GLORY DAYS

Album version


(Oh yeah)
(Come on)
Whoa!
(Hey)

I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school (yeah)
He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar, I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks, but all he kept talking about was

Glory days
Well they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

(Alright)

Well there's a girl that lives up the block, back in school she could turn all the boys' heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby, well, they split up, I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times, she says when she feels like crying, she starts laughing thinking about

Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

(Alright boys, watch ???)
Rockin' now!
Whoa!

Think I'm going down to the well tonight and I'm gonna drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it, but I probably will
Yeah just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of
Well but time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of

Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

(Long time)
Yeah!
Alright!
Ooh yeah!
Alright! (Alright)
Come on now!
(Oh yeah)
Alright! (It's alright)
Ooh Yeah! (Oh yeah)
Alright! (Come on now)
Come on now! (Oh yeah)
Woohoo! (Alright)
Woohoo! (Oh yeah)
Woohoo! (Oh yeah)
Woohoo! (Alright)
Alright boys! Keep on rockin' now!
Keep on going!
We're gonna go home now!
Bring it home!
Yeah hey!
Bring it home! (Oh oh-oh)
Oh oh!
Alright!
Alright! (Yeah)
Alright! (Whoa!)
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Let's go!
Hahahaha
Whoa!


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Info

GLORY DAYS is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1984 album Born In The U.S.A.. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of GLORY DAYS as released in 1984.

Composition and Recording

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Born In The U.S.A.

Born In The U.S.A. is Bruce Springsteen's seventh studio album. It was released on 04 Jun 1984 on Columbia Records. It was recorded between January 1982 and February 1984 at The Hit Factory and The Power Station in New York City, NY.

Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.

The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:57. It is produced by produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt.

Side 1 (vinyl LP format):

  1. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  2. COVER ME
  3. DARLINGTON COUNTY
  4. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
  5. DOWNBOUND TRAIN
  6. I'M ON FIRE

Side 2 (vinyl LP format):

  1. NO SURRENDER
  2. BOBBY JEAN
  3. I'M GOIN' DOWN
  4. GLORY DAYS
  5. DANCING IN THE DARK
  6. MY HOMETOWN

Single Release

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Other Official Releases

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Various artists -- Mega Popclassics
Various artists -- Mega Popclassics

CD-i - Stichting CPG (1994.202) - Holland, 1994
Bruce Springsteen -- The Albums Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 - Radio Sampler
Bruce Springsteen -- The Albums Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 - Radio Sampler

CD-R - Columbia / Legacy (no catalog number) - USA, 2014

US-only promotional CD-R radio sampler tying with the release of Springsteen's box set of his first seven albums in remastered form.

Other versions of GLORY DAYS were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984
The live 05 Aug 1984 version of GLORY DAYS was released on the Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of GLORY DAYS was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Appearance in Movies

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Covers

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The All Stars -- The Bruce Springsteen Mix
The All Stars -- The Bruce Springsteen Mix

12" single - Rams Horn (RHR 3450) - Holland, 1985

The A-side is THE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN MIX, a medley clocking at 8:23 and consisting of I'M ON FIRE, DANCING IN THE DARK, GLORY DAYS, THE RIVER, BORN TO RUN, HUNGRY HEART, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, and BORN IN THE U.S.A. The single was also issued in Holland on 7" vinyl containing a shorter "single version" of the medley that clocks at 3:56. The single was also issued on 12" vinyl in Germany, Greece (different artwork), Brazil (additionally includes the single version on the B-side), and Mexico. The single was reissued in 2009 as a download-only digital album (consisting of 8 separate tracks) titled "A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen: Hits Of The 80's Megamix", credited to "Top 40 Cover Band", and featuring a different artwork.
Session musicians featuring David West -- Pickin' On Springsteen: A Tribute
Session musicians featuring David West -- Pickin' On Springsteen: A Tribute

CD - CMH (CD-8510) - USA, 1999

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was reissued in 2007 under the title "Bluegrass Interpretations Of Bruce Springsteen", under the same label and with catalog number CD 5227.
American Boys -- Bruce Springsteen - Coverversion
American Boys -- Bruce Springsteen - Coverversion

CD - Azzurra (TBP 1113) - Italy, 2000

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was reissued in 2003 under the title Bruce Springsteen: The Best - Cover 100%, with catalog number TBP 1152 and with a different artwork.
Richard Coleman -- I Can't Believe It's Not... Bruce Springsteen
Richard Coleman -- I Can't Believe It's Not... Bruce Springsteen

CD - Pegasus (ICBINCD 047) - Germany, 2001

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Studio 99 -- Born In The USA: Springsteen - A Tribute
Studio 99 -- Born In The USA: Springsteen - A Tribute

CD - Going For A Song (GFS402) - UK, 2001

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Nick White -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
Nick White -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Millennium Gold (MG2110) - Holland, 2002

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Session musicians -- Super Instrumental
Session musicians -- Super Instrumental

CD - O6epir-XXI / Vikkon (no catalog number) - Ukraine, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
New Jersey All Stars -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
New Jersey All Stars -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Cedar (1402) - Europe, 2004

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Matt Tyler -- Brilliant Disguise
Matt Tyler -- Brilliant Disguise

CD-R - Dannyboy Records (DBM003) - UK, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Studio Group -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol 1
Studio Group -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol 1

Digital album - Charly Records (no catalog number) - unknown country, 2006

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Bruceband -- Greetings From Moskou
The Bruceband -- Greetings From Moskou

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Holland, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Promo Sound (PS 1723 CD) - Germany, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Boss Chill -- The Boss Chill
The Boss Chill -- The Boss Chill

CD - Vale Music (unknown catalog number) - Spain, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Lullaby Players -- Sleepytime Tunes: Bruce Springsteen Lullaby Tribute
Lullaby Players -- Sleepytime Tunes: Bruce Springsteen Lullaby Tribute

CD - Copycats Entertainment (CCE 9048) - USA, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Pop Royals -- Sing The Hits Of Bruce Springsteen
The Pop Royals -- Sing The Hits Of Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Marathon Media (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2009

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIACD20) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. GLORY DAYS is performed by MJ Hibbett + The Validators.
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)

Digital album - Starlite / Suite 102 (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was also released the same year as three separate volumes: Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 1 1973-1985, Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 1980-1989, and Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009. A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set however includes two tracks not found on the three separate volumes. In 2012, the same tracks found on A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set were distributed over three download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute albums: Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 1, Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2, and Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 3.
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Ameritz Tribute Club -- Working On the Highway - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Ameritz Tribute Club -- Working On the Highway - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Ameritz Music (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Talking Clive (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1

Digital album - Zulu (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Boss Tribute To Springsteen -- Jelling Musikfestival 2012
The Boss Tribute To Springsteen -- Jelling Musikfestival 2012

Digital album - Next2Live (unknown catalog number) - Denmark, 2012

This is a download-only digital live Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Rock Riff Tones -- We Love (A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen)
Rock Riff Tones -- We Love (A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen)

Digital album - Devoted Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2013

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Rockabye Baby! (CD 9701) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
New Tribute Kings -- World Allstars - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Hits
New Tribute Kings -- World Allstars - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Hits

Digital album - Legacy Records (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2014

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.

LP - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014
CD - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. GLORY DAYS is performed by Justin Townes Earle.
Various artists -- Rock Made In USA
Various artists -- Rock Made In USA

Digital album - Open Records (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2014

This is a download-only digital album. 13 of the 20 tracks are covers of Bruce Springsteen songs. GLORY DAYS is performed by The Fool Wasters.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GLORY DAYS on this website:

GLORY DAYS [Album version]
GLORY DAYS [Original studio version]
GLORY DAYS [Acoustic demo]
GLORY DAYS [Live 12 Jul 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 19 Aug 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 18 Nov 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 19 Nov 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Dec 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Jan 1985 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 04 Jul 1985 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 10 May 1988 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 15 Oct 1988 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 10 Jul 1992 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 16 Nov 2002 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Mar 2003 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 26 Jul 2003 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 06 Aug 2003 version]

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