[Verse 2]

from Bruce Springsteen – Backstreets Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This second verse went through drastic lyric changes. The first version:

Running in the dark well I found her where she fell
Just another wasted sister of the Heartbreak hotel
Slow dancing in the dark, it sounds through the cane
Hopeless as a highway, in the freezing rain
Rolling along the backstreets, flowing on the backstreets
Terry was cold, young and brave
Taking on the backstreets, saved

The second:

In the basement at St. Johns well I found her where she fell
Just another busted sister of the Heartbreak hotel
Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton’s Wing
In the deep heart of the night when you let loose of everything
We’d go running on the backstreets, whoah, running on the backstreets
We loved so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives on the backstreets
Whoah

Hear the first alternate version of the verse, below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHpxAu5F57w#t=2m02s

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