Point Blank


by Bruce Springsteen
You used to say your prayers little darling
When you'd go to bed at night
Praying that tomorrow everything will be alright
But tomorrows fall in number, in number, one by one
You wake up and you're dying, you don't even know what from
Well they shot you point blank, you've been shot in the back
Point blank, you're a fool this time little girl, that's a fact
Right between the eyes, oh baby, point blank
Right between the pretty lies that they tell

Bm - - - / - - - > / G - - - /   / A - - - /   / F#m - - - / F# - - - // repeat throughout

You grew up where young girls they grow up fast
You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked
But what they asked baby wasn't right, you didn't have to live that life
And I was going to be your Romeo
And you were going to be my Juliet
These days you don't wait on Romeos
You wait on that welfare check
And all the pretty little things you can have
And all the promises that always end up point blank
Shot between the eyes, oh, point blank
Like little white lies you tell to ease the pain
You're walking in the sights, oh point blank
And it's one false move, and baby the lights go out

Once I dreamed we were together again, baby you and me
Back home in those old clubs, the way we used to be
We were standing at the bar and it was hard to hear
The band was playing loud and you were shouting something in my ear
You pulled my jacket off and as the drummer counted four
You grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor
Just stood there and held me and you started dancing slow
As I pulled you tight I swore I'd never let you go
But I saw you last night down on the avenue
Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you
You were standing in the doorway out of the rain
You didn't answer when I called out your name
You just turned then you looked away
Like just another stranger waiting to be thrown away
Point blank, right between the eyes
Wow, point blank, right between the pretty little eyes
You fell point blank, you were shot straight through the heart
Ya, point blank, you were twisted up to become just another part of it
Point blank, you're walking in the sights
Point blank, you're living one false move, just one false move away
... Caught you in the sights
Point blank, you forgot how to love, girl you forgot how to fight
... They must have shot you in the head
'Cause point blank, bang bang, baby you're dead...

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