ONE WAY STREET
Official studio version
Well if the sun should fall from the sky tomorrow
If the rain brings a tear to your eye I would share your sorrow
If you must go, then take your leave
Our love was strong, our love was sweet
But we were walking on the wild side, running down a one way street
In the night, I see only the fire in your eyes
The morning light brings the shadows of your lies
And so the change has come today
And for our wrongs well we must pay
We were walking on the wild side, running down a one way street
Oh my darling I must, I must confess
This can't be love, no I am just a man possessed
And so the tide has turned to day
We can turn and walk away
'Cause we were walking on the wild side, running down a one way street
Yes we are
Girl, we're walking on the wild side, running down a one way street
Page last updated: 29 May 2011
ONE WAY STREET is a Bruce Springsteen song that was released in November 2010
on The Promise, an album of previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of
Town recording sessions. The above lyrics are for that officially released studio version of
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
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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 is mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
- RACING IN THE STREET ('78) is an alternate take to the version found on the Darkness On
The Edge Of Town album.
- THE PROMISE is a different version from the one
found on 18 Tracks.
- CANDY'S BOY and
COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT) are early
versions of CANDY'S ROOM and
- BECAUSE THE NIGHT, FIRE, and TALK TO ME are songs
that Springsteen donated to other artists.
- BECAUSE THE NIGHT, RENDEZVOUS, and FIRE were
previously released by Springsteen in live versions.
- THE WAY is a hidden/bonus track and has been
circulating on bootlegs in a slightly different mix.
- GOTTA GET THAT FEELING,
SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER),
WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET,
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU, and
CITY OF NIGHT have been circulating on bootlegs in
different versions and under different titles.
- OUTSIDE LOOKING IN,
ONE WAY STREET, and
SPANISH EYES have been circulating on
bootlegs in different versions.
- THE BROKENHEARTED is known from the 1978
- SAVE MY LOVE,
IT'S A SHAME,
THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES), and
BREAKAWAY are songs that have never circulated or been
Circulating Studio Versions
Prior to the release of The Promise in 2010, one studio take of ONE WAY
STREET had been circulating on bootlegs. It was recorded in June 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New
York City, NY. See the unofficial studio version for
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed ONE WAY STREET twice on 07
Dec 2010 during a gig in front of a small crowd at Carousel House in Asbury Park, NJ. The gig was
videotaped for a future webcast, but none of three takes of the song was included in the webcast.
In a Backstreets.com review, Flynn
McLean wrote: "'One Way Street' followed and, again, to many, they sounded good the first
time, but number two was even better. In between, Bruce and Steve worked on their vocal harmonies,
which paid off the second time around. This was the first song where they did an additional but
partial take, just from the sax solo to the end of the song."
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- 07 Dec 2010 at Carousel House, Asbury Park, NJ
ONE WAY STREET was performed during the eleventh (2011) annual Light Of Day
benefit. The song was played with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.
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- 15 Jan 2011 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the eleventh annual Light Of Day benefit)
As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's
ONE WAY STREET.
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