Badlands Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 9 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
release date: 1978-6-2
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
length: 4:04
assistant engineer: Thom Panunzio
drums: Max Weinberg
guitar: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
organ: Danny Federici
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
piano: Roy Bittan
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
additional mastering: Bob Ludwig
mix: Jimmy Iovine, Chuck Plotkin
producer: Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
assistant producer: Steven Van Zandt
recording: Jimmy Iovine
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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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
I don't give a damn
For the same old played out scenes
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
Talk about a dream
Try to make it real
You wake up in the night
With a fear so real
Spend your life waiting
For a moment that just don't come
Well don't waste your time waiting

[Chorus]
Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you've gotta pay
We'll keep pushin' till it's understood
And these badlands start treating us good

Workin' in the fields
Til you get your back burned
Workin' 'neath the wheel
Till you get your facts learned
Baby got my facts
Learned real good right now
Poor man want to be rich
Rich man want to be king
And a king ain't satisfied
Till he rules everything
I want to go out tonight
I want to find out what I got

I believe in the love that you gave me
I believe in the hope that can save me
I believe in the faith
And I pray that some day it may raise me
Above these badlands

[Chorus]

For the ones who had a notion
A notion deep inside
That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
I want to find one face that ain't looking through me
I want to find one place
I want to spit in the face of these badlands

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Badlands
  • 2 Adam Raised a Cain
  • 3 Something in the Night
  • 4 Candy‚Äôs 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