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LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD



Early North Jersey industrial skyline
I'm an all-set cobra jet (1) creepin' through the night time
Gotta find a gas station, gotta find a payphone
This turnpike (2) sure is spooky at night when you're all alone

I'm living on the edge of the world
Tryin' to get my girl on the line
Livin' on the edge of the world
But I think it's just a waste of my time
Some jerk keeps breaking my connection, girl
'Cause I'm living on the edge of the world
Living on the edge of the world


Radio, radio, hear my tale of heartbreak
New Jersey in the morning like a lunar landscape
Got a counter girl at the Exit 24 HoJo
Down past the refinery towers where the great black river flows (3)

I'm living on the edge of the world
Tryin' to get back to you, girl
Living on the edge of the world
Tryin' to get a message through
I gotta make a connection, girl
Because I'm living on the edge of the world
Living on the edge of the world


Radio's jammed with gospel stations (4)
Lost souls callin' long distance salvation
Hey, mister deejay, gotta hear my last prayer
It's a hey, ho, rock and roll, deliver me from nowhere

I'm living on the edge of the world
Tryin' to get back to you, girl
Living on the edge of the world
Tryin' to get a message through
I gotta make some connection, girl
Because I'm living on the edge of the world
Living on the edge of the world


Now my boss don't dig me 'cause he put me on the night shift
It takes me two hours to get back to where my baby lives
In the wee wee hours my mind gets hazy (5)
Relay towers, won't you lead me to my baby
'Neath the overpass the trooper hits his party lights switch
Good night, good luck, one, two powershift

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NOTES

La chanson Living On The Edge Of The World partage la plus grande partie de ses paroles avec la chanson Open All Night, parue en 1982 sur l'album Nebraska.

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(1) La Cobra Jet est une série spéciale du modèle Ford Mustang, créé en 1968.

(2) Le New Jersey Turnpike est une route à péage qui traverse l'État du sud au nord. Cette route, une des plus empruntées des États-Unis, apparaît également dans les chansons Jungleland, Open All Night et State Trooper.

(3) Paroles croisées : "Down past the refinery towers where the great black rivers flow" est un vers apparaissant dans la chanson State Trooper ("Neath the refinery's glow / Out where the great black rivers flow")

(4) Paroles croisées : "Radio's jammed with gospel stations / Lost souls callin' long distance salvation / Hey mister deejay gotta hear my last prayer / It's a hey ho rock and roll, deliver me from nowhere" sont des vers apparaissant dans la chanson State Trooper ("Radio's jammed up with talk show stations" / "Hey, somebody out there / Listen to my last prayer / Hiho, silver-o / Deliver me from nowhere")

(5) Paroles croisées : "In the wee wee hours my mind gets hazy / Relay towers, won't you lead me to my baby" sont des vers apparaissant dans la chanson State Trooper ("In the wee wee hours / Your mind gets hazy / Radio relay towers / Lead me to my baby")


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