The Ties That Bind Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: No. 1 track in album The River
release date: 1980-10-10
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
length: 3:35
assistant engineer: James Farber, Dana Bisbee, Raymond Willard, Garry Rindfuss, Jeff Hendrickson
bass: Garry Tallent
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
percussion: Clarence Clemons
organ: Danny Federici
12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
drums: Max Weinberg
piano: Roy Bittan
mastering: Ken Perry
mix: Toby Scott, Chuck Plotkin
producer: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Landau
recording: Neil Dorfsman, Bob Clearmountain
background vocals: Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons
vocal: Bruce Springsteen

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You been hurt and you’re all cried out you say
You walk down the street pushin’ people outta your way
You packed your bags and all alone you wanna ride,
You don’t want nothin’, don’t need no one by your side
You’re walkin’ tough baby, but you’re walkin’ blind
to the ties that bind

The ties that bind
Now you can’t break the ties that bind

Cheap romance, it’s all just a crutch
You don’t want nothin’ that anybody can touch
You’re so afraid of being somebody’s fool
Not walkin’ tough baby, not walkin’ cool
You walk cool, but darlin’, can you walk the line
And face the ties that bind
The ties that bind
Now you can’t break the ties that bind

I would rather feel the hurt inside, yes I would darlin’,
Than know the emptiness your heart must hide,
Yes I would darlin’, yes I would darlin’,
Yes I would baby

You sit and wonder just who’s gonna stop the rain
Who’ll ease the sadness, who’s gonna quiet the pain
It’s a long dark highway and a thin white line
Connecting baby, your heart to mine
We’re runnin’ now but darlin’ we will stand in time
To face the ties that bind
The ties that bind
Now you can’t break the ties that bind
You can’t forsake the ties that bind

Track Listing

  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway