ADAM RAISED A CAIN

Live 01 Sep 1999 version


One, two, three, four

The summer that I was baptized, my father held me to his side
As they put me to the water, he said how on that day I cried
We were prisoners of love, a love in chains
He was standin' in the door, I was standin' in the rain
With the same hot blood burning in our veins
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain

All of the old faces they ask you why you're back
They fit you with position and the keys to your dad's Cadillac
In the darkness of your room your mother calls you by your true name
You remember the faces, the places, the names
You know it's never over, it's relentless as the rain
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain

Yeahhh...
In the Bible, mamma, Cain slew Abel, East of Eden, now he was cast
You're born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else's past
Now
Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain
Now he walks these empty rooms looking for something to blame
You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain

Lost but not forgotten from the dark heart of a dream
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Raised a Cain
Whooaaaaaa
Whooaaaaaa - Say!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Yeah! Say!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Yeah! Yoohoo!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Say yeah! Say yeah!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Say yeah!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Say yeah! Say yeah!
(Whooaaaaaa) - Yiiiii!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Sep 1999 performance of ADAM RAISED A CAIN at MCI Center in Washington, DC, during The Reunion Tour.

Ticket stub for the 01 Sep 1999 show at MCI Center, Washington, DC
Ticket stub for the 01 Sep 1999 show at MCI Center, Washington, DC

Available Versions

List of available versions of ADAM RAISED A CAIN on this website:

ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Album version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Outtake version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 28 Feb 1988 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 28 Jun 1988 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 01 Jun 1993 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 11 Feb 1997 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 01 Sep 1999 version]
ADAM RAISED A CAIN [Live 19 Feb 2003 version]

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