DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

Unofficial studio version


Well, they're still racing out at the speedway
That blood it never burned in her vein
And I hear she's got a house up in Fairview
And a style she's trying to maintain
Whoa!

Well, if she wants to see me
Tell her that I'm easily found
Tell her there's a spot out 'neath Abram's Bridge
And tell her there's a darkness on the edge of town
There's a darkness on the edge of town

Well, now some folks are born into a good life
And other folks get it anyway anyhow
Every day ??? I lost my wife
It don't seem to make no difference now

Well I can't stand to make a big move
I said I ??? make that big move now
So I pack 'em right, tonight we're gonna take 'em all down
In the darkness on the edge of town
In the darkness on the edge of town

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Well, tonight we'll be on that hill 'cause they can't stop
I'll be on that hill with everything that they got
Lives on the line, dreams found and lost
I'll be there on time and we'll pay the cost
For wanting things that can only be found
In the darkness on the edge of town
In the darkness on the edge of town

Whoaaa


Info

The above lyrics are for a studio take of DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN recorded either in June 1977 or March 1978. See the album version for more details about the studio sessions.

This is an unfinished version featuring an alternative arrangement and some lyrics that vary from those of the album version. It can be found on several bootlegs, including The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records) [disc 2, track 12] and Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 3: The Promise (Scorpio) [track 15].

Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 3: The Promise (Scorpio)
Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 3: The Promise (Scorpio)

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DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Album version]
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