Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain

from Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Listeners are introduced for the first time to the rat’s love interest. The implication is that she’s been waiting in New Jersey for the magic rat to return from the war. Perhaps the girl is sitting on a Dodge Charger,

a typical muscle car of the era used in the street races mentioned in some of Springsteen’s other songs

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