STOLEN CAR

Unofficial studio version 1


Four
One, two, three


Well I found me a little girl and I settled down
In a pretty little house in a pretty little town
We got married and promised never to part
Then I fell a victim to the hungry heart

And I feel like I'm driving a stolen car on a pitch-black night
I'm doing my best to make it through
And I feel like I'm driving a stolen car sitting down at the First Street light
I wanna get caught but I never do

At first I thought it was just restlessness
The kind you figured would fade as time goes by and love grows deep
But in the end it was something more I guess
That made my baby weep

And I feel like I'm driving a stolen car running on borrowed time
I'm doing my best to make it through
I keep telling myself everything's gonna work out fine
I don't know why they never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and we were bold
Well last night I read those letters
And they made me feel a hundred years old

There's a river runs by that little town
Down into the sea
It was there in the shade I laid my body down
As she flowed by so effortlessly

There's a party out on County Line
And there'll be dancing down at Seven Trees
From the banks I can see those party lights shine
Maybe she's there, maybe she's waiting for me

Last night I dreamed I made the call
I promised to come home forever more
Once again we stood on the wedding steps at Victory Hall
And walked arm in arm through the chapel door

I remember how good I felt inside
When the preacher said "Son, you may kiss the bride"
But as I leaned over to touch those pretty lips
I felt it all slip away through my fingertips

And I'm driving a stolen car running on borrowed time
And I don't even know why
Just driving a stolen car through the pitch-black night
No one sees me as I ride by
Nobody even sees me as I ride by


Info

The above lyrics are for a studio take of STOLEN CAR likely recorded on 21 Jun 1979 at The Power Station in New York City, NY. This version is longer, features a very different arrangement, and contains several more verses than the album version. It's also longer than the official studio version and features some alternate lyrics not found in any of the other three studio versions.

Bootleg Releases

This unofficial studio version of STOLEN CAR appears on The Lost Masters Vol. 6 (Labour Of Love) [track 05] bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 6 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 6 (Labour Of Love)

Available Versions

List of available versions of STOLEN CAR on this website:

STOLEN CAR [Album version]
STOLEN CAR [Official studio version]
STOLEN CAR [Unofficial studio version 1]
STOLEN CAR [Unofficial studio version 2]
STOLEN CAR [Home demo version]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #1]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #2]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #3]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #4]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #5]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #6]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #7]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #8]
STOLEN CAR [Band rehearsal #9]
STOLEN CAR [Live 05 Nov 1980 version]

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