The Promised Land Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town cover art
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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...

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


    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 : 56 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