Darkness on the Edge of Town

They're still racing out at the Trestles
But that blood it never burned in her veins
Now I hear she's got a house up in Fairview
And a style she's trying to maintain
Well if she wants to see me
You can tell her that I'm easily found
Tell her there's a spot out `neath Abram's Bridge
And tell her there's a darkness on the edge of town

Everybody's got a secret Sonny
Something that they just can't face
Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
They carry it with them every step that they take
Till some day they just cut it loose
Cut it loose or let it drag `em down
Where no one asks any questions
Or looks too long in your face
In the darkness on the edge of town

Some folks are born into a good life
Other folks get it anyway anyhow
I lost my money and I lost my wife
Them things don't seem to matter much to me now
Tonight I'll be on that hill `cause I can't stop
I'll be on that hill with everything I got
Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost
I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost
For wanting things that can only be found
In the darkness on the edge of town
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"Darkness on the Edge of Town" has been performed live a total of 680 times.
First known performance:
1978-05-23, Buffalo, NY
Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour
Last known performance:
2017-02-21, Christchurch, New Zealand
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 14
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Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, album, 1978-06-06
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live 1975-85, live, 1986-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen, In Concert - Plugged, movie, 1992
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Bruce Springsteen, In Concert - Plugged, live, 1993-04-24
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad, maxisingle, 1995
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Bruce Springsteen, Missing, maxisingle, 1996
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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 (Walmart exclusive), 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 Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, rerelease, 2010-11-16
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18