GLORY DAYS

Original studio version


One, two, three, four!
Oh yeah!
Come on!
Whoa!
Hu

I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night as 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 girls 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
They'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girls eye, glory days
Glory days

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

My old man worked 20 years on the line and they let him go
Now everywhere he goes out looking for work they just tell him that he's too old
I was 9 years old when he was working at the Metuchen Ford plant assembly line
Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion Hall, but I can tell what's on his mind

Glory days
Yeah goin' back, glory days
Oh he ain't never had, glory days
Glory days

Now I think I'm goin' down to the well tonight and I'm going to 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 the time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of

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

(Yeah)
(Oh yeah)
Alright!
Ooh yeah!
Alright!
(Alright)
Come on now!
(Oh yeah)
Alright!
(It's alright)
Ooh yeah
(Oh yeah)
Alright!
(Alright)
Come on now!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(Alright)
Woohoo!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(Come on now)
Woohoo!
(???)
Woohoo!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(Let me ??? now)
Woohoo!
(Let me ???)
Woohoo!
(Oh yeah)
Woohoo!
(???)
Woohoo!
Alright boys! keep on rockin' now!
Keep on going!
We're goin' to the ??? now!
???
Yeah!
(Yeah)
???
(Woohoo)
Woohoo!
(Hey)
Alright!
Alright!
(Yeah)
Alright!
Whoa!
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Alright!
Let's go!
Hahahaha
Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for an unofficial studio version of GLORY DAYS. It's an alternate mix of the album version, with the verse about the narrator's father intact. Reportedly Springsteen decided to cut this verse because he realized that it did not fit with the song's story line.

This original studio version of GLORY DAYS can be found on several bootlegs, including The Lost Masters Vol. 19 (Labour Of Love), The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 2 (Labour Of Love), and Murder Incorporated (Flamingo Records).

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 19 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 19 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 2 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 2 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- Murder Incorporated (Flamingo Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- Murder Incorporated (Flamingo Records)

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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