RACING IN THE STREET

Outtake version 3


I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money got no strings attached
We shut 'em up and then we shut 'em down
Tonight tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow 'em off in my first heat
Summer's here and the time is right
For racin' in the street

We take all the action we can meet
And we cover all the northeast state
When the strip shuts down we run 'em in the street
From the fire roads to the interstate
Some guys they do it for the money
Because they dont know what else they can do
They get tired of living with nothing left at home
Waking up in a world that somebody else owns

Tonight tonight the strip's just right
I wanna fools and the wild one's me
We're calling out around the world
We're going racin' in the street

I met her on the strip three years ago
In a Camaro with this dude from L.A.
I blew that Camaro off my back and drove that little girl away
But now there's wrinkles 'round my baby's eyes
And she cries herself to sleep at night
When I come home the house is dark
She sighs "Baby did you make it all right"
She sits on the porch of her daddy's house
But all her pretty dreams are torn
She stares off alone into the night
With the eyes of one who hates for just being born
For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me we're gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands
Tonight tonight the highway's bright
Out of our way mister you best keep
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For racin' in the street


The above lyrics are for to outtake version 3, slightly differs from the album version. See also outtake version 1 and outtake version 2.

Available Versions

List of available versions of RACING IN THE STREET on this website:

RACING IN THE STREET [Album version]
RACING IN THE STREET [Outtake version 1]
RACING IN THE STREET [Outtake version 2]
RACING IN THE STREET [Outtake version 3]
RACING IN THE STREET [Live 07 Dec 2010 version]