4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - original studio version

August 9, 1973

Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Sparkin' an empty light in all those lonely faces reachin' up like bandits in the sky
Down in the town the Circuit's full of switchblade lovers so fast, so shiny, so sharp
As the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers on the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York virgins by the score

And Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us, this pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight, for I may never see you again, hey, Sandy, girl
My, my, baby

Now, the greasers, ah, they tramp the streets or get busted for sleeping on the beach all night
Them boys in their high heels, ah, Sandy, their skins are so white
And me, I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades, bangin' them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they all promise to unsnap their jeans
And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And they kept me spinnin', babe, didn't think I'd ever get off

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
This pier lights our carnival life on the water
Runnin', laughin' 'neath the boardwalk, ah, with the boss's daughter
I remember, Sandy, girl
Na, na, na, na, na, baby

Now, Sandy, them northern angels lost their desire for us
I spoke with them last night, they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
Still, when the weather gets hot, they ride that crazy road down from heaven on their Harleys every season they come and they go
Dressed like stars in all them cheap little seaside bars, they're parked with their babies out on the Kokomo
And the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
Just goes to show, babe
This boardwalk life is through

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
Oh, the pier life, it drags on and on forever
Ah, love me tonight, girl, I promise I'll love you forever
Hey, Sandy, girl
Na, na, na, na, na, baby
Oh, Sandy, girl
Na, na, baby

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License