Darkness on the Edge of Town: Side A

by Roy Orbitron

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released October 1, 2012

all songs written by Bruce Springsteen, all songs performed by Roy Orbitron

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Track Name: Badlands
LIGHTS OUT TONIGHT TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND
GOT A HEAD-ON COLLISION SMASHIN IN MY GUTS MAN
I'M CAUGHT IN A CROSSFIRE THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND
BUT THERE'S ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE GIRL
I DON'T GIVE A DAMN FOR THE SAME OLD PLAYED OUT SCENES
BABY I DON'T GIVE A DAMN FOR JUST THE IN-BETWEENS
HONEY I WANT THE HEART I WANT THE SOUL I WANT CONTROL RIGHT NOW
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME BABY
TALK ABOUT A DREAM TRY TO MAKE IT REAL
YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT WITH A FEAR SO REAL
YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE WAITING FOR A MOMENT THAT JUST DON'T COME
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WAITING

BADLANDS YOU GOTTA LIVE IT EVERY DAY
LET THE BROKEN HEARTS STAND AS THE PRICE YOU GOTTA PAY
KEEP PUSHIN TILL IT'S UNDERSTOOD AND THESE BADLANDS START TREATING US GOOD

WORKIN IN THE FIELDS TILL YOU GET YOUR BACK BURNED
WORKIN NEATH THE WHEELS TILL YOU GET YOUR FACTS LEARNED
BABY I GOT MY FACTS LEARNED REAL GOOD RIGHT NOW
YOU BETTER GET IT STRAIGHT DARLIN
POOR MAN WANNA BE RICH, RICH MAN WANNA BE KING
AND A KING AINT SATISFIED TILL HE RULES EVERYTHING
I WANNA GO OUT TONIGHT I WANNA FIND OUT WHAT I GOT
I BELIEVE IN THE LOVE THAT YOU GAVE ME
I BELIEVE IN THE FAITH THAT COULD SAVE ME
I BELIEVE IN THE HOPE AND I PRAY THAT SOME DAY IT MAY RAISE ME ABOVE THESE BADLANDS

FOR THE ONES WHO HAD A NOTION, A NOTION DEEP INSIDE
THAT IT AIN'T NO SIN TO BE GLAD YOU'RE ALIVE
I WANNA FIND ONE FACE THAT AIN'T LOOKIN THROUGH ME
I WANNA FIND ONE PLACE I WANNA SPIT IN THE FACE OF THESE BADLANDS
Track Name: Adam Raised a Cain
IN THE SUMMER THAT I WAS BAPTIZED MY FATHER HELD ME TO HIS SIDE
AS THEY PUT ME INTO THE WATER HE SAID HOW ON THAT DAY I CRIED
WE WERE PRISONERS OF LOVE
A LOVE IN CHAINS
HE WAS STANDIN IN THE DOORWAY I WAS STANDIN IN THE RAIN
WITH THE SAME HOT BLOOD BURNIN IN OUR VEINS
ADAM RAISED A CAIN

ALL OF THE OLD FACES AS YOU WHY YOU'RE BACK
THEY FIT YOU WITH POSITION AND THE KEYS TO YOUR DADDY'S CADILLAC
IN THE DARKNESS OF YOUR ROOM YOUR MOTHER CALLS YOU BY YOUR TRUE NAME
YOU REMEMBER THE FACES, THE PLACES, THE NAMES
YOU KNOW IT'S NEVER OVER IT'S RELENTLESS AS THE RAIN
ADAM RAISED A CAIN

IN THE BIBLE MAMA CAIN SLEW ABEL
AND EAST OF EDEN HE WAS CAST
YOU'RE BORN INTO THIS LIFE PAYING FOR THE SINS OF SOMEBODY'S ELSE'S PAST
WELL DADDY WORKED HIS WHOLE LIFE FOR NOTHING BUT THE PAIN
NOW HE WALKS THESE EMPTY ROOMS LOOKIN FOR SOMETHING TO BLAME
BUT YOU INHERIT THE SINS - YOU INHERIT THE FLAMES
ADAM RAISED A CAIN

LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
FROM THE DARK HEART OF A DREAM
ADAM RAISED A CAIN
Track Name: Something in the Night
I'M RIDIN DOWN KINGSLEY FIGURIN I'LL GET A DRINK
I TURN THE RADIO UP LOUD SO I DON'T HAVE TO THINK AT ALL
I TAKE HER TO THE FLOOR LOOKIN FOR A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD SEEMS RIGHT
AND I TEAR INTO THE GUTS OF SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT

YOU'RE BORN WITH NOTHIN AND BETTER OFF THAT WAY
SOON AS YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING THEY SEND SOMEONE TO TRY AND TAKE IT AWAY
YOU CAN RIDE THIS ROAD TILL DAWN WITHOUT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING IN SIGHT
JUST KIDS WASTED ON SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT

NOTHING IS FORGOTTEN OR FORGIVEN WHEN IT'S YOUR LAST TIME AROUND
AND I'VE GOT STUFF RUNNIN ROUND MY HEAD THAT I JUST CAN'T LIVE DOWN

WHEN WE FOUND THE THINGS WE LOVED THEY WERE CRUSHED AND DYIN IN THE DIRT
WE TRIED TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND GET AWAY WITHOUT GETTING HURT
BUT THEY CAUGHT US AT THE STATE LINE AND BURNED OUR CARS IN ONE LAST FLIGHT
LEFT US BURNED AND BLIND CHASIN SOMETHIN IN THE NIGHT
Track Name: Candy's Room
IN CANDY'S ROOM THERE ARE PICTURES OF HER HEROES ON THE WALL
TO GET TO CANDY'S ROOM YOU GOTTA WALK THE DARKNESS OF CANDY'S HALL
STRANGERS FROM THE CITY CALL MY BABY'S NUMBER AND THEY BRING HER TOYS
WHEN I COME KNOCKING SHE SMILES PRETTY SHE KNOWS I WANNA BE CANDY'S BOY

THERE'S A SADNESS HIDDEN IN HER PRETTY FACE
A SADNESS ALL HER OWN FROM WHICH NO MAN CAN KEEP CANDY SAFE
WE KISS AND MY HEART'S PUMPIN TO MY BRAIN
THE BLOOD RUSHES IN MY VEINS FIRE RUSHES TOWARDS THE SKY
WE GO DRIVING DEEP INTO THE NIGHT
I GO DRIVING DEEP INTO THE LIGHT IN CANDY'S EYES
SHE SAYS BABY IF YOU WANNA BE WILD YOU GOT A LOT TO LEARN
CLOSE YOUR EYES LET THEM MELT LET THEM FIRE LET THEM BURN
CUZ IN THE DARKNESS THERE'LL BE HIDDEN WORLDS THAT SHINE
WHEN I HOLD CANDY CLOSE SHE MAKES THESE HIDDEN WORLDS MINE

SHE HAS FANCY CLOTHES AND DIAMOND RINGS
SHE HAS MEN WHO'LL GIVE HER ANYTHING SHE WANTS BUT THEY DON'T SEE THAT WHAT SHE WANTS IS ME
OH AND I LOVE HER SO
I'LL NEVER LET HER GO NO NO NO
SHE KNOWS THAT I'D GIVE ALL THAT I GOT TO GIVE
ALL THAT I WANT THAT I LIVE TO MAKE CANDY MINE TONIGHT
Track Name: Racing in the Street
I GOT A '69 CHEVY WITH A 396 FUELIE HEADS AND A HURST ON THE FLOOR
SHE'S WAITING TONIGHT DOWN IN THE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE THE 7-11 STORE
ME AND MY PARTNER SONNY BUILT HER STRAIGHT OUTTA SCRATCH AND HE RIDES WITH ME FROM TOWN TO TOWN
WE ONLY RUN FOR THE MONEY GOT NO STRINGS ATTACHED
WE SHUT EM UP AND THEN WE SHUT EM DOWN

TONIGHT TONIGHT THE STRIP'S JUST RIGHT
I WANNA BLOW EM OFF IN MY FIRST HEAT
SUMMER'S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR RACING IN THE STREET

WE TAKE ALL THE ACTION WE CAN MEET AND WE COVER ALL THE NORTHEAST STATES
WHEN THE STRIP SHUTS DOWN WE RUN EM IN THE STREETS FROM THE FIRE ROADS TO THE INTERSTATE
NOW SOME GUYS THEY JUST GIVE UP LIVIN
AND START DYIN LITTLE BY LITTLE PIECE BY PIECE
SOME GUYS COME HOME FROM WORK AND WASH UP AND GO RACING IN THE STREET

TONIGHT TONIGHT THE STRIP'S JUST RIGHT
I WANNA BLOW EM ALL OUT OF THEIR SEATS
WE'RE CALLIN OUT AROUND THE WORLD
WE'RE GOIN RACING IN THE STREET

I MET HER ON THE STRIP 3 YEARS AGO IN A CAMARO WITH THIS DUDE FROM L.A.
I BLEW THAT CAMARO OFF MY BACK AND I DROVE THAT LITTLE GIRL AWAY
BUT NOW THERE'S WRINKLES ROUND MY BABY'S EYES
AND SHE CRIES HERSELF TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
WHEN I COME HOME THE HOUSE IS DARK
SHE SIGHS "BABY DID YOU MAKE IT ALRIGHT?"
SHE SITS ON THE PORCH OF HER DADDY'S HOUSE
BUT ALL HER PRETTY DREAMS ARE TORN
SHE STARES OFF ALONE INTO THE NIGHT WITH THE EYES OF ONE WHO HATES FOR JUST BEING BORN
FOR ALL THE SHUT DOWN STRANGERS AND HOT ROD ANGELS RUMBLING THROUGH THIS PROMISED LAND
TONIGHT MY BABY AND ME WE'RE GONNA RIDE TO THE SEA AND WASH THESE SINS OFF OUR HANDS

TONIGHT TONIGHT THE HIGHWAY'S BRIGHT
OUT OF OUR WAY MR. YOU BEST KEEP
CUZ SUMMER'S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR RACING IN THE STREET