Bruce Springsteen - Kitty's Back Lyrics




Catlong sighs, holdin' Kitty's black tooth
She left to marry some top cat, ain't it the cold truth?
And there hasn't been a tally since Sally left the alley
Since Sally left with Big Pretty, things have got pretty thin
It's tight on this fence since them young dudes are musclin' in

Jack Knife cries 'cause Baby's in a bundle
She goes runnin' nightly, lightly through the jungle
And them tin cans are explodin' out of the 90-degree heat
Cat somehow lost his baby down on Bleecker Street
It's sad but it sure is true
Cat shrugs his shoulders, sits back and sighs

Catlong lies back-bent on a trash can
Flashin' lights that cut the night, dude in the white says he's the man
Well, you better move fast when you're young, or you're not around
Cat somehow lost his Kitty in the city pound
So get right, get tight, get down
Who's that down at the end of the alley? She's been gone so long
Here she comes, here she comes
Here she comes, here she comes

Kitty's back in town, here she comes now
Kitty's back in town
Cat knows Kitty's been untrue and that she left him for a city dude
Well, she's so soft, she's so blue
When he looks into her eyes, he just sits back and sighs
Ooh, what can I do, ooh, what can I do?
Ooh, what can I do, ooh, what can I do? Alright
Ooh alright, ooh alright
Ooh alright, ooh alright





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Bruce Springsteen Kitty's Back Comments
  1. Chris Coyle

    Davis Sancious' organ solo is worthy of Booker T. Lopez was a better drummer than Max Weinberg, at least for Springsteen. One of my Top 20 all-time records.

  2. Lydia Gray

    This is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song

  3. Nerd Incorporated

    If anyone makes a movie where a woman makes a badass entrance in slow-mo....
    *Play this damn song*

  4. RogerCruz 123

    for JEANIE BOMER KALAMAZOO

  5. Josh Bricker

    Clarence's solo at the end of this is one for the ages

  6. jasonpp1973

    Some incredible drumming by Mad Dog!

  7. Doris Montello

    Greatest punk album ever made.

    Giulio Grifi

    Doris Montello...Punk ?!?!?!

    Ronan O'Donnell

    How is this punk?

  8. RogerCruz 123

    JEANNIE HELEN BOMER KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN 1976

  9. Lisa Anzardo

    One of the most amazing songs LIVE!!! Gives me goosebumps... <3

  10. Mark Thurman

    Vini could swing. I’ve always preferred his drumming style to Max’s. How can you not like the drums on this track?? This song (I love the keyboards, too!) never gets old for me.

    yumpladukfoo

    Bruce fired him.

    yumpladukfoo

    Max plays drums like Ringo Starr....shit.

    yumpladukfoo

    Bruce didn't want any competition.

  11. sullivan2339

    This just came on morning radio. I'd completely forgotten what an incredibly wicked blazing piece of music- actually almost too Intense.

  12. RogerCruz 123

    FOR JEANNIE HELEN BOMER you were the love of my life in 1976 KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. neparider

    Incredible album !

  14. CHARLES NOLAN

    My favorite Springsteen track! Been listening to it for 45 years!

  15. PrincePurple

    Back in '76 someone played this for me to show how Thin Lizzy stole "The Boys Are Back In Town." Yeah, Thin Lizzy were thieves, but so what? Both songs are great. This one is better, though.

    Joey Joe

    Kittys back in town - The boys are back in town again. Do you not think that could be a coincidence? Most say that line was something Phils mom told him about the quality street gang. True or not, do you really think thin lizzy needed this song to come up with that line, or even remotely thought of this song when recording a song they never planned on releasing? Give me a break thats ridiculous.

    Philip Halpenny

    @Joey Joe Yes, & Bruce was clearly listening to Van...everything that goes around...

  16. johnny zell

    Catlong sighs holding kitty's black tooth
    She left to marry some top cat, ain't it the cold truth
    And there hasn't been a tally since Sally left the alley
    Since Kitty left with big pretty things have got pretty thin, yeah, yeah
    It's tight on this fence since them young dudes are muscling in
    Well, Jack Knife cries 'cause baby's in a bundle
    She goes running nightly, lightly through the jungle
    And them tin cans are exploding out in the ninety-degree heat
    Cat somehow lost his baby down on Bleecker Street
    It's sad, but it sure is true
    Cat shrugs his shoulders, sits back and sighs
    Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Catlong lies back bent on a trash can
    Flashing lights cut the night, dude in white says he's the man
    Well, you better learn to move fast when you're young or you're not long around
    Cat somehow lost his kitty down in the city pound
    So get right, get tight, get down
    Well, who's that down at the end of the alley?
    She's been gone so long
    (Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes)
    Yeah, like that, yeah
    (Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes)
    Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
    Kitty's back in town (oh, oh, all right)
    Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
    Kitty's back in town (oh, oh, all right)
    Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
    Oh, Kitty's back in town (oh, oh, all right)
    Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
    Kitty's back in town (oh, oh, all right)
    Now, cat knows his kitty's been untrue
    And that she left him for a city dude
    But she's so soft, she's so blue
    When he looks into her eyes
    He just sits back and sighs
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, what can I do?
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right
    Ha ha, da, da, da, da, da (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, all right, ooh, all right) all right
    (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, all right, ooh, all right)
    (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, all right, ooh, all right)
    (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, all right, ooh, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    (Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, whoa, all right)
    Songwriters: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

  17. Joe Arlt

    Impossible to be depressed after listening to this song! The tension builds and builds and then bam #$%[email protected] Kitty's back! Check out Bruce as a rhythm guitarist

  18. Gregory Hunter

    THE BOSS ROCKS ON THIS ONE!!!!!!! REALLY SMOKIN'. OF COURSE I CAN"T FORGET THE E STREET BAND POSSE BLAZIN' ON THIS JOINT. RIP CLARENCE CLEMMONS (MR. SAX MAN!). GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS, BRUCE. YOU DA MAN!!!!

  19. Vera Stewart

    ❤ Bruce Always.

  20. Shitpost Admiralty

    This entire album is fucking legendary.

  21. MegaTurkeylips

    This was my from my favorite album and this song used to put me in a special place. A wonderful place.

  22. Theo 80126

    D A M N ! ! !

  23. Mike Abler

    This song really knows how to do a funky soulful drive, sounds kinda like an epic blues tune the Blues Bros. would've done a cover of back in the day

  24. Robert Friel

    Cat shrugs his shoulders..shes back inside!

  25. naomishbowls

    It just doesn't get better than that.

  26. Mee Howski

    Epic.....

  27. Keith Pixton

    Had to look this up because Deep Tracks skipped again. Not bad.

  28. R Terrence

    That intro...

  29. Matthew Sherman

    in the description I see the producers, background singers, percussionists and others. that's all good to know. I think I would've included Bruce Springsteen, tho. Even if everyone knows he is lead vocals and lead guitar on this song. I still would've inclusive him. I mean... didn't he write it?

  30. Molly Vick

    Lookout!  She's back.

  31. Roberta Fierro

    you go places ....

  32. Rhythm Barr

    I saw him open for Chicago in Syracuse summer of 72 and tho a Chicago fan, thought it iffy as to whether or not he outshone them

  33. Barry Mcconnell

    David  Sanscious certainly added to his sound. Where is he now?

    wygakyl

    Check out Sting's genius work, "10 Sumner's Tales"....Sanscious tears up the keys n that LP.

    Billy Smith

    I saw David Sancious playing in Claptons band a few years ago. Guitar and keyboards. Talented guy who left Bruce to pursue the Jazz Rock Fusion thing. He's all over the Stanley Clarke "Journey to Love" album. He also had his own Fusion Trio called "Tone." Like someone else said, David played with Sting, and does other stuff.

    Drummer Ken Conklin

    Barry Mcconnell I saw David up in Woodstock NY playing with Jack Dejohnette at a drum festival. Nice guy.

    Not My Cup Of Tea

    Well he's back now with his work on Western Stars

  34. Barry Mcconnell

    The one good thing he did

    Keith M

    I'm sorry you feel that way

    Joe Arlt

    Just one? Ouch

    Giulio Grifi

    Barry Mcconnell...You're not sincere !

    Thomas Hofheinz

    It's two years later. Are you still a dumbass?

  35. Rogercruz 321

    For JEANNIE HELEN BOMMER KALAMAZOO MICH 1976 ARIZONA ROGER CRUZ "you were the LOVE of my life !!!

  36. Vince Giraldi

    was listening to moondance a day ago and then this song just pop in my head. has been years since I herad it one of my favorite Bruce tunes

  37. Acoustic Shadow

    “Without Van, there is no...jazz soul of ‘Kitty’s Back’." -Bruce Springsteen, as quoted in his 2016 autobiography, BORN TO RUN. I can definitely hear some "Moondance" in "Kitty's Back". Both tunes are in my top whatever.

    craven morehead

    Acoustic Shadow Morrison was a big influence for the boss

    Dimitry Raskolnikov

    I don't remember reading that quote in, "Born to Run" Autobiography of Bruce. Do you have a page number? I'm sure you are correct, just would like to read it myself.

  38. Donald Leavy

    I used to tell my friends this guy is gonna b the best..... 1972... I was a big deal if ya heard him on the radio.....

  39. Mathew Kincaid

    2015 Ford Expedition

  40. Dale Andrews

    I first heard this on an FM station in Houston in the summer of '73, No one had even heard of Bruce Springsteen. I knew from that point he would take off - eventually. Actually, it took several years to get widely known.

    Donald Leavy

    Dale Andrews I said the same thing in 72-73 wasn't till after Born to run 75.. he went big time... nobody knew him 72-75 & a lot People didn't like him..

    joe jitsu

    The very first Bruce Springsteen song I ever heard was Thunder Road. It was at a concert. Tickets were $2. That's how unknown he was. The following week he was on the covers of Newsweek and Time magazines (Look it up).

  41. Wickedashtray

    My absolute favorite Bruce tune

    mellotronage

    Wickedashtray Was never a Bruce fan, grew up in NJ (Cherry Hill) and thought he was crap. Then, I was driving a truck one day in Tom's River in1990 and this
    puppy came on the radio.... Had to have this album immediately.....