I'm driving a big lazy car rushin' up the highway in the dark
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's tremblin' over my heart
It's pounding baby like it's gonna bust right on through
And it ain't gonna stop till I'm alone again with you
A friend of mine became a father last night
When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
Of the skies and the rivers, the timberwolf in the pines
And that great jukebox out on Route 39
They say he travels fastest who travels alone
But tonight I miss my girl, mister tonight I miss my home
Is it the sound of the leaves left blown by the wayside
That's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
Is it the cry of the river with the moonlight shining through
That ain't what scares me baby, what scares me is losing you
They say if you die in your dreams, you really die in your bed
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
And God's light came shinin' on through
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
It wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
It wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
It wasn't the wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
No no baby, baby it was you
So hold me close honey, say you're forever mine
And tell me you'll be my lonely valentine
VALENTINE'S DAY 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 VALENTINE'S DAY as released in 1987.
VALENTINE'S DAY was recorded during the Tunnel Of Love album's recording sessions, sometime between January and May 1987 at Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio) in Colts Neck, NJ.
Not to be confused with VALENTINE'S DAY, a song from The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle period (fall 1972 to fall 1973).
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.
The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:25. It is produced by produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Chuck Plotkin.
In addition to its release on Tunnel Of Love, VALENTINE'S DAY was also released in 1988 on the B-side of TUNNEL OF LOVE in Costa Rica. This coupling is unique to Costa Rica and marks the only release of VALENTINE'S DAY on a single. The song can also be found on one Bruce Springsteen promo-only sampler.
Other versions of VALENTINE'S DAY were also officially released.
In preparation for the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour, VALENTINE'S DAY is known to have been practiced during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place in late January and early February 1988 at Expo Theater in Fort Monmouth, NJ, prior to the tour's first leg. See the live 28 Jan 1988 version (take #1) and live 28 Jan 1988 version (take #2) for more details. The song was not played on any of the tour's regular dates.
VALENTINE'S DAY was performed 6 times during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour (72 dates, April to November 2005). The song was played solo on piano. The live 31 Jul 2005 version of VALENTINE'S DAY was released on the Schottenstein Center, Ohio 2005 official live download in 2015.
Very few artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's VALENTINE'S DAY.
List of available versions of VALENTINE'S DAY on this website:VALENTINE'S DAY [Album version]