SPARE PARTS

Album version


Booby said he'd pull out, Bobby stayed in
Janey had a baby wasn't any sin
They were set to marry on a summer day
Bobby got scared and he ran away
Jane moved in with here ma out on Shawnee Lake
She sighed, "Ma, sometimes my whole life feels like one big mistake"
She settled in in a back room, time passed on
Later that winter a son came along

Spare parts and broken hearts keep the world turning around

Now Janey walked that baby across the floor night after night
But she was a young girl and she missed the party lights
Meanwhile in South Texas in a dirty oil patch
Bobby heard 'bout his son being born and swore he wasn't ever going back

Spare parts and broken hearts keep the world turning around, around

Janey heard about a woman over in Calverton
Put her baby in the river let the river roll on
She looked at her boy in the crib where he lay
Got down on her knees cried till she prayed
Mist was on the water low run the tide
Janey held her son down at the riverside
Waist deep in the water how bright the sun shone
She lifted him in her arms and carried him home
As he lay sleeping in her bed Janey took a look around at everything
Went to a drawer in her bureau and got out her old engagement ring
Took out her wedding dress tied that ring up in its sash
Went straight down to the pawn shop man and walked out with some good cold cash

Spare parts and broken hearts keep the world turning around
Spare parts and broken hearts keep the world turning around


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Info

SPARE PARTS is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1987 album Tunnel Of Love. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of SPARE PARTS as released in 1987.

Composition And Recording

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Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel Of Love is Bruce Springsteen's eighth studio album. It was released on 06 Oct 1987 on Columbia Records. It was recorded between January and July 1987 at Thrill Hill East, Springsteen's home studio in Colts Neck, NJ.

Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love

The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:25. It is produced by produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Chuck Plotkin.

Single Release

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Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (652962 6) - Australia, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

CD EP - CBS (652962 2) - Australia, 1988

01- SPARE PARTS
02- PINK CADILLAC
03- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
04- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (61502) - Brazil, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (652962 6) - Europe, 1988

Pressed in Holland for the European market.

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

MiniCD EP - CBS (652962 3) - Europe, 1988

Pressed in Austria for the European market.

01- SPARE PARTS
02- PINK CADILLAC
03- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
04- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (652962 6) - Israel, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love Express II
Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love Express II

MiniCD EP - CBS / Sony (15EP 8010) - Japan, 1988

01- SPARE PARTS
02- PINK CADILLAC
03- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
04- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (XCB 6104) - South Africa, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

MC EP - CBS (10 6104) - South Africa, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

12" EP - CBS (BRUCE T4) - UK, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

MC EP - CBS (652962 4) - UK, 1988

A1- SPARE PARTS
A2- PINK CADILLAC
B1- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
B2- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

CD EP - CBS (BRUCE C4) - UK, 1988

Comes in a cardboard sleeve.

01- SPARE PARTS
02- PINK CADILLAC
03- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
04- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts
Bruce Springsteen -- Spare Parts

CD EP - CBS (BRUCE C4) - UK, 1988

Comes in a tin can.

01- SPARE PARTS
02- PINK CADILLAC
03- SPARE PARTS [Live 09 Jul 1988 version]
04- CHIMES OF FREEDOM [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]

Other Official Releases

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Various artists -- Danke '88
Various artists -- Danke '88

LP - CBS (1988) - Germany, 1988
CD - CBS (1988) - Germany, 1988

Promotional sampler. SPARE PARTS in an edited version that fades out early.

Other versions of SPARE PARTS were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of SPARE PARTS was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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Available Versions

List of available versions of SPARE PARTS on this website:

SPARE PARTS [Album version]

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