Badlands

Lights out tonight trouble in the heartland
Got a head-on collision smashin' in my guts man
I'm caught in a crossfire that I don't understand
But there's one thing I know for sure I don't give a damn
For the same old played out scenes I don't give a damn
For just the in-betweens honey I want the heart I want the soul
I want control right now talk about a dream
Try to make it real you wake up in the night
With a fear so real spend your life waiting
For a moment that just don't come
Well don't waste your time waiting
(chorus)
Badlands you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you've gotta pay
We'll keep pushin' till it's understood
And these badlands start treating us good

Workin' in the field till you get your back burned
Workin' `neath the wheels till you get your facts learned
Baby I got my facts learned real good right now
You better get it straight darling
Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king
And a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything
I wanna go out tonight, I wanna find out what I got
Now I believe in the love that you gave me
I believe in the faith that could save me
I believe in the hope and I pray that some day
It will raise me above these
Badlands...

(chorus)

For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside
That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
I wanna find one face that ain't looking through me
I wanna find one place, I wanna spit in the face of these
Badlands...

(chorus)
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"Badlands" has been performed live a total of 1180 times.
First known performance:
1978-05-23, Buffalo, NY
Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour
Last known performance:
2017-09-30, Toronto, Canada
benefit

Release history

Total releases: 17
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Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, album, 1978-06-06
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Bruce Springsteen, Badlands, single, 1978-08-14
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live 1975-85, live, 1986-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits, compilation, 1995-02-28
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live in New York City, live, 2001-04-03
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live in New York City, movie, 2001-11-06
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live in Barcelona, movie, 2003
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen, compilation, 2003-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits, compilation, 2009-01-13
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits, compilation, 2009-06-01
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, London Calling: Live in Hyde Park, movie, 2010-06-22
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Bruce Springsteen, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, rerelease, 2010-11-16
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Bruce Springsteen, Collection 1973-2012, compilation, 2013-03-12
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04
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Bruce Springsteen, Chapter and Verse, compilation, 2016-09-23