CASTAWAY

Studio version


Baby's got on her music tonight
With her hair piled high she looks so right
And I will walk beneath the night
All I want is, is to be the one to try

And now castaway, castaway, tonight all night
I walking deep beneath your cries
I call your name, no answer comes
Why am I wondering, why have I come
Can you live alone, all alone

And now baby knows I'll be there tonight
To rest in my last night of this time
We'll lean to exit the beginning of
Trial by fire I don't know why
I want an answer baby why

Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da


Info

CASTAWAY is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and recorded during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town sessions. Springsteen's working title for this song was "The Ballad".

The above lyrics are transcribed from the only circulating version of CASTAWAY. It was recorded in June 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY. It's a very early take with far from finished lyrics and the audio quality of poor. It can be found on the Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 1: The Iceman (Scorpio) bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 1: The Iceman (Scorpio)
Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 1: The Iceman (Scorpio)

Live History

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

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's CASTAWAY.

Credits / References

Thanks 6String for the help with the lyrics.

Some of the above info about the studio recording is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of CASTAWAY on this website:

CASTAWAY [Studio version]

Page last updated: 24 Jan 2013