Highway 29

I slipped on her shoe, she was a perfect size seven
I said "there's no smokin' in the store ma'am"
She crossed her legs and then
We made some small talk, that's where it should have stopped
She slipped me a number, I put it in my pocket
My hand slipped up her skirt, everything slipped my mind
In that little roadhouse On highway 29

It was a small town bank, it was a mess
Well I had a gun, you know the rest
Money on the floorboards, shirt was covered in blood
And she was cryin', her and me we headed south
On highway 29

In a little desert motel, the air it was hot and clean
l slept the sleep of the dead, I didn't dream
I woke in the morning washed my face in the sink
We headed into the Sierra Madres 'cross the borderline
The winter sun, shot through the black trees
I told myself it was all something in her
But as we drove I knew it was something in me
Something had been comin' for a long long time
And something that was here with me now
On highway 29

The road was filled with broken glass and gasoline
She wasn't sayin' nothin'', it was just a dream
The wind come silent through the windshield
All I could see was snow and sky and pines
I closed my eyes and I was runnin',
I was runnin' then I was flyin'
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Live history

"Highway 29" has been performed live a total of 134 times.
First known performance:
1995-11-21, New Brunswick, NJ
The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
Last known performance:
2005-11-08, Philadelphia, PA
Devils & Dust Tour

Release history

Total releases: 3
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad, album, 1995-11-21
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Bruce Springsteen, Dead Man Walkin', maxisingle, 1996
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18