ADAM RAISED A CAIN

Outtake version


In the summer that I was baptized, my father held me to his side
And later as I grew older, he'd tell me how on that day I cried
We were prisoners of love, a love in chains
He was standing in the door, I was standing in the rain
With the same hot blood burning in our veins
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)

All of the old faces ask you why you're back
And they fit you with position and the keys to your daddy's Cadillac
Well in the darkness of your own room your mother calls you by your true name
She knows you didn't come back to join their little games
You remember the faces, you remember the names
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)

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

Lost but not forgotten from the dark heart of a dream
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain (yeah)
Adam raised a Cain
(Whooaaaaaa)
(Whooaaaaaa)
(Whooaaaaaa)
(Whooaaaaaa)
[fades out]


Info

The above lyrics are an outtake version of ADAM RAISED A CAIN recorded in August 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY. This version featured some different lyrics from the album version, most notably the lines "And later as I grew older, he'd tell me how on that day I cried", "She knows you didn't come back to join their little games", and "Now he haunts these empty rooms rattling these chains".

This outtake version of ADAM RAISED A CAIN can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 3 (Labour Of Love) and The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 1 (Labour Of Love) bootlegs.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 3 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 3 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 1 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 1 (Labour Of Love)

Credits

Thanks Martin for the lyrics corrections.

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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