BREAK OUT

Unofficial studio version #1


One two, a one two three yeah

Down in an empty heaven
In the once and only promised land
Down where they're working with every da da da da da
Da da da da da
Down where they're da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da

Break out, da da da da da, gonna break out babe if you can
Break out, out little girly da da da da da
Ah yeah-hey

Ah yeah-hey

Break out, out little girly, won't you break out babe if you can
Break out, out little child, on the way to the promised land

Down in an empty heaven
Da da da da da way to the promised land
Down where they're workin' da da da da da
Da da da da da
Down in da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da

Break out, out little children, wanna breakout babe if you can
Break out, out little child on the way to the promised land
Break out, out little girly, gonna breakout tonight if you can
Break out, out little girly on the way to the promised land
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, out little girly
Break out, hey!


Intro

BREAK OUT is a Darkness On The Edge Of Town studio outtake that has not been officially released. It is related to BADLANDS, PROVE IT ALL NIGHT, and FRANKIE. These similarities are more apparent in unofficial studio version #2.

BREAK OUT is also known in among collectors under the title ALL NIGHT LONG.

Circulating Studio Versions

Two studio takes of BREAK OUT have been circulating on bootlegs. An early "rough workout" take with very bluffed lyrics was recorded in September 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY. The above lyrics are for that version.

A "more developed" take with nearly finished lyrics was likely recorded shortly afterwards at The Record Plant in New York City, NY. See unofficial studio version #2 for more details.

Bootleg Releases

This unofficial studio version #1 of BREAK OUT can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 3 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.

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

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed BREAK OUT live.

Covers

No artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's BREAK OUT.

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for this version's lyrics help.

Info about the studio recording of this song is taken from Brucebase.

Request

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Available Versions

List of available versions of BREAK OUT on this website:

BREAK OUT [Unofficial studio version #1]
BREAK OUT [Unofficial studio version #2]

Page last updated: 09 Nov 2010