Human Touch

Lyrics

by

Bruce Springsteen



You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip away
In the end what you don't surrender
Well the world just strips away

Girl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangers
Ain't gonna find no miracles here
Well you can wait on your blesses my darlin'
But I got a deal for you right here

I ain't lookin' for praise or pity
I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Ain't no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain't no bread from heavenly skies
Ain't nobody drawin' wine from this blood
It's just you and me tonight

Tell me, in a world without pity
Do you think what I'm askin's too much
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
Well it comes at a hard hard price
You can't shut off the risk and the pain
Without losin' the love that remains
We're all riders on this train

So you've been broken and you've been hurt
Show me somebody who ain't
Yeah, I know I ain't nobody's bargain
But, hell, a little touchup
and a little paint

You might need somethin' to hold on to
When all the answers, they don't amount to much
Somebody that you could just to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch

Baby, in a world without pity
Do you think what I'm askin's too much
I just want to feel you in my arms
Share a little of that Human Touch
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Give me a little of that Human Touch

Writer/s: RICK SPRINGFIELD
Universal Music Publishing Group
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but hell a little touch up and a little paint
- Timothy, Long Beach, NY
One of the best things of this song-- the lyrics.
- Nancy, Washington, DC
Believe it or not, this song was used in a scene from ABC's daytime soap, "All My Children," years ago. It was a seduction scene (surprise!) with former characters Dixie Martin and Brian Bodine. The song was used the one time and made me wonder why someone as big as Springsteen would lend(?) a song to a soap. Well, it made me remember it anyway...
- Nancy, Winnipeg, MB
I freakin' love this album. It is extremely underrated, though, as the previous person said. Also loved Lucky Town.
- Gene, San Diego, CA
Great song from a not so great album.
- Tommy, Balen, Belgium
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