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"Jersey Girl" is a song composed and originally sung by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits from his 1980 album Heartattack and Vine. It subsequently became best known in a live version by Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s.

Waits wrote the song with his future wife Kathleen Brennan, who had been living in New Jersey. It's one of Waits' most tender songs, and captures a feeling of romantic longing despite its somewhat gritty details:

Down the shore everything's alright, You with your… read more

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Got no time for the corner boys,
Down in the street makin' all that noise,
Don't want no whores on eighth avenue,
Cause tonight I'm gonna be with…

Tom Waits - Jersey Girl Lyrics


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