Who Sang Valerie? Patti Scialfa

Patti Scialfa Rumble Doll cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Jazz Rock Pop
Style: Soft Rock
producer: Mike Campbell and Bruce Springsteen
vocal: Patti Scialfa
Some other versions of "Valerie"

Lyrics
Written by: Patti Scialfa

To the east the factories stand
Like fire-breathing dragons against the sky
And from their throats a scarlet river
Burns itself into smoky lullabies
Over neon and fluorescent skies

Valerie, can you hear those engines drone
I wanted to go to Mexico
But I'm stranded here alone
And once I knew a true love
It's been three years since he's gone
And if I could get that feeling back
I'd give up everything I own

16 days since I left Corona
And I traveled to this carnival town near Alberndeel
And I rode the coaster there on the fairground
Twisted backbone of a beast that never heals
And I left some skin on fortune's wheel

Valerie, can you hear those engines drone
I wanted to go to Mexico
But I'm stranded here alone
And once I knew a true love
It's been three years since he's gone
And if I could get that feeling back
I'd give up everything I own

Everything's in slow motion now
In this little border town
I've come so close from so far
Just to hide behind these windows here
From the world outside
I watch those cars and trucks raise trails of dust
Down the road as they pass by

Valerie, can you hear those engines drone
I wanted to go to Mexico
But I'm stranded here alone
And once I knew a true love
It's been three years since he's gone
And if I could get that feeling back
I'd give up everything I own
Everything I own
Everything I own
Everything I own

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rumble Doll
  • 2 Come Tomorrow
  • 3 In My Imagination
  • 4 Valerie
  • 5 As Long as I (Can Be With You)
  • 6 Big Black Heaven
  • 7 Loves Glory
  • 8 Lucky Girl
  • 9 Charm Light
  • 10 Baby Don’t
  • 11 Talk to Me Like the Rain
  • 12 Spanish Dancer

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644422320
    script: Latin