"Thunder Road" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, and the opening track on his 1975 breakthrough album Born to Run. It is ranked as one of Springsteen's greatest songs, and often appears on lists of the top rock songs of all time.
The lyrics to "Thunder Road" describe a young woman named Mary, her boyfriend, their hopeless lives and their "one last chance to make it real." Thematically, it reads…
The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays, Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only