Bruce Springsteen - Adam Raised a Cain 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
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


  • Credits
    album: Track 2 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
    release date: 1978-6-2
    popularity : 93 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