Wish I Were Blind

Chords and lyrics for Wish I Were Blind by Bruce Springsteen

 
I love to  
G 
see cottonwood blossom in the e
C 
arly 
 
spring
 
I love to  
D 
see the message of love that the  
G 
bluebird 
 
brings.
 
But when I  
C 
see you  
D 
walkin’ with him  
G 
down 
 
 
Dadd9 
along 
 
 
Em 
the 
 
strand
 
Well I wish I  
C 
were blind, w
D 
hen I see you with
G 
your 
 
man.
 
I love to  
G 
see your hair shining in the long  
C 
summer’s 
 
light.
 
I love to  
D 
watch the stars fill the sky on a su
G 
mmer 
 
night.
 
Music  
C 
plays, you take his  
D 
hand,
 
I watch how you  
G 
touch him as you  
Dadd9 
start
Em 
to 
 
dance
 
And I wish I were  
C 
blind, when I
D 
see you with your
G 
man.
Dadd9 
 
C 
We struggle here but  
D 
all our love’s in  
G 
vain
 
Oh these eye
C 
s that once filled me with your bea
D 
uty
 
Now  
G 
fill me with  
C 
pain.
G 
C 
And the light that once  
D 
entered 
 
here
 
Is  
G 
banished from me.
Dadd9 
Em 
 
Oh, and this  
C 
darkness is all baby that  
D 
my heart sees.
 
And though this  
C 
world is filled with the
D 
Grace and beauty  
G 
of God’s ha
Dadd9 
nd,
Em 
 
Oh I wish I we
C 
re blind, whe
D 
n I see you with y
G 
our 
 
man.

Wild Billys Circus Story

Chords and lyrics for Wild Billys Circus Story by Bruce Springsteen

 
The Mac
C 
hinist climbs his fe
D 
rris wheel like a b
G 
rave
 
And the fi
C 
reeater’s lyin’ in a p
D 
ool of sweat victim of the he
G 
atwave,
 
Behind the t
C 
ent the hired hand tig
D 
htens his legs on the sw
G 
ord swallowers b
C 
lade,
 
Circus town’s on the short
G 
wave
 
Well the  
C 
runway lies a
D 
head like a great false  
G 
dawn,
 
Fat  
C 
lady, big mama, Missy  
D 
Bimbo sits in her  
G 
chair and yawns,
 
And the  
C 
man-beast lies in his  
D 
cage sniffin’ pop
G 
corn
 
And the
C 
midget licks his fi
D 
ngers and suffers  
G 
Missy Bimbo’s  
C 
scorn
 
Circus town’s been  
G 
born.
 
Whoa and a p
C 
ress roll drummer go, ballerina to-and-fro cartwheelin’ up on that tigh
G 
trope,
 
With a can
C 
non blast, lightin’ flash, movin’ fast through the tent, Mars bent,
 
He’s gonna m
G 
iss his fall,
 
Oh God save the human can
D 
nonball.
 
And the fly
C 
ing Zambini’s watch Marguarita do her n
G 
eck 
 
twist,
 
And the rin
C 
gmaster gets the crowd to count along: 95, 9
Am 
6, 
 
 
D 
97.
 
A ragged su
C 
itcase in his hand, he steals sile
D 
ntly away from the circus gr
Em 
ounds,
 
And the hig
C 
hway’s haunted by the car
D 
nival 
 
sounds
 
They dance like a g
Em 
reat greasepaint g
D 
host on the  
C 
wind,
 
A man in b
Bm 
aggy pants, a lonely  
Em 
face, a crazy
C 
grin,
 
Runnin’ ho
G 
me to some sma
F 
ll Ohio to
C 
wn
Em 
Jesus, send s
G 
ome sweet women to  
D 
save all your clowns
 
And  
C 
circus boy dances like a  
B 
monkey on barbed wire,
 
And the  
C 
barker romances with a  
D 
junkie, she’s got a flat  
G 
tire,
 
And now the  
C 
elephants dance real  
D 
funky and the  
G 
band plays like a jungle  
C 
fire,
 
Circus town’s on the  
G 
live 
 
wire.
 
And the st
C 
rong man Sampson lifts the midget, little Tiny Tim, up on his shoulders, way up
 
And carries carries him on down the mi
G 
dway past the k
C 
ids, past the sa
G 
ilors, to his di
C 
mly lit trai
G 
ler
 
And the fe
C 
rris wheel turns and turns l
G 
ike it ain’t ever g
Dsus 
onna 
 
sto
D 
p,
 
And the ci
Dsus 
rcus boss leans over and whisper
D 
s in the little boy’s
Dsus 
ear,
 
Hey s
C 
on you want to try the  
G 
big 
 
top?
 
All ab
C 
oard, Nebraska’s our n
G 
ext 
 
stop.
 
G 
3—
C 
0—
D 
2—
Am 
0–
Em 
-0-
Bm 
–2
F 
—1
Dsus 
—3—-

When Youre Alone

Chords and lyrics for When Youre Alone by Bruce Springsteen

F 
Times were tough love was
Bb 
not 
 
enoug
F 
h
 
So you said sorry Johnny I’m gone  
C 
gone 
 
 
F 
gone
 
But we both
Bb 
knew 
 
what
F 
was missing honey
 
So you let out  
C 
on your o
Bb 
wn
 
Now that pretty form that you
F 
‘ve got baby
Bb 
Will make sure you ge
C 
 
alo
F 
ng
 
But  
Bb 
you’re gonna find our  
C 
someday 
 
 
F 
honey
 
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you ain’t not
C 
hing but a
F 
lone
C 
 
Now I was  
F 
young and pretty on the  
Bb 
mean streets of the
F 
city
 
And I fought to make’em  
C 
my 
 
ho
F 
me
 
With just the shirt on my back I left and  
Bb 
swore I’d never look
F 
back
 
And man I was gone  
C 
gone 
 
g
Bb 
one
 
But there’s things that’ll knock you down you  
F 
don’t even see coming
Bb 
And send you crawling like a
C 
baby 
 
back
F 
home
 
Y
Bb 
ou’re gonna find out  
C 
that 
 
day
F 
sugar
 
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you ain’t not
C 
hing but a
F 
lone
C 
Bb 
Bb 
C 
C 
 
I knew some day  
F 
your runnin’ would be through
 
And you’d t
Bb 
hink back on me and
F 
you
 
And your love would be s
C 
tron
F 
g
 
You’d forget all the bad and think only of all the  
Bb 
laughs that we
F 
had
 
And you’d wanna come  
C 
hom
Bb 
e
 
Now it ain’t hard fe
F 
elings or nothin’ sugar
Bb 
That ain’t what’s got me singing this
F 
song
 
It’s  
Bb 
just nobody knows baby
C 
where 
 
love
F 
goes
Bb 
But when it goes it’s
C 
gone 
 
 
Dm 
gone
 
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you ain’t not
C 
hing but a
Dm 
lone
 
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you’re  
C 
alo
F 
ne
Bb 
When You’re alone you ain’t not
C 
hing but a
Dm 
lone
Bb 
Bb 
F 
F 
 
-
F 
1–
Bb 
1-
C 
-0-
Dm 
-1–3–

When You Need Me

Chords and lyrics for When You Need Me by Bruce Springsteen

 
When you  
D 
need 
 
me
A 
 
Call my  
D 
name
 
My life just isnt the  
A 
same
 
If you  
D 
want me come sunny sky or  
G 
rain
 
When you  
D 
need 
 
me
A 
 
Call my  
D 
name
 
If you  
D 
miss 
 
me
A 
 
I’ll be  
D 
there
 
From your  
A 
hair
 
I’ll be there to  
D 
guide 
 
you
 
When trouble walks be
G 
side 
 
you
 
So if you need  
D 
me
A 
 
And when this  
G 
dirty 
 
world
 
Has been  
D 
cold to you
 
I’ve got two strong arms waitn’ to  
A 
hold 
 
you
 
So when thos mean  
D 
days come along
 
We’ll stand together and we’ll  
G 
take em’ on
 
So when you  
D 
need 
 
me
A 
 
When you  
D 
need 
 
me
A 
 
Call my  
D 
name
 
My life just isnt the  
A 
same
 
Cause when this world  
D 
kicked me around
 
Baby you picked me up  
G 
off the ground
 
So when you need  
D 
me
A 
 
I’ll be  
D 
there

What Love Can Do

Chords and lyrics for What Love Can Do by Bruce Springsteen

Em 
There’s a pil
D 
lar in the temp
G 
le where I c
C 
arved your name;
 
there’s a  
Em 
soul 
 
sitting
D 
sad 
 
and
Em 
blue
 
Now the  
Em 
remedies 
 
you’ve
D 
taken 
 
are
G 
all 
 
in
C 
vain;
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
Darling
D 
 
can’t
Em 
stop 
 
th
G 
 
rain,
 
or  
Em 
turn 
 
your
D 
black 
 
sky
G 
blue
 
Well, let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
Well, 
 
now
D 
our truth lay shatt
G 
ered, we st
C 
ood at world’s end;
 
as the  
Em 
dead 
 
sun
D 
rose 
 
in
Em 
view
 
Well, if  
Em 
any of this
D 
matters, 
 
a
G 
kiss 
 
my
C 
friend;
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
Darling
D 
we 
 
can’t
Em 
stop 
 
thi
G 
 
train,
Em 
when it comes
D 
crashing
G 
through
 
But let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
On the be
D 
nch you lie on a
Em 
ll it s n
G 
ails and rust,
 
and the  
Em 
love 
 
you’ve
D 
given’s 
 
turned
Em 
ashes 
 
an
G 
 
dust
 
When the  
Em 
hope 
 
you’ve
D 
gathered 
 
drifted
Em 
to 
 
th
G 
 
wind;
 
it’s  
Em 
you 
 
and
D 
 
now,
Em 
friend, (you and I now, friend)
 
you and  
D 
I now,  
Em 
friend
 
Em 
 
D 
 
G 
 
C 
 
Em 
 
D 
 
Em 
 
Em 
 
D 
 
G 
 
C 
 
Am 
 
G 
 
C 
 
Em 
Here our memo
D 
ry lay corr
G 
upted 
 
our
C 
city lay dry;
 
let me  
Em 
make 
 
this
D 
vow 
 
to
Em 
you
 
Here where it’s  
Em 
blood 
 
for
D 
blood, and an
G 
eye for an
C 
eye;
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
Here 
 
we
D 
bear 
 
the
Em 
mark 
 
o
G 
 
Cain,
 
but  
Em 
let 
 
the
D 
light 
 
shine
G 
through
 
Am 
let me show y
G 
ou what l
C 
ove can do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do,
 
let me  
Am 
show you what
G 
love 
 
can
C 
do
 
Em 
 
D 
 
G 
 
C 
 
Em 
 
D 
 
Em 
 
D 
Am =  
C 
Gm
G 
C =  
F 
Bb

We Shall Overcome Live

Chords and lyrics for We Shall Overcome Live by Bruce Springsteen

D 
We shall o
G 
verc
D 
ome,
D 
We shall o
G 
verc
D 
ome,
D 
We shall o
A 
verc
Bm 
ome, some  
A 
day.
 
Darling, d
Bm 
eep 
 
 
A 
in my  
D 
heart,
Bm 
 
 
A 
do 
 
be
G 
lieve
 
W
D 
e shall o
G 
verco
D 
me, 
 
so
A 
me 
 
d
D 
ay.

Walk Like A Man

Chords and lyrics for Walk Like A Man by Bruce Springsteen

 
I r
F 
emember how rough your hand felt on m
F 
ine 
 
o
Bb 
n my wedding day
 
And the t
F 
ears cried on my shoulder I
F 
co
Bb 
uldn’t turn away
 
Well so m
F 
uch has happened to me  
F 
that I d
Bb 
on’t 
 
understand
 
All I can think of is being
F 
five years old following behind you
 
At the  
F 
beach tracing your f
Bb 
ootprints in the sand
 
Trying to w
C 
alk like a m
F 
an
F 
Bb 
Bb 
 
By Our  
F 
Lady Of The Roses we l
F 
ived in the s
Bb 
hadow of the elms
 
I remember ma d
F 
raggin’ me and my sister up the street to the chur
F 
ch 
 
whenever
 
she heard th
Bb 
ose wedding bells
 
Well would they e
F 
ver look so happy agai
F 
n the handsome g
Bb 
room and his bride
 
As they st
F 
epped into that long black limosin
F 
e for their mystery r
Bb 
ide
 
For to
Dm 
night you step  
Am 
away from me and a
Bb 
lone at the alter I stand
 
And as I w
F 
atch my bride coming down the aisle  
F 
 
pray
 
For the s
Bb 
trength to  
C 
walk like a  
F 
man
F 
Bb 
Bb 
Am 
Am 
G 
G 
Bb 
Bb 
 
Well now the  
F 
years have gone and I’ve gro
F 
wn 
 
f
Bb 
rom that seed you’ve sown
 
But I d
F 
idn’t think there’d be so many st
F 
eps yeah  
Bb 
I’d have to learn on my own
 
Well I was y
F 
oung and I didn’t know what to d
F 
o
 
When I saw your  
Bb 
best steps stolen away  
Dm 
from 
 
you
 
Now I’ll do what I c
Bb 
an
C 
 
I’ll walk like a m
F 
an
F 
Bb 
Bb 
 
And I’ll keep on wa
F 
lkin’
F 
Bb 
Bb 
F 
F 
Bb 
Bb 
 
-
F 
1–1—
Bb 
1-
C 
-0-
Dm 
-1
Am 
G 
0–3-

Waitin On A Sunny Day

Chords and lyrics for Waitin On A Sunny Day by Bruce Springsteen

C 
 
G 
 
It’s  
C 
rainin’ but there ain’t a cloud in the  
Am 
sky
 
Must have been a tear from your  
F 
eye
 
Everything’ll be o
C 
kay
G 
 
It s  
C 
funny, thought I felt a sweet summer  
Am 
breeze
 
Musta been you sighin’ so  
F 
deep
 
Don’t worry we’re gonna find a  
C 
way
G 
 
C 
I’m waitin’, waitin’ on a su
Am 
nny 
 
day
 
Gonna chase the clouds a
F 
way
 
Waitin’ on a sunny  
C 
day
G 
 
C 
Without you I’m workin’ with the rain fall
Am 
in’ 
 
down
 
Half a party in a one dog  
F 
town
 
I need you to chase the blues a
C 
way
G 
 
With
C 
out you I’m a drummer girl that can’t keep a  
Am 
beat
 
And ice cream truck on a deserted  
F 
street
 
I hope that you’re coming to  
C 
sta
G 
y
 
C 
I’m waitin’, waitin’ on a su
Am 
nny 
 
day
 
Gonna chase the clouds a
F 
way
 
Waitin’ on a sunny  
C 
day
G 
 
D 
 
Bm 
 
G 
 
Bm 
 
D 
 
Bm 
 
D 
 
A 
 
E 
 
G 
 
C 
Hard times baby, well they come to tel
Am 
l us all
 
Sure as the tickin’ of the clock on the  
F 
wall
 
Sure as the turnin’ of the night into  
C 
day
G 
 
Your  
C 
smile girl, brings the mornin’ light to my  
Am 
eyes
 
Lifts away the blues when I  
F 
rise
 
I hope that you’re coming to  
C 
stay
G 
 
C 
I’m waitin’, waitin’ on a su
Am 
nny 
 
day
 
Gonna chase the clouds a
F 
way
 
Waitin’ on a sunny  
C 
day
G 

Valentines Day

Chords and lyrics for Valentines Day by Bruce Springsteen

 
I’m driving a  
E 
big lazy car rushin’ up the highway in the dark
 
I got one hand  
A 
steady on the wheel and one hand’s tremblin’ over my heart
 
It’s  
E 
pounding baby like it’s gonna bust right on through
 
And it a
A 
in’t gonna stop till I’m alone again with you
E 
E 
E 
E 
A 
A 
A 
A 
 
E 
A friend of mine became a father last night
 
When w
A 
e spoke in his voice I could hear the light
 
Of the  
E 
skies and the rivers the timberwolf in the pines
 
And that great  
A 
jukebox out on Route 39
 
They say  
E 
he travels fastest who travels alone
 
But to
A 
night I miss my girl mister tonight I miss my home
E 
E 
E 
E 
A 
A 
A 
A 
 
Is it the  
C#m 
sound of the leaves left blown by the wayside
 
That’s  
G#m 
got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
 
Is it the  
A 
cry of the river with the moonlight shining through
 
That  
B 
ain’t what scares me baby what scares me is losing you
 
|  
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
E 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
|
 
They say if you d
E 
ie in your dreams you really die in your bed
 
But honey
A 
last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
 
An
E 
d God’s light came shinin’ on through
 
I w
A 
oke up in the darkness scared and breathin’ and born anew
 
It wasn’t the  
E 
cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
 
It wasn’t the  
A 
bitterness of a dream that didn’t come true
 
It wasn’t the  
E 
wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
 
No  
A 
no baby it was you
E 
E 
E 
E 
A 
A 
A 
A 
E 
So hold me close honey say you’re forever mine
A 
And tell me you’ll be my lonely valentine
E 
E 
E 
E 
A 
A 
A 
A 
 
-
E 
0–
A 
0–
C#m 
4-
G#m 
B 
4—2-

Used Cars

Chords and lyrics for Used Cars by Bruce Springsteen

D 
My sister’s in the front seat with an  
G 
ice cream  
D 
cone
 
My ma’s in the black seat sittin’  
A 
all 
 
a
D 
lone
 
As my pa steers her slow out  
G 
of the lo
D 
t
 
For a  
A 
test drive down Michigan  
D 
Avenue
 
Now, my  
D 
ma, she fingers her  
G 
wedding 
 
 
D 
band
 
And watches the salesman stare at my o
A 
ld man’s  
D 
hands
 
He’s telling us all about the break he’d  
G 
give 
 
us
D 
 
If he c
A 
ould, but he just c
D 
an’t
 
Well if I could,  
A 
I swear I know just w
D 
hat I’d do
 
Now, m
G 
ister, the day the lottery I win
 
I ain’t eve
D 
r gonna ride in no used c
A 
ar 
 
ag
D 
ain
 
Now, the neighbors come from n
G 
ear and f
D 
ar
 
As we pull up in our brand
A 
new used c
D 
ar
 
I wish he’d just hit the gas and  
G 
let out a c
D 
ry
 
Tell `em all they can kiss our a
A 
sses 
 
good
D 
bye
G 
G 
D 
A 
 
My d
D 
ad, he sweats the same job from morni
G 
n’ to m
D 
orn
 
Me, I walk home on the same dirty streets where  
A 
I was b
D 
orn
 
Up the block I can hear my little sister in the front seat b
G 
lowin’ that  
D 
horn
 
The sounds  
A 
echoin’ all down Michigan A
D 
venue
 
Now, m
G 
ister, the day my numbers comes in
 
I ain’t ever
D 
gonna ride in no used c
A 
ar 
 
ag
D 
ain
 
|  
G 
 
 
G 
 
 
D 
 
 
D 
 
 
A 
 
 
A 
 
 
D 
 
 
A 
 
 
D 
|