Bruce Springsteen
Lyrics to For You

Princess cards she sends me with her regards
barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard
Wounded deep in battle, I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile. Iíll stand on file, sheís all I ever wanted.

But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
you wouldnít even give me time to cover my tracks,
You said, "Hereís your mirror and your ball and jacks."
But theyíre not what I came for, and Iím sure you see that too
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free.

Crawl into my ambulance, your pulse is getting weak,
reveal yourself all now to me girl while youíve got the strength to speak
Cause theyíre waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks
But I could give it all to you now if only you could ask.
And donít call for your surgeon even he says itís too late
Itís not your lungs this time, itís your heart that holds your fate
Donít give me money, honey, I donít want it back
you and your pony face and your union jack
well take your local joker and teach him how to act
I swear I was never that way even when I really cracked
Didnít you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
you could laugh and cry in a single sound.

And your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god

You were not quite half so proud when I found you broken on the beach
Remember how I poured salt on your tongue and hung just out of reach
And the band they played the homecoming theme as I caressed your cheek
They ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leech.
But that medal you wore on your chest always got in the way
like a little girl with a trophy so soft to buy her way
We were both hitchhikers but you had your ear tuned to the roar
of some metal-tempered engine on an alien, distant shore
So you, left to find a better reason than the one we were living for
and itís not that nursery mouth I came back for,
Itís not the way youíre stretched out on the floor
cause Iíve broken all your windows and Iíve rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores
And you should know thatís true...

I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free.