STOLEN CAR

Unofficial studio version 2


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 little by little we drifted from each other's hearts

Now I'm driving a stolen car on a pitch-black night
And I'm doing my best to make it through
Well I'm just sitting down here at the Stanton light
I wanna get caught but I never do

At first I thought it was just restlessness
That would fade as time went by and our love grew deep
But in the end it was something more, I guess
That tore us apart and made us weep

And I'm driving a stolen car waiting on that little red light
I keep telling myself everything's gonna be alright
But I ride by night and I travel in fear
That in this darkness I might just disappear

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and we were bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her 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 on so effortlessly

Now there will be dancing tonight down at County Line
There will be a party at Seven Trees
From these banks I can see those party lights shine
Maybe she's there, maybe she's looking for me

Last night I dreamed I made the call
I swore to return to stay forevermore
Once again we stood on the wedding steps at Victory Hall
And walked arm in arm through the chapel door

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

And I'm driving a stolen car through a pitch-black night
I'm telling myself everything's gonna be alright
But I ride by night and I travel in fear
No matter what I do or where I drive
Nobody ever sees me when I ride by


Info

The above lyrics are for a studio take of STOLEN CAR likely recorded on 24 Sep 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 very similar to the official studio version.

Bootleg Releases

This unofficial studio version of STOLEN CAR appears on The Lost Masters Vol. 6 (Labour Of Love) [track 09] 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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