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Lost In The Flood

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First time played on: 19/09/1974

Latest time played on: 22/01/2017


Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Lost In The Flood


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The ragamuffin gunner is returnin' home like a hungry runaway
He walks through town all alone
He must be from the fort he hears the high school girls say
His countryside's burnin' with wolfman fairies dressed in drag for homicide
The hit and run, plead sanctuary, 'neath a holy stone they hide
They're breakin' beams and crosses with a spastic's reelin' perfection
nuns run bald through Vatican halls pregnant, pleadin' immaculate conception
And everybody's wrecked on Main Street from drinking unholy blood

Sticker smiles sweet as gunner breathes deep, his ankles caked in mud
And I said "Hey, gunner man, that's quicksand, that's quicksand that ain't mud
Have you thrown your senses to the war or did you lose them in the flood?"

That pure American brother, dull-eyed and empty-faced
races Sundays in Jersey in a Chevy stock super eight
He rides 'er low on the hip, on the side he's got Bound For Glory in red, white and blue flash paint
He leans on the hood telling racing stories, the kids call him Jimmy The Saint
Well the blaze and noise boy, he's gunnin' that bitch loaded to blastin' point

He rides head first into a hurricane and disappears into a point
And there's nothin' left but some blood where the body fell
That is, nothin' left that you could sell
just junk all across the horizon, a real highwayman's farewell
And he said "Hey kid, you think that's oil? Man, that ain't oil that's blood"
I wonder what he was thinking when he hit that storm
Or was he just lost in the flood?
Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts whisper in the air
Some storefront incarnation of Maria, she's puttin' on me the stare

and Bronx's best apostle stands with his hand on his own hardware
Everything stops, you hear five, quick shots, the cops come up for air
And now the whiz-bang gang from uptown, they're shootin' up the street
And that cat from the Bronx starts lettin' loose
but he gets blown right off his feet
And some kid comes blastin' round the corner but a cop puts him right away
He lays on the street holding his leg screaming something in Spanish
Still breathing when I walked away
And somebody said "Hey man did you see that? His body hit the street with such a beautiful thud"

I wonder what the dude was sayin' or was he just lost in the flood?
Hey man, did you see that, those poor cats are sure messed up
I wonder what they were gettin' into, or were they just lost in the flood?
Played in:
19/09/1974The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PAUnited States
20/09/1974Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
04/10/1974David Geffen Hall, New York, NYUnited States
11/10/1974Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, MDUnited States
12/10/1974Princeton University, Princeton, NJUnited States
19/10/1974Union College, Schenectady, NYUnited States
08/11/1974Ritz Music Hall, Corpus Christi, TXUnited States
18/11/1975Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, LondonGreat Britain
21/11/1975Konserthus, StockholmSweden
23/11/1975RAI Congres centrum, AmsterdamNetherlands
24/11/1975Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, LondonGreat Britain
02/12/1975Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
03/12/1975Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
05/12/1975Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
06/12/1975Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
11/12/1975Seton Hall, South Orange, NJUnited States
12/12/1975C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Greenvale, NYUnited States
16/12/1975State University, Oswego, NYUnited States
21/12/1975Seneca College, TorontoCanada
27/12/1975Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
28/08/1978Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
30/08/1978Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Township, OHUnited States
01/09/1978Masonic Temple, Detroit, MIUnited States
01/07/2000Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
07/10/2002HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYUnited States
08/08/2003Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
31/08/2003Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
27/09/2004Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
28/09/2004Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
01/10/2004Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
21/04/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
07/06/2005Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
15/06/2005Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
14/07/2005Air Canada Centre, TorontoCanada
20/07/2005Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CTUnited States
23/07/2005Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAUnited States
10/08/2005The Rose Garden, Portland, ORUnited States
04/10/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
07/10/2005Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
09/10/2005Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
15/10/2005Dane County Arena @ Alliant Center, Madison, WIUnited States
20/10/2005DCU Center, Worcester, MAUnited States
30/10/2005TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
13/11/2005Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJUnited States
16/11/2005Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
22/03/2008U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
28/03/2008The Rose Garden, Portland, ORUnited States
23/04/2008Amway Arena, Orlando, FLUnited States
27/04/2008Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, NCUnited States
05/06/2009Stockholm Stadion, StockholmSweden
22/11/2009HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYUnited States
28/07/2012Ullevi, GothenburgSweden
18/08/2012Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MAUnited States
02/09/2012Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
21/09/2012MetLife Stadium , East Rutherford, NJUnited States
23/10/2012John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VAUnited States
15/11/2012CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NEUnited States
06/12/ Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
27/03/2013Rod Laver Arena, MelbourneAustralia
15/06/2013Wembley Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
16/02/2014AAMI Park, MelbourneAustralia
08/04/2014U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
14/05/2014Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PAUnited States
27/05/2016Croke Park, DublinIreland
29/06/2016Ullevaal Stadion, OsloNorway
25/08/2016MetLife Stadium , East Rutherford, NJUnited States
01/09/2016Nationals Park , Washington, DCUnited States
05/09/2016Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VAUnited States
07/09/2016Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
11/09/2016PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
14/09/2016Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MAUnited States
22/01/2017Perth Arena, PerthAustralia