Bruce Springsteen Youngstown Lyrics



Youngstown Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

  • Here in northeast Ohio
  • Back in eighteen-o-three
  • James and Dan Heaton
  • Found the ore that was linin' Yellow Creek
  • They built a blast furnace
  • Here along the shore
  • And they made the cannonballs
  • That helped the Union win the war
  • Here in Youngstown
  • Here in Youngstown
  • My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
  • Here darlin' in Youngstown
  • Well my daddy worked the furnaces
  • Kept 'em hotter than hell
  • I come home from 'Nam worked my way to scarfer
  • A job that'd suit the devil as well
  • Taconite coke and limestone
  • Fed my children and make my pay
  • Them smokestacks reachin' like the arms of God
  • Into a beautiful sky of soot and clay
  • Here in Youngstown
  • Here in Youngstown
  • Sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
  • Here darlin' in Youngstown
  • Well my daddy come on the Ohio works
  • When he come home from World War Two
  • Now the yard's just scrap and rubble
  • He said "Them big boys did what Hitler couldn't do."
  • These mills they built the tanks and bombs
  • That won this country's wars
  • We sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam
  • Now we're wondering what they were dyin' for
  • Here in Youngstown
  • Here in Youngstown
  • My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
  • Here darlin' in Youngstown
  • From the Monongahela valley
  • To the Mesabi iron range
  • To the coal mines of Appalachia
  • The story's always the same
  • Seven hundred tons of metal a day
  • Now sir you tell me the world's changed
  • Once I made you rich enough
  • Rich enough to forget my name
  • And Youngstown
  • And Youngstown
  • My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
  • Here darlin' in Youngstown
  • When I die I don't want no part of heaven
  • I would not do heaven's work well
  • I pray the devil comes and takes me
  • To stand in the fiery furnaces of hell


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