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Backstreets  Bruce Springsteen

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One sof[G]t infested summer me and T[Em]erry became friends
Trying in va[G]in to breathe the fire we wa[Em]s born in
Catching r[G]ides to the outskirts tying f[Em]aith between our teeth
Sleeping in that o[D]ld abandoned beach house getting [C]wasted in the h[D]eat
And [G]hiding on t[C]he backstreets, [G]hiding on t[C]he backstreets
With a [G]love so hard and f[Am7]illed with de[G]feat [Em]
C | 2x |
Running for our lives at night on them G Em
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backstreets

Slow [G]dancing in the dark on the [Em]beach at Stockton's Wing
W[G]here desperate lovers park we sat with the [Em]last of the Duke Street Kings
Hu[D]ddled in our cars w[C]aiting for the bells that ring
In the d[Am]eep heart of the night we could l[C]oose from everythin[D]g
to go r[G]unning on [C]the backstreets, [G]running on [C]the backstreets
Terry you [G]swore we'[C]d live for[Am]ever [G]  [Em]
C | 2x |
Taking it on them backstreets G Em
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together
[A]Endless juke joints and [F#m]Valentino drag
Where [A]dancers scraped the tears up off the [F#m]streets dressed down in rags
Run[A]ning into the darkness some hurt [F#m]bad some really dying
At [E]night sometimes it seemed you could hear the [D]whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us blame it on the [E]truth that ran us down
You can [A]blame it all on me Terry it don't [D]matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight there was [E]nothing left to say
A E F#m | B | D G D7 G |
But I hated him and I hated you when you went away

[D7]      [G]     [D7]            [G]                       [Em]                      [G]                
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[Em]                   [G]                         [Em]                      [G]                  
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-9/---9/vvv-7-9---|----------------------7-|-9/---9/vvv-12-------|--------------------|
--b----b----------|------------------------|--b----b-------------|--------------------|
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[C]            [D7]                                                                        
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L[G]aying here in the dark you're like an a[Em]ngel on my chest
Just a[G]nother tramp of hearts crying [Em]tears of faithlessness
Re[D]member all the movies, Terry,[C] we'd go see
Trying to [Am]learn how to walk like heroes we t[C]hought we had to [D]be
And a[Em]fter all this time to find we're j[Bm]ust like all the rest
S[C]tranded in the park and forced to c[D7sus]onfess
To [G]hiding on t[C]he backstreets, [G]hiding on t[C]he backstreets
G C G Em C G | C | G |
Where we swore forever friends on the backstreets until the end
[C]Hiding on the

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[G]backstreets, hiding on the [C]backstreets, hiding on the

Hiding on the [Am]backstreets, hiding on the [F]backstreets
It’s allr[D7]ight we’ll go hiding on the backstreets tonight[G]
Hiding on the [C]backstreets

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Hiding on the [G]backstreets, hiding on the [C]backstreets

| D | C Bm Am G Am Bm | C | D | G | C | C | D | G | D | C Bm | Am D7 | G |

  [G]   [Em]   [D]   [C]   [D7]   [Am7]    [Am]   [A]   [F#m]    [E]   [B]   [Bm]   [D7sus]                                           
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--0--0--3--1--1--1--1---2--2--0---4--3--1----
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b....bend
rb...release bend
/....slide up
\....slide down
>....hammer
<....pull
vvv..vibrato

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