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“STAND ON IT” er en av disse litt ukjente Bruce Springsteen-låtene som i første omgang kun ble utgitt som B-side på en single, i dette tilfelle på “Glory Days”. Etter flere år kom den med på Springsteens samling “Tracks”. I 1986 fikk Mel McDaniel en hit med “STAND ON IT”, og det er dette arrangementet New Jordal Swingers’ versjon bygger på. “STAND ON IT” er rock’n’roll i beste Chuck Berry-stil, ikke minst i den hyperraske måten teksten spyttes ut på. NJS-versjonen er hentet fra en live-framføring på scenen fra ca. 1987 og ble utgitt på samlingen “NJS - LIVE!”. 

Stand On It

(Bruce Springsteen) 

Well, Jimmy Lee was hookin' 'round the far turn of a funky southern Florida dirt track

He had mud caked on his goggles and a screamin' 350 stacked up on his back

Well as he passed the stands he was feelin' all tuckered out

When through the roar of his engine he heard somebody shout

"Stand on it, come on boy, stand on it"

 

Mary Beth started to drift, she hit the shift but she just couldn't get a hand on it

Racin' Red Hill boys, she had the deed to the ranch and a grand on it

With eight grand blowin' hot on the red line

She blew past a hitchhiker out on Route 39

Shoutin’ "Stand on it, come on, boy, stand on it"

 

Well now when in doubt and you can't figure it out

Just stand on it

Well, if your mind's confused, you don't know what you're gonna do

You’d better stand on it

Well if you've lost control of the situation at hand

Go grab a girl, go see a rock-a-billy band

Stand on it

Come on boy, stand on it

 

Well now Columbus he discovered America even though he hadn't planned on it

He got lost and woke up one morning when he's about to land on it

He wouldn't of got out of Italy, man that's for sure

Without Queen Isabella standing on the shore

Shouting "Stand on it, come on boy, stand on it"

 

Well now when in doubt, you can't figure it out

Just stand on it

Well, if your mind's confused, you don't know what you're gonna do

You’d better stand on it

Well if you've lost control of the situation at hand

Go grab a girl, go see a rock’n’roll band

Stand on it

Come on boy, stand on it

 

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