Outtake version #1
Here on the street, I'm a-gettin' pushed 'round
Here on the street, I'm a-here gettin' put down
What do you want with me, you're looking at me right now
And I'm talkin' to you, baby
I don't give a damn for just some kiddin' 'round
Honey, I don't give a damn -- ah, you look fine
You know, you're a woman now
Well, I'm workin' at this plant way downtown
And you know me and my heart, we just can't keep it
Baby, you know that you're walkin' out on me
I'm talking to you, baby
Badlands, rip the world apart
Badlands, hurry up and let it start
(Badlands aren't good) And these badlands start treating you good
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Hurry up and try, try to take me
Girl, I'm walkin' by in the daytime
Honey, I'm walkin' by, and I don't care for you
Hey, now, I'm talking to you, baby
I don't give a damn, all your kiddin' 'round
Well, I don't care, well, that you look fine
I don't really care that you're all mine!
Yeah, how 'bout that, baby?
Yeah, I want your heart, if you can make it
And tell 'em if they want my heart, tell 'em to come around and take it
I'm waiting for my girl, and I wait for her tonight
I'll be waiting for my baby
Badlands, they'll tear your world apart, well
Badlands, they'll battle in your heart
(Badlands, ooh, ooh) Badlands are treating you good
Well, all right
Honey, it's worth a try, try and get down
Honey, won't you try, or I'm gonna turn around
Honey, won't you try, go on and take me down, honey
And I'm talking, baby
Baby, I'm tryin' so hard
And baby, just understand, checking out your part
And now, baby, my thing, well, it's just started
Baby, all I want, I want to listen to you:
Badlands, ripping out my heart
Badlands, oh, tear the world apart
(Badlands aren't good) Till these badlands are treating us good
Ah no, no, no, no, badlands
Ah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, badlands
La, la, la, la, la, la, badlands
No, no, no, no, no, no, badlands
Come on, now, girl!
The above lyrics are for a studio take of BADLANDS recorded in August 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY. It can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 3 (Labour Of Love), The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E Street Records), and Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2: The Way (Scorpio) bootlegs.
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.
Some of the above info about the studio recording is taken from Brucebase.
Some of the above lyrics might not be 100% correct. If you have any corrections or additional info, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.
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