Unofficial studio version
Two, three, four
Well in Candy's room, there are pictures of her savior on the wall
But to get to Candy's room, you got to walk the darkness of Candy's hall
Strangers from the city call my baby's number, and they bring Candy toys
But when I come knocking she smiles pretty, she knows tonight I'm gonna be Candy's boy
Well in the olden days when the Mongolian gangs rode herd out on route nine
We go riding in the rain, running south, way down through the pines
Weekends in the sun in that cheap motel down by the Dynamo
We loved each other till their was nothing left, and drove that old car as hard and fast as she would go
Well I got a cold winter wind blowing behind me and you
But Candy's got a man who takes care of her better than I do
Well there's machines and there's fire waiting for us on the edge of town
And there's some boys for hire and they're waiting to blow me and Candy down
That's all right 'cause they can't touch us now, baby you'll see, 'cause you know I
But I know her, and I will forever be Candy's boy
Hmm hmm hmm, hmm hmm hmm ever, forever be Candy's boy
Let's do the intro
Hmm hmm hmm
The above lyrics are for one of two circulating studio takes of CANDY'S BOY. See the official studio version for more details.
This unofficial studio version of CANDY'S BOY can be found on several bootlegs, including The Lost Masters Vol. 02 (Labour Of Love) [track 07], The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 2 (Labour Of Love) [disc 1, track 07], The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records) [disc 1, track 13], and Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2: The Way (Scorpio) [track 05].
An edited version of this take, with the instrumental break before the last verse edited out, can also be found on several bootlegs, including The Lost Masters Vol. 03 (Labour Of Love) [track 11] and Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 3: The Promise (Scorpio) [track 08].
List of available versions of CANDY'S BOY on this website:CANDY'S BOY [Official studio version]