FADE TO BLACK

Acoustic demo #4


Sunday matinée in a one-dog town
You're two seats away, I move two seats down
Wipe the tears from your eyes, the first kiss I stole
I walk you home, the credits roll

Fade to black
Fade to black
Fade to black
Fade to black

I hear my voice on the telephone
But I'm just running the same old business
I feel like I'm off somewhere so alone
Just watching us both running the distance
Watching us both slowly pull back

Fade to black
Fade to black
Fade to black

I come home, clothes all over the place
You're crying in the corner, makeup running down your face
Your case is packed with the fight, the fight starts, I end up cursing
Baby is this the scene which we been rehearsing
Is this the one or have I lost track
Waiting for us to fade to black

Fade to black
Fade to black
Fade to black

A face written with shame, eyes filled with hurt
I scream out your name, you rip my shirt

In a small bungalow, a late afternoon
The sunlight falls like a bright veil
A camera pans an empty room
The picture dissolves and slowly pulls back

Fade to black
Fade to black
Fade to black


Info

FADE TO BLACK is an unreleased song written by Bruce Springsteen. See acoustic demo #1 for more details.

The above lyrics are for an acoustic home demo of FADE TO BLACK recorded sometime between mid-September 1981 and May 1982 at Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio) in Colts Neck, NJ. This version is way more developed than the previous ones. It can be found on the Fistfull Of Dollars (E. St. Records), The Genuine Tracks (Scorpio), and How Nebraska Was Born (The Godfatherecords) bootlegs.

Bruce Springsteen -- Fistfull Of Dollars (E Street Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- Fistfull Of Dollars (E Street Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Genuine Tracks (Scorpio)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Genuine Tracks (Scorpio)
Bruce Springsteen -- How Nebraska Was Born (The Godfatherecords)
Bruce Springsteen -- How Nebraska Was Born (The Godfatherecords)

Note that this take is repeated twice on the same track on Fist Full Of Dollars and How Nebraska Was Born.

The line "You're crying in the corner, makeup running down your face" is similar to a line in WAGES OF SIN.

Credits

Thanks Timmy Peterson (Terry at Greasy Lake) for the help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of FADE TO BLACK on this website:

FADE TO BLACK [Acoustic demo #1]
FADE TO BLACK [Acoustic demo #2]
FADE TO BLACK [Acoustic demo #3]
FADE TO BLACK [Acoustic demo #4]

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