WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET

Official studio version


Turn on the radio, turn off the lights
We'll bring an end, darling, to your endless night
You're on the wrong side of the street

I see your fortune in the lines in your face
I knew you're looking for your saving grace
You're on the wrong side of the street

Fear and desire such a sweet confusion
Well, open your eyes and throw down your illusions
And see you never belonged here with me

You and your poetry and your cool, cool world
You been working hard on that face of a martyr girl
You're on the wrong side of the street

You got the look and you own your world
But here you better check your diamonds and your pearls
You're on the wrong side of the street

You get bored of every day bringing the same
So you go out looking for some strange new games
But pretty soon you don't know the score or what you're looking for

[Guitar and sax solos]

You get bored of every day bringing the same
So you go out looking for some strange new games
But pretty soon you don't know the score or what you came here for

Turn on the radio, turn off the lights
We'll bring an end, darling, to this endless night
Here on the wrong side of the street

Fear and desire such a sweet confusion
Well, open your eyes and throw down your illusions
And see tonight there's no one here but you and me


Info

WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on The Promise collection in 2010. The above lyrics are for Springsteen's studio version of WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET as released on The Promise.

The Promise

The Promise is a Bruce Springsteen album that was released on 16 Nov 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, and separately as a 2-CD set. The album was also issued on a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise

The Promise is a collection of 22 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. Depending on their level of completion back in 1977-1978, some were only remastered, some were overdubbed with 2010 vocals or music, and some were completely re-recorded in 2010. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Disc 1 (2-CD format):

  1. RACING IN THE STREET ('78)
  2. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING
  3. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
  4. SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER)
  5. ONE WAY STREET
  6. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  7. WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET
  8. THE BROKENHEARTED
  9. RENDEZVOUS
  10. CANDY'S BOY

Disc 2 (2-CD format):

  1. SAVE MY LOVE
  2. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
  3. FIRE
  4. SPANISH EYES
  5. IT'S A SHAME
  6. COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT)
  7. TALK TO ME
  8. THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES)
  9. BREAKAWAY
  10. THE PROMISE
  11. CITY OF NIGHT - THE WAY

Notes:

Circulating Studio Versions

Prior to the release of The Promise in 2010, one studio take of WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET had been circulating on bootlegs. It was recorded in October or November 1977 at The Record Plant in New York City, NY. See the unofficial studio version for more details.

Bootleggers have used the title ENDLESS NIGHT for this song (it appears twice in the lyrics), as well as ENDLESS NIGHTS, ENGLISH SONS, and ON THE FAR END OF THE STREET. According to Brucebase, "the very strange, seemingly unrelated working title for this was 'English Sons'". Note that WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET is not related to Graham Parker's song ENDLESS NIGHT on which Springsteen contributed backup vocals.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET live.

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET on this website:

WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET [Official studio version]
WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET [Unofficial studio version]

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