Johnny was sitting on the fire escape watching the kids playing on the street
Hey little hero summers long sweet but I guess it ain't very long around here no more
Jane sleeps in sheets damp with sweat johnny sits up alone and watches her dream on dream on
A sister prays for lost souls then breaks down in the chapel after everyones gone
Jane moves over to share her pillow but opens her eyes to see Johnny up and putting his clothes on
Those romantic young boys all they ever wanna do is fight
The above lyrics are for an early draft of INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET, as found on a Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet of unknonw origin. This draft is untitled and has very different lyrics to what was later recorded and released.
Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase) for the lyrics sheet scan and John Golsteijn for the corrections.
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