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For You - Bruce Springsteen

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I am looking for a song that came out around the mid 70's to early 80's. It is sung by a male group about a girl. The only lyrics I know go somthing like, "They're coming to take you belleview". The beginning of the song sounds a lot like the beginning of Jane by Jefferson Airplane. I know this isn't much to go on but I can't remember anymore of the lyrics. I haven't heard the song is years.

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For You by Bruce Springsteen?

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, I'll stand on file, she's 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 wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks

You said, "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks"

But they're not what I came for, and I'm sure you see that too

(CHORUS) 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 you've got the strength to speak

'Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks

But I could give it all to you now, if only you could ask

And don't call for your surgeon, even he says it's too late

It's not your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate

Don't give me my money, honey, I don't 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

Didn't 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

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Great tune. I have always liked Manfred Mann's versions of Springsteen's songs better than Springsteen's. Mann could put the lyrics into a recognizable meter, while Bruce just wrote everything down, whether it scanned or not.

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