Springsteen, Bruce - Meet Me In The City Lyrics




Hey girl I'm calling all stations
Blowing down the wire tonight
I'm singing through these power lines
And I'm running on time and feeling alright
Skipping over the currents in the air
Reaching to see if you're out there
Coming across your radio station
Calling out nation to nation
If you can hear me then say alright
And if you can, meet me in the city tonight

I was busted for feeling no pain
Charged with doing things I can't explain
Picked up for parole violation
Locked with the boys in the subway station
Handcuffed on the killing floor
Transmitting from behind these jailhouse doors
And if you're sick, if you're tired, if you're broken
Check the line, check the time, check the action, check the score
Come and get me if I ain't right,
But if I am, meet me in the city tonight!

Everybody's lost in romance
Do you feel the way I feel ohhh
I'm just searching girl
For the blood, for the bone, for the muscle, for what's real

I was busted for feeling no pain
Charged with doing things I can't explain
Picked up for parole violation
Locked with the boys in the subway station
I pushed my way through the hardened crowd
I shoved my way through the hardened crowd
Past the sign saying this is not allowed
To where someone standing straight is
Shouting out loud

Handcuffed to the jailhouse door
Transmitting from the gallow's floor
And if you're sick, if you're tired, if you're broken
Check the line, check the time, check the action, check the score
If you can holler then say alright
If you can holler then say alright
If you can holler then say alright
If you can holler then say alright
If you can holler then say alright, and if you can

Meet me in the city tonight! [x3]

In the city, meet me in the city tonight! [x4]





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Springsteen, Bruce Meet Me In The City Comments
  1. MannBrothersFilms

    THE BOSS!

  2. Claude Monete

    😃❤💙OK BRUCE VRIEND WE SEE US:) A COOL TIME 🍨🍹☕I INVITE 🌞🌈WILL BE AMAIZING TO MEET U😃👏👐✌❤💙💛

  3. Jack Dempster

    A classic rock tune, so driving and well written

  4. Aramis419

    Alright!!

  5. Ajay Dahl

    Born to run part deux

  6. Ethan Rewerts

    This is an OUTAKE he’s the GOAT

  7. mr pele

    Fantastic stuff , meet me in the city tonight !

  8. Trent Barrilleaux

    Bruce is a creep OG Meet me in the city here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuzNX4ZSbJc

  9. Fru Springsteen

    Brus du er best

  10. Voleibol Fan

    i don´t understand why Bruce doesn´t play this song here in Europe :( ...

    Andrea Volpin

    Voleibol Fan Milano 5 luglio 2016... :)

  11. Joseph m

    should have been on the album

  12. Natalie Costanza

    A "new" song from Bruce...love it. keep doing you, Boss!! we love you!

  13. Fabio Di Gianni

    Why didn't he put this track in the album? Is so fuckin beautiful. <3

  14. SageOftheSubway

    Taking my 16-year old daughter and 9-year old son to the show in Atlanta. Can. Not. Wait.

  15. Keith M

    Great song to open The River tour in Pittsburgh!

  16. Fabian Oliva

    muy bueno

  17. Steven Grieco

    great performance of this song on snl last month...

  18. Ilaria Pagani

    Thank you Boss for your amazing music which is part of my life!

  19. Ryuki Yamaguchi

    Damn!! When i heard this at SNL he perform i like this song!!

  20. Maria Pratiwi

    love it love it love it.. I love Bruce Springsteen forever!

  21. xMxH

    Wow this is a great tune!

  22. dukestreetking

    Love it , great melody, great lyrics. They were banging some killer grooves about back then. Bit of "night fire " going on . Sweet

  23. Akshay Kadam

    Awesome

  24. Jason Harshman

    if Bruce does the tour in early 2016 like expected I can picture this opening shows. Likely will make it's live debut on SNL.

  25. Chemas007 fer

    Bruce is the best

  26. Marco Bressan

    Superfantisco Bruce !!!
    finally new songs for everybody
    I love you forever
    thank you E street Band
    Wonderful BIG MAN

  27. victorprogamer

    Me encanta esta canción

  28. bigbadbrowne

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Bill Conway

    This song is absolutely incredible! Why were you hiding this masterpiece? Blown away!

    Luther Lee Boggs

    I liked the slower version when it was called Jackson Cage.

    Bill Conway

    Sounds nothing like Jackson Cage

    Luther Lee Boggs

    Clean your ears Bill.

    Bill Conway

    @Luther Lee Boggs LOL whatever you like what you like and I'll like what I like...

  30. Angus Mac

    Well, sounds like Bruce...but that's the best I can say about it.

    Sorry, but there's really nothing special or unique here.

  31. Emanuele Mariani

    Love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One hidden diamond

  32. Steve O

    This must be a rerecorded version of the song from 1980.

  33. Piotr Kubica

    New position in the charts of Polish Radio 3! Just voted :)

  34. meesalikeu

    Definitely 2015 voice, not River era voice. A shame Bruce can't just put out his actual tossed off music, that is what an outtake truthfully is or is supposed to be. This version is a contemporary re-imagined version of a River album outtake. Nothing wrong with that, but I wish they would release the Telegraph Hill Lost Masters originals as well. They could easily be made available as downloadable extras. These have bluffed or incomplete lyrics and mistakes or whatever, but many of the performances and vocals are much hotter. At least offer it just for comparison and for authenticity sake. I can appreciate wanting to put out a finished and polished product, but I'm afraid people will never know just how smoking hot this band really was with this often watered down rerecorded stuff and the modern old guy voice.

    Jake K

    I'm 100% certain the vocals are the only redone parts

    meesalikeu

    +Jake K It sounds like there is at least a little musical polishing up as well. At least as compared to the Lost Masters outtakes I have heard. Certainly its likely we haven't heard every take though, so it very well could be entirely original River era music.

  35. Zsuzsa Barodi

    Wow! imádom!

  36. Olle Rönn

    And if you're sick, If you're tired, If you're broken
    Check the line, Check the time, Check the action, Check the score


    FUCK Bruce why was this in the vault for so long?!?!?

  37. David Goldsholl

    another great song buried. Who else can bury great song for 35 years. No One.

  38. David Acevedo Alvaro

    I love this era so very grateful and eager to buy this but not a fan of rerecord ed lyrics. Looking forward for the pros hot Tempé show as I have already most of the rest

  39. N M Jr.

    soo happy best Springsteen and the E Street Band era! 9 yrs old i became a diehard wen this album dropped 35 yrs ago. the most NYC street cred album they ever made. SVZ is all over this masterpiece. ms Bruce Juice i heard it first from u. so happy bc us diehards know this only existed in pcs so finally it's here. Greatest album ever The River. thank u Bruce!!!

  40. johnnyM809

    Very much a song from the River era...yet another great song from the Mozart of rock

  41. Nella Crosiglia

    sentiamola senza stancarci..

  42. 1970borntorun

    Wow!!! This is the Bruce we all know and fell in love with !!! Rock & Roll Poetry, all charged up in Life's Romance, and the possible warm romance with a girl. Wrapped up in a great song/arrangement that only Bruce can kick out. I LOVE this song !! ♫♫

  43. Deanne Doyle

    Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce x

  44. Tancredi Bua

    It sounds like "Radio, Radio" by Elvis Costello & the Attractions (This Year's Model, 1978)

  45. lpgft

    Good stuff from the Boss. Hoping for 2016 US tour !!

  46. Eduardo Moro

    semplicemente The Boss

  47. lynn h

    Alright

  48. melody Nonya

    thank u for rocking me in 2015 .. sick of canned autotune.

  49. aguaplano26

    I meet you in my city , every night , brother Bruce.

  50. Diego García

    Very good. It's the energy from 80's album from Bruce, with the E Street Band on the top!!!

  51. johnnyM809

    Sounds like a cross between Roulette and All the way home...great stuff though.

  52. Alain Bruno

    Great song!

    isabel

    +Alain Bruno I like it too

    andreeaabro

    +Alain Bruno he has a good voice

    gelu4in

    +Alain Bruno agreed

  53. Christina Tambua

    THIS SONG IS TERRIBLE! You need to listen to artists like:
    YouMeAtSix
    Calvin Harris
    Lily Allen
    BringMeTheHorizon
    Shawn Mendes
    Melanie Martinez
    Chainsmokers
    Panic! at the disco
    Disclosure
    Example
    Wilkinson
    Ed Sheeran
    Ellie Goulding
    Justin Bieber
    Kanye West
    Miley Cyrus
    Taylor Swift
    Selena Gomez
    Big Sean
    Fetty Wap
    And many more....(let the hate comments begin)

    Christina Tambua

    @New Damage Yep

    Christina Tambua

    @Michael Smith I find it interesting how you're calling me the idiot, when you're the one that couldn't even notice the joke...

    Michael Smith

    +Christina Tambua if its a joke then you have my applause!

    CowsAreCanadian

    Funny joke

    smichelle65

    Ah...you almost got me, then I saw "Justin Bieber"--good one!

  54. Mark Rider

    l feel the spirit and fuel......nice.....

  55. Mark Rider

    awwh...yea, lam feeling this.....so great!

  56. claudiafernandes13

    It's wonderful!

  57. nittyranks

    Awesome. Danny and Roy

  58. abbie baker

    Alright

  59. hawkeye pierce

    This is going to be one fine collection!

  60. Bossladyone2

    Well ALL RIGHT then!!! All Right already. It sounds like Scooter' found his groove all right!!! all right!!!
    There will be Good Rockin in the City Tonight!!!

  61. riccarda90

    What a great song :)

  62. Horizonts

    hisssssss

  63. Michael Norman

    Missed you Boss!!

  64. A Wilson

    Greeeeaaat

  65. bobcharlotte

    Fucking love it... And it's a fucking OUTTAKE!!!! This man is the boss

    incub8

    +bobcharlotte I know, eh?!? I always say that I wish I could create stuff as good as his table scraps.

    bobcharlotte

    @incub8 Watching the intro to his Kennedy Center Honors.. Tears;)

    incub8

    +bobcharlotte . Ha! Great intro from Jon. When Jon Stewart was younger (pre-2000s), I thought he looked a lot like a young Bruce.

  66. Joseph Szkodzinski

    This should have made the album It's that good!!! Bruuuuccceee!!!

  67. osumarko

    This song is epic!!!

  68. Brian vaccaro

    Clarence!!

  69. Ed Kaz!

    Best Boss Era

  70. bram baert

    I hear All The Way Home

    darkness904

    +bram baert Blasphemy! (Unless you're talking about Spinal Tap's song...LOL)

  71. DPLtube

    1) Definitely "Blowin' down the wire"
    2) Definitely "Skippin' over the currents in the air"
    3) "For the BREATH, for the bone for the muscle for what's real"
    4) "Transmitting from the gallows (with an "s") floor"
    5) I think he's saying "I pushed my way through the HEART OF THE Crowd"

    Also at the end of the second (and fourth) verse, I'm thinking he might be saying "bored then" instead of "broken" which would carry the rhyme through: floor, doors, bored, score.

    DPLtube

    +DPLtube I also think he's saying "Past the sign that says this is not allowed" That is "I shoved my way through the heart of the crowd, past the sign saying 'this is not allowed' -- the way of someone standing straight and shouting out loud." This seems to make more linear sense.

  72. I'm Elisa

    ADORO.💖

  73. Chris B

    Great song! Is this a new vocal track recorded over the 80 stems? Kind of like what was done on the Darkness special edition a couple of years ago, I'm not a fan of Lucas returning to the Star Wars movies to touch them up but this I don't mind especially if the vocal track was incomplete or maybe lyrics not finalised this is great Bruce is revisiting these gems cleaning them up singing in that "River" period voice! Can't wait for this package.

  74. Highwaystarrr8

    A million times, yes!!!

  75. Peter London

    Prontiago bambelucca at Jubilee Clock zindambonco popalora, vizz Brucio Springsteenio on Harlesden Road High mit biggest E Street Topfannio, MGS Dave! Vot dayz of joy!

  76. vitordragon

    After seeing him singing the entire album at Madison Square Garden, the box set! Great! Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil.

  77. RP M.

    As always Bruce Springsteen makes my day, my life better. Thanks Boss!

  78. Tmammaca

    Brrrruuuuuuccccceeeeeee!!!!! Can't wait

  79. Buddy Castellitto

    Can't wait for this live in concert!

  80. fabio7970

    Bellissssimo!

  81. Timothy Keller Vandweller

    Great song!

  82. Gene Ferguson

    What a great song. Amazing that this is a bit of a throwaway to Springsteen and it's still great.

  83. Jerome998

    First time we're hearing Jake playing sax on a studio song right? Or is this an 70's outtake?

    Adam Kushner

    +Jerome998 Jake played sax on the studio version of American Skin (41 Shots).

    TetchedFlame

    +Jerome998 second what Adam said, and this is an 80s out-take that never made the cut

    chris durso

    Its Clarence I can easily tell. Jake and Clarence have different tones. Clarence you get a more powerful sax sound. While jake you get a medium sax sound.

  84. Giuseppe Ravenda

    old song but in my opinion bruce's voice is her 2015 voice..not 80's

    Niko Hans

    Its definitely re-recorded, just like most of The Promise was.

    Giuseppe Ravenda

    +Niko Hans yes, i agree.

    Twink

    +Giuseppe Ravenda
    Agreed, but it's still a great tune!

    Luca Invernizzi

    +Giuseppe Ravenda yes your opinion is correct

    Keith M

    +Giuseppe Ravenda Yah it does sound like his most current vocals.

  85. Dario Arnoldi

    sentire ancora clarence...

  86. MsNinjaA

    Yes! Så boka Ullevi 20016 nu.

    TheCrayzTM

    Håller med

    magnus sachs

    +MsNinjaA hell yeah

  87. Thea Janssen

    Yes..... Klink lekker!!!! I Love IT......

  88. The Wild & The Innocent

    *I* *took* *one* *for* *the* *team*..... *LYRICS* *BELOW*

    Hey girl i'm calling all stations
    Blowing down the (*widened* *night*/*wire* *tonight*)
    I'm singing through these power lines
    And i'm running on time and feeling alright
    Skipping over the curves in the air
    Reaching to see if you're out there
    Coming across your radio station
    Calling out nation to nation
    If you can hear me then say alright
    And if you can't, Meet me in the City Tonight

    I was busted for feeling no pain
    Charged with doing things i can't explain
    Picked up for parole violation
    Locked with the boys in the subway station
    Handcuffed on the killing floor
    Transmitting from behind these jailhouse doors
    And if you're sick, if you're tired, if you're broken
    Check the line, Check the time, Check the action, Check the score
    Come and get me if i ain't right, 
    But if i am, Meet me in the City Tonight!

    Everybody's lost in romance
    Do you feel the way i feel ohhh
    I'm just searching girl 
    For the (*blood*?), For the bone, For the muscle, For what's real

    *Bridge*
    *Sax* *Solo*...

    I was busted for feeling no pain
    Charged with doing things i can't explain
    Picked up for parole violation
    Locked with the boys in the subway station
    I pushed my way through the (*heartened*/*heart of the*) crowd
    I shoved my way through the (*heartened*/*heart of the*) crowd
    Past the sign saying this is not allowed
    The way someones standing straight
    Shouting out loud

    Handcuffed to the jailhouse door
    Transmitting from the gallow floor
    And if you're sick, If you're tired, If you're broken
    Check the line, Check the time, Check the action, Check the score
    If you can holler then say alright
    If you can holler then say alright
    If you can holler then say alright
    If you can holler then say alright
    If you can holler then say alright, and if you can't...

    (Meet me in the city tonight! x3)

    (In the city, meet me in the city tonight! x4)


    Probably a couple errors somewhere in there. Did the best i could.

    Twink

    +tosleepanddream It sounds like breath to me?? Not blood.

    Akshay Kadam

    Thanks buddy for lyrics

    Baron Moritani

    2015 voice.

    G P

    If you're sick, if you're tired' if you're BORED

    Emperor Romeo

    I think it's "Skipping over the *currents* in the air" in the fifth line.

  89. Mister Sarajevo

    Nice to see a "new" song without Tom Morello.

  90. Bruno Turci

    chorando

  91. Brunoribeiro Guedes

    adoro Bruce Springsteen muito bom!!! isso é Rock n Roll de verdade! faz a gente viver no tempo dos velhos tempos em que o Rock mandava nas disparadas do rádio.. saudade do tempo de Elvis Presley rei do Rock n Roll.. parabéns Bruce Springsteen muito bom..

  92. theDTYP

    OHHHHH MY GAAAAAWD NEW BRUCE STUFF!!!!!

  93. Ryan Summers

    Digging it — this has to be newly recorded vocals. All I need next is a tour announcement

  94. Donna Provancher

    Thank you, Boss! <3 I am so pumped over the new Collection! There's nobody on the Planet like Bruce Springsteen!

  95. sperb

    Aww yeeeeeee