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Song title: Used Cars

Used Cars

My sister’s in the front seat with an ice cream cone
My ma’s in the black seat sittin’ all alone
As my pa steers her slow out of the lot
For a test drive down Michigan Avenue

Now, my ma, she fingers her wedding band
And watches the salesman stare at my old man’s hands
He’s telling us all about the break he’d give us
If he could, but he just can’t

Well if I could, I swear I know just what I’d do
Now, mister, the day the lottery I win
I ain’t ever gonna ride in no used car again

Now, the neighbors come from near and far
As we pull up in our brandnew used car
I wish he’d just hit the gas and let out a cry
Tell `em all they can kiss our asses goodbye

My dad, he sweats the same job from mornin’ to morn
Me, I walk home on the same dirty streets where I was born
Up the block I can hear my little sister
In the front seat blowin’ that horn

The sounds echoin’ all down Michigan Avenue
Now, mister, the day my numbers comes in
I ain’t ever gonna ride in no used car again

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First known live performance: 29/06/1984 Civic Center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/11/2005 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

Published on the solo album NEBRASKA, in 1982
Bruce inserted it 34 times in the setlists of the Born in the U.S.A. tour
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (08/11/1996 St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold,NJ ,USA)
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Devils and Dust tour (09/11/2005 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 17/11/2005 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
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