Adam Raised a Cain Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©DOWNTOWN DLJ SONGS
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 2 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
release date: 1978-6-2
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length: 4:35
assistant engineer: Thom Panunzio
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
percussion: Clarence Clemons
organ: Danny Federici
piano: Roy Bittan
guitar: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
drums: Max Weinberg
mix: Chuck Plotkin, Jimmy Iovine
producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau
assistant producer: Steven Van Zandt
recording: Jimmy Iovine
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen

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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

Track Listing

  • 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