PHANTOMS

Early draft


Jamey rides in high boots break through and wades in the river
Holds his gun above the water and crosses to the shore
The holy army awaits you and Sandy Mary is waiting to date you
Those phantoms fly in strict formation over the hills of St. George

A rebel life is lonley [sic] the mountains are soft with freedom
To be free is to be lonley [sic] caught up on a shore


Info

The above lyrics are for an early draft of PHANTOMS, as found on a Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet of unknown origin. This draft is untitled and has lyrics that vary a little from what was later recorded and released.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of PHANTOMS
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of PHANTOMS

Credits

Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase) for the lyrics sheet scan.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of PHANTOMS on this website:

PHANTOMS [Studio version]
PHANTOMS [Early draft]
PHANTOMS [Live 13 Jun 1973 version]

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