Adam Raised a Cain

Bruce Springsteen

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album: Track 2 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
release date: 1978-6-2
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:35
producer: Jon Landau and Bruce Springsteen
drums: Max Weinberg
piano: Roy Bittan
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
mixer: Jimmy Iovine and Chuck Plotkin
recorded by: Jimmy Iovine
organ: Danny Federici
guitar: Steven Van Zandt
percussion & saxophone: Clarence Clemons
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
guitar & harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
assistant engineer: Thom Panunzio
assistant producer: Steven Van Zandt
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town cover art

Lyrics

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In the summer that I was baptized,
My father held me to his side,
As they put me to the water,
He said how on that day I cried.
We were prisoners of love, a love in chains,
He was standin’ in the door, I was standin’ in the rain,
with the same hot blood burning in our veins,
Adam raised a Cain.

All of the old faces,
Ask 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 Cain slew Abel
And East of Eden he was cast,
You’re born into this life paying,
for the sins of somebody else’s past,
Daddy worked his whole life, for nothing but the pain,
Now he walks these empty rooms, looking for something to blame,
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

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Badlands
  • 2 Adam Raised a Cain
  • 3 Something in the Night
  • 4 Candy’s Room
  • 5 Racing in the Street
  • 6 The Promised Land
  • 7 Factory
  • 8 Streets of Fire
  • 9 Prove It All Night
  • 10 Darkness on the Edge of Town