this
on the streets of philadelphia

/ bruce springsteen lyrics