Man there's an opera out on the turnpike
There's a ballet being fought out in the alley
With violent imagery softened by musical qualifiers Bruce romanticizes the confrontations between gangs in the night. The “turnpike” is undoubtedly a reference to the New Jersey Turnpike.
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