Factory Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town cover art
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Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It’s the working, the working, just the working life.

Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain,
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain,
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life,
The working, the working, just the working life.

End of the day, factory whistle cries,
Men walk through these gates with death in their eyes.
And you just better believe, boy,
somebody’s gonna get hurt tonight,
It’s the working, the working, just the working life.

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 7 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
    release date: 1978-6-2
    popularity : 41 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
    length: 2:20
    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
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

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