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    Nebraska

    Bruce Springsteen


    Intro: 

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    I saw her standin on her front lawn

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    Just a-twirlin her baton

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    Me and her went for a ride sir

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    And ten innocent people died

     

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    From the town of Lincoln Nebraska

                 A                             D

    With a sawed of .410 on my lap

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    Through to the badlands of Wyoming

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    I killed everything in my path

     

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    I can’t say that I’m sorry

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    For the things that we done

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    At least for a little while sir

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    Me and her we had us some fun


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    The jury brought in a guilty verdict and the

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    Judge he sentenced me to death

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    Midnight in a prison storeroom with

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    Leather straps across my chest

     

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    Sheriff when the man pulls that switch sir

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    And snaps my poor head back

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    You make sure my pretty baby

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    is sittin’ right there on my lap

     

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    They declared me unfit to live

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    Said into that great void my soul’d be hurled

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    They wanted to know why I did what I did

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    Well sir I guess there’s just a meanness in this world

     

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    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.