Bruce Springsteen - If I Was The Priest (Official Audio)

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Lyrics:
There's a light on yonder mountain
And it's callin’ me to shine
There's a girl over by the water fountain
And she's askin’ to be mine
And Jesus is standin’ in the doorway
In a buckskin jacket, boots and spurs so fine
He says, “We need you son tonight up in Dodge City'
’Cause there's just too many outlaws tryin’ to work the same line”
Now if Jesus was a sheriff and I was the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
If Papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
There's still too many bad boys tryin’ to work the same line
Well sweet Virgin Mary runs the Holy Grail saloon
For a nickel she’ll give you whiskey and a personally blessed balloon
And the Holy Ghost is the host with the most, he runs the burlesque show
Where they’ll let you in for free and they hit you when you go
Mary serves Mass on Sunday and then she sells her body on Monday
To the bootlegger who pays the highest price
He don't know he got stuck with a loser, she's a stone junkie what’s more she’s a user
She's only been made once or twice by some kind of magic
If Jesus was a sheriff and I was the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line
There's still too many outlaws tryin’ to work the same line
Well things ain't been the same in heaven since big bad Bobby came to town
He's been known to down eleven, then ask for another round
Me, I’ve got scabs on my knees from kneeling way too long
It’s about time I played the man and took a stand where I belong
Forget about the old friends and the old times
There's just too many new boys tryin’ to work the same line
If Jesus was a sheriff and I were the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
And Papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
There's just too many outlaws tryin’ to work the same line
Well there's a light on yonder mountain
And it's callin’ me to shine
There's a girl over by the water fountain
She's asking to be mine
Jesus is standin’ in the doorway
Six guns drawn and ready to fan
Said, “We need you son tonight up in Dodge City"
I told him I was already overdue for Cheyenne
If Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line
There's still too many bad boys tryin’ to work the same line
If Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
And Papa rode shotgun on the Fargo line
There's still too many bad boys tryin’ to work the same line
If Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest
#BruceSpringsteen #LetterToYou #IfIWasThePriest

Reacties

  1. EricDavidFloyd

    EricDavidFloydDag geleden

    You can hear the influence of Bob in this song as well as in Song for the Orphans. Bruce has so many tools in his box when it comes to story telling and connecting a person to the subject. The picture painted is beautiful. Thanks Bruce.

  2. Gabriel Fragueiro

    Gabriel Fragueiro2 dagen geleden

    Genio

  3. Barbara Nitsche

    Barbara Nitsche3 dagen geleden

    LETTER TO YOU --- I do love your new album . Thanks from heart , dear Bruce Springsteen .

  4. István Lukács

    István Lukács4 dagen geleden

    i am 50 years old from hungary and a fan still 1984. me and my friend made a fanzine..."cadillac ranch"

  5. Kévin Guinot

    Kévin Guinot5 dagen geleden

    He's the Boss... Forever and ever more ! Finding myself in his songs. Thank you so much Mr Springsteen !

  6. Clarence Dixon

    Clarence Dixon5 dagen geleden

    Love the Song ❤️💙✨✨✨🌟🌟😍😃🤓

  7. Kalp Kumud Kumar

    Kalp Kumud Kumar5 dagen geleden

    Like a 71 year old scotch of fine taste !!!!!

  8. Jessie Bunyak

    Jessie Bunyak7 dagen geleden

    Sittin' in nowheresville, doin nothin', feelin' rather despondent. Shit man, play the Boss and somehow the future seems bearable. Thanks for the post. Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

  9. Bradley Pettett

    Bradley Pettett8 dagen geleden

    Cant wait to see this live x

  10. Paul Tatara

    Paul Tatara8 dagen geleden

    It sounds like a cross between Dylan and early Elton John. Great performance, especially on a 50 year-old song!

  11. Richard Block

    Richard Block11 dagen geleden

    This is the Springsteen of old, but a bit overproduced. Still great.

  12. John Jeffords

    John Jeffords15 dagen geleden

    Brilliant

  13. Ana Martinez Solla

    Ana Martinez Solla20 dagen geleden

    Un católico nunca deja de serlo. Mal que nos pese. Qué belleza, Bruce. You're great. Forever.

  14. Samuel Collins

    Samuel Collins20 dagen geleden

    #OneMinuteYourHere #LetterToYou #BurningTrain #JaneyNeedsAShooter #LastManStanding #ThePowerOfPrayer #HouseOfAThousandGuitars #Rainmaker #IfIWasThePriest #Ghosts #SongForOrphans #IllSeeYouInMyDreams Tracklist for the #LetterToYou Album by #BruceSpringsteen & #TheEStreetBand _____________________________________________ Order it now: brucespringsteen.lnk.to/LTY _____________________________________________ Follow Bruce Springsteen: Facebook: BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/followFI​ Twitter: BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/followTI​ Instagram: BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/followII​ Website: BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/followWI​ NLpush: Springsteen.lnk.to/ytYD​ Spotify: BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/followSI​

  15. Julie Lach

    Julie Lach25 dagen geleden

    ❤️

  16. Kevin Menkhus

    Kevin Menkhus27 dagen geleden

    Like his music, don't want to hear his political beliefs!!

  17. Begoña Alvarez

    Begoña Alvarez27 dagen geleden

    He is the past, the present and the future of the rock, and overall the boss of the music. Now and forever Bruce, I love your lyrics and this fantastic music. Stay always with us.

  18. Sandler Cruise

    Sandler Cruise28 dagen geleden

    10/10 song.

  19. ThePaschin

    ThePaschin28 dagen geleden

    Мы умираем красиво!!!!!!

  20. joseph roberts

    joseph roberts28 dagen geleden

    Love, love, this song! One of my favorite on the album. Keep going strong, Bruce!

  21. ThePaschin

    ThePaschin28 dagen geleden

    Колосаль!

  22. Valdenora Maria Nascimento Cruz

    Valdenora Maria Nascimento Cruz29 dagen geleden

    JESUS CUIDE SEMPRE DESSA VOZ AMO MUITO

  23. Henrique verza

    Henrique verzaMaand geleden

    Linda musica!

  24. Pat Early

    Pat EarlyMaand geleden

    Bruce rocks! God bless everyone

  25. Kathleen Omeara

    Kathleen OmearaMaand geleden

    Thanks to all front line workers, health staffs Never forget those we loss to this Covid virus. 😢

  26. Wiggal0908

    Wiggal0908Maand geleden

    Boss forever! Toller Song!

  27. dominique clément

    dominique clémentMaand geleden

    Hi.Boss.!.My.préfered.with.Letter.To.You.!!!

  28. Paul Fredericks

    Paul FredericksMaand geleden

    Wow! Rearranged obscure classic... Bruce!!!!

  29. Willett Mary

    Willett MaryMaand geleden

    Attests to his pure genuine talent to pen those lyrics when he was just barely out of his "boyhood" 💕

  30. Xx Bearly Awake xX

    Xx Bearly Awake xXMaand geleden

    160 dislikes im wondering why i love the track??

  31. Nick Carlson

    Nick CarlsonMaand geleden

    The story goes that when Bruce was auditioning for John Hammond Bruce played this song and while Hammond thought Springsteen was originally Jewish or something, one he heard this tune he knew Bruce was Catholic (spoiler alert: he is)

  32. carmen daza

    carmen dazaMaand geleden

    🇨🇴🇺🇸🤗💞❤💕💞🤗🇺🇸🇨🇴

  33. Chris Davis

    Chris DavisMaand geleden

    Just when I think the well is dry...

  34. Patrick Sexton

    Patrick SextonMaand geleden

    Awesome song

  35. Jose Antonio Fernandez de Cordoba

    Jose Antonio Fernandez de Cordoba2 maanden geleden

    It's Bruce!

  36. Roberto Quintanilla

    Roberto Quintanilla2 maanden geleden

    the biggest masterpiece of the last two decades

  37. Disco Magic Band

    Disco Magic Band2 maanden geleden

    The one and only!🎸

  38. Don Blake

    Don Blake2 maanden geleden

    Great song!

  39. aliasdyln33

    aliasdyln332 maanden geleden

    Wow! There's really nothing like a younger (early 1970's) Bruce Springsteen venturing to write and sing like an older (1960's) Bob Dylan, for us to enjoy better during our Corona-Virus 2020's. Chimes of Freedom flashing!

  40. Alex

    Alex2 maanden geleden

    God bless people of this world, just a kind of tragedy

  41. Alex

    Alex2 maanden geleden

    Each one of us is a priest of its life while God is launching the dices

  42. D J the SUPERSTRAIGHT

    D J the SUPERSTRAIGHT2 maanden geleden

    YOU ALLREADY ARE A PRIEST...A SATANIC ONE

  43. Alex

    Alex2 maanden geleden

    The Boss :) 6:52 of pleasure, a little short :) I would have well taken 2 minutes more to finish the guitar solo... :)

  44. Penny

    PennyMaand geleden

    If you watch the documentary on the making of this album it’s Little Steven playing the guitar solo at the end.

  45. Alex

    Alex2 maanden geleden

    ouhh! :) Great! this beginning... voice and guitar... There's a light on yonder mountain. Piano, guitar solo a little short which lost itself in the end of the song, drums, harmonica, brilliant...

  46. Antonella Bruni

    Antonella Bruni2 maanden geleden

    una canzone bellissima !

  47. guitarman

    guitarman2 maanden geleden

    B=Brilliant, O= Outstanding, S= Superb, S=Soulful. . It's Bruce the BOSS🎸🎸🎸🎸🌎🙏👍👍👍👍 thank God i saw him live once back in Norway in 2012. The wrecking ball tour. Greatest consert. EVER🎸🎸🎸🎸

  48. guitarman

    guitarman2 maanden geleden

    Amazing song 🎸🎸🎸🎸🌎🙏👍👍👍👍👍

  49. Sara RN

    Sara RN2 maanden geleden

    I can only dream of hearing this live, front and center with warm weather and surrounded by good people. I pray that day comes soon, this album is breathtaking for me. It hits on so many emotions I didn't know I had. But I wouldn't expect anything else from Bruce and E-Street. ♥️♥️🎶✌🏻

  50. Kk Oo

    Kk Oo2 maanden geleden

    Amazing after all these years THEY can still do it

  51. Tereza de Jesus Toledano Rodrigues

    Tereza de Jesus Toledano Rodrigues2 maanden geleden

    The best....great music

  52. Brian vaccaro

    Brian vaccaro2 maanden geleden

    New favorite song

  53. MvdN72

    MvdN722 maanden geleden

    I just cannot stand radio stations that play the same songs over and over again each day. But I played this song probably for the 10th time today... Whats wrong with me? It’s fantastic!

  54. ery1958

    ery19582 maanden geleden

    i just turned 63 i have been listening to Bruce since I was 14 -- I found myself back then turning the volume up and still do today he is on the top of a list of the great ones

  55. Leo W

    Leo W2 maanden geleden

    Every time I listen to this album I find a new favorite song

  56. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Yr are good gay

  57. Conceição Maria

    Conceição Maria2 maanden geleden

    Maravilhoso 🤗😘🕊

  58. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Trumpin must go to jail. Isoveli you my bb

  59. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    How we can be happiest people without you

  60. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Here is much snow

  61. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    There is a boy..........bruce

  62. Mike Minahan

    Mike Minahan2 maanden geleden

    Obie and me in 2009 listening to a version of this she recorded in the 70's. I had no idea. I miss her.

  63. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I love you Bruce

  64. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I like you

  65. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    You are beautiful

  66. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Yoy

  67. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I cant drink whiskey

  68. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I have 4 broters but you are the only One

  69. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Do not forget Me

  70. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    We are freiends

  71. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    God is everything

  72. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I love You

  73. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I belive

  74. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    My brother

  75. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    My Bruce

  76. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    You can

  77. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩👟🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩

  78. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    You shine

  79. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Plese come to Finland

  80. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    My Boss

  81. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    You , and iam alive

  82. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    You just like me

  83. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    Be mybrother

  84. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    He isgood Man

  85. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala2 maanden geleden

    I can love in Finland

  86. Loris Zatachetto

    Loris Zatachetto2 maanden geleden

    harmonica on this song it's just like another jewel on an already precious crown! thank you for this magic Bruce!

  87. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  88. Joshua Lowe

    Joshua Lowe2 maanden geleden

    With Western Stars album and now Letters to You, o never thought I would live long enough for Springsteen to be more country than country radio. I love it.

  89. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  90. Tereza de Jesus Toledano Rodrigues

    Tereza de Jesus Toledano Rodrigues2 maanden geleden

    I love....love....love....music...the best

  91. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  92. Glenn Murray

    Glenn Murray2 maanden geleden

    Always

  93. Xrysoula Chairopoulou

    Xrysoula Chairopoulou2 maanden geleden

    thank you from the bottom of my hard you make my days better since I was 17 years old

  94. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  95. Barbara Morris

    Barbara Morris2 maanden geleden

    My mom sometime in 1985 or 86 listening to Bruce in the car. “This man has a good voice, he’s going to go somewhere.” Yes mom, he’s the boss.

  96. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  97. GRIFFTER

    GRIFFTER2 maanden geleden

    Amazing

  98. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  99. יונתן קוריאל

    יונתן קוריאל2 maanden geleden

    A living proof. bruce is a legnd.

  100. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  101. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala3 maanden geleden

    You are a person

  102. Ulla Knookala

    Ulla Knookala3 maanden geleden

    I love for You

  103. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  104. Ines Foster

    Ines Foster3 maanden geleden

    Las estrellas brillan en la oscuridad, en tiempos dificiles Bruce sigue brillando

  105. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  106. Paul Marasa

    Paul Marasa3 maanden geleden

    Saw him for the first time live in 1974. This album erases the years.

  107. Penny

    Penny3 maanden geleden

    That voice, listening since 73’. Loved him when I first saw him in 78’, love him now.

  108. Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce SpringsteenMaand geleden

    Thanks for the love and support you showered on me, it's been a wonderful year having fans like solidly behind me This is just a private page for talking to close friends and families because I get thousands on messages on my official page and important messages get loss in there and this is my way of saying thank you to the people who brought me this far. I hope you never stop listening to my music.. you seem to be a very nice person from you comment... Do you have a big heart? Are you honest and caring, loving person.. If yes I will like to know more about you through my private tour mobile number.. text me there +13072758972. if you are not in US message me on Whatsapp message me on WhatsApp if you wanna do video call with me +13072758972 .God bless you⏏️⏏️......

  109. Frederick Nelson

    Frederick Nelson3 maanden geleden

    Sat on this 45..50 yrs.. wow.. a great fn song

  110. Marlon-Merlin

    Marlon-Merlin3 maanden geleden

    He is the Boss, the BEST

  111. TANNER

    TANNER3 maanden geleden

    🎸🎤👍