Live 04 Oct 2008 version

Hey bus driver, keep the change, bless your children, give them names
Don't trust men who walk with canes
Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet
Broadway Mary, Joan Fontaine, advertiser on a downtown train
Christmas crier bustin' cane, he's in love again

Dock worker's dreams mix with panther schemes to someday own the rodeo
Tainted women in VistaVision perform for out-of-state kids at the late show

Wizard imps and sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Rex said that lady left him limp
Mm, love's like that
Queen of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
Take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival

And Mary Lou found out how to cope, she rides to heaven on a gyroscope
Daily News asked her for the dope
She said, "Man, the dope's that there's still hope"

Senorita, Spanish rose, wipes her eyes and blows her nose
Uptown in Harlem she throws a rose to some lucky young matador

Page last updated: 03 Oct 2010


The above lyrics are for the live 04 Oct 2008 performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA, during the first of the four Vote For Change events on which Bruce Springsteen appeared. The song was played solo on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Promotional poster for the 04 Oct 2010 election rally at Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

In 2008, Bruce Springsteen appeared on four election rallies for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. These election rallies were billed as "Vote For Change". Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and harmonica, Springsteen performed six to eight songs on each of the four rallies.

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Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).