Freehold (Springsteen Bruce)

I was born right here on Randolph Street in Freehold Here right behind that big red maple in Freehold I went to school right here Got laid and had my first beer Here in Freehold Well, my folks all lived and worked right here in Freehold I remember running up the street past the convent to the church in Freehold Chased my daddy down in these bars First fell in love with this guitar Here in Freehold I had my first kiss at the YMCA canteen on a Friday night Maria Espinoza baby where are you tonight You were thirteen but way ahead of your time I walked home with a limp but I felt just fine That night in Freehold Well now the girls at Freehold Regional yeah they all looked pretty fine I had my heart broken at least half a dozen times I wonder if they miss me if they still get the itch Would they have dumped me if they knew I'd strike a rich Straight out of Freehold Well, a lot of good folks gave us kids a hand in Freehold When we started up our rock and roll band in Freehold Yeah we learned pretty quick how to rock I'll never forget the feeling of that first five bucks in my pocket That I earned in Freehold Well, I got outta here hard and fast in Freehold Everybody wanted to kick my ass back then in Freehold Well if you were different or black or brown It was a pretty redneck town Back in Freehold Well, now something broke my daddy's back in Freehold He left for thirty years he'd never come back 'cept once he drove from California in just three days Called my relatives some dirty names And pulled straight out of Freehold Now he?s there by the highway buried in the dirt His ghost flippin? the bird to everybody in Freehold Well my sister got pregnant at seventeen in Freehold Back then people they could be pretty mean Ah honey you had a rough road to go now you ain't made of nothin' but soul I love you more than you'll ever know We both survived Freehold Well my buddy Mike he's the mayor now in Freehold I remember when we had a lot more hair in Freehold I left and swore I'd never walk those streets again Jack Now all I can say is Holy shit I'm back Back in Freehold Well I read something in the papers a few weeks ago that was pretty funny The town council is debating whether to put up a statue of me in my home town But it cost too much money Well I?d like to thank the town council my friends For saving me from humiliation and displaying the good hard common sense We learned in Freehold Well, this summer everything was green Rode my kids on the fire engine through the streets of Freehold I bored 'em with where dad was born and raised And first felt the sun on his face In Freehold Well I still got a lot of real good friends back there And I can usually find a free beer somewhere With free dinners I am blessed Should I go crazy, blow all my money, hit the tabloids Become fodder for moronic talk shows and turn my life into a complete fuckin? mess Well, at least I'll never go hungry I guess In Freehold I got a good Catholic education in Freehold Led to an awful lot of masturbation in Freehold Well Father it was just something I did for a smile Hell I still get a good one off once in a while And dedicate it to Freehold Don't get me wrong, I ain't puttin' anybody down In the end it all just goes and comes around In my hometown back in Freehold