Henry Boy lyrics

They broke your toys this morning, henry
Rode your board right into dust
Surrounded you with strangers who you could not trust
And then they had the gall
To write your name up on the girls room wall
And send you out to maria
Who spoke of babies and all
And wanted to shoot your joy
Its a hard world when youre the new kid in town
Aint it, henry boy

Well the north side is for diamond-studded woman
Subtly selling their wares
And the west side is for debutantes
And would be millionaires
Oh the east side is for lost boys
Who know their moves too well
The south side is for gamblers, henry boy
The train stops once for hell
Its a hard world when theyre forcing you
To live your life out on broadway
But henry Im sure youre gonna like it well

The constellation she points to gate eleven
Thats where you got your connections
Let me take a look inside my magic book
I dont think youre beyond my inventions
Oh these doctors appendages Im giving you for wings
Im sure itll meet the occasion
Im gonna mix you some magic, youll spittin sparks
And ready for the invasion

Oh and the milky ways a trip for dippers
They saw ya coming a mile away
In the amusement park youll get clipped by rippers
Hiding behind candy cades
In the alleyway youll get ripped by strippers
All who know your name
In the stalls sit the soldier-boy kisserson leave for just a day
And henry couldnt take it
Hes gonna be a submariner
Riding underground for the pope
Gonna stand on the corner of broadway
And scream: up scope

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What do you think is the meaning of Henry Boy by Bruce Springsteen?