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Track

The Promised Land

Label
Columbia
Release Date
2 June 1978
Lyrics
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

CHORUS:
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 whole town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to start

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

Appears On

Darkness on the Edge of Town
10 Songs 1978
Live 1975–85
40 Songs 1986
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
42 Songs 2003
London Calling: Live in Hyde Park
29 Songs 2010
Live in Barcelona
24 Songs 2003
The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
31 Songs 2010
Springsteen on Broadway
30 Songs 2018
The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
26 Songs 2021
The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
26 Songs 2021
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