Back in Your Arms

In my dream our love was lost, I lived by luck and fate
I carried you inside of me, prayed it wouldn't be too late
Now I'm standin' on this empty road where nothin' moves but the wind

Once I was your treasure and I saw your face in every star
But the promises we make at night, oh that's all they are
Unless we fill them with faith and love they're empty as the howlin' wind
And honey I just wanna be back in your arms
Back in your arms again

You came to me with love and kindness
But all my life I've been a prisoner of my own blindness
I met you with indifference and I don't know why

Now I wake from my dream, I wkae from my dream to this world
Where all is shadow and darkness and a above me a dark sky unfurls
And all the love I've thrown away and lost I'm longin' for again
Now darlin' I just wanna be back in your arms
Back in your arms again


Originally recorded for an unreleased 1994 album. The version on Tracks was recorded during the Greatest Hits sessions in early 1995. A different version of the song appears in the Blood Brothers documentary.

Live history

"Back in Your Arms" has been performed live a total of 24 times.
First known performance:
1999-08-04, East Rutherford, NJ
Reunion Tour
Last known performance:
2017-02-14, Brisbane, Australia
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 2
Bruce Springsteen, Blood Brothers (documentary), movie, 1996
Bruce Springsteen, Tracks, compilation, 1998-11-10