...crossed swords on the killing floor
To settle back is to settle without knowing
The hard edge that you're settling for
There's always just one more day
It'll always be that way
Once, oh, you're back, baby stay
Way down, babe, in the Jackson Cage, in the Jackson Cage
Turning tricks and kings
Turn the corner, grab something to eat
Turn the corner and drive down her street
In a row of houses, she fade away
A scene in a new play
And girl, what's your sin
That you're living in?
You've been judged and handed life
Down in, baby, down in the Jackson Cage, down in the Jackson Cage, down in the Jackson Cage
...on the killing floor
The above lyrics are for a brief snippet that features Springsteen singing JACKSON CAGE over a band rehearsal of RESTLESS NIGHT that was recorded on 11 Jan 1980 at his Telegraph Hill Road property in Holmdel, NJ.
This vocal snippet of JACKSON CAGE can be found on The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 2 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.
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List of available versions of JACKSON CAGE on this website:JACKSON CAGE [Album version]