The Promised Land

Bruce Springsteen

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Chuck Berry
album: Track 6 in album Darkness on the Edge of Town
release date: 1978-6-2
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:29
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

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town cover art

Lyrics

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On a rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert
I pick up my money and head back into town
Driving cross the Waynesboro county line
I got the radio on and I’m just killing time
Working all day in my daddy’s garage
Driving all night, chasing some mirage
Pretty soon little girl I’m gonna take charge.

The dogs on main street howl,
’cause they understand,
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain’t a boy, no, I’m a man,
And I believe in a promised land.

I’ve done my best to live the right way
I get up every morning and go to work each day
But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode
Explode and tear this town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to start

The dogs on main street howl,
’cause they understand,
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain’t a boy, no, I’m a man,
And I believe in a promised land.

There’s a dark cloud rising from the desert floor
I packed my bags and I’m heading straight into the storm
Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
That ain’t got the faith to stand its ground
Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted

The dogs on main street howl,
’cause they understand,
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister, I ain’t a boy, no, I’m a man,
And I believe in a promised land
I believe in a promised land...

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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