The Promised Land

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 town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to star

(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)
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"The Promised Land" has been performed live a total of 1337 times.
First known performance:
1978-05-23, Buffalo, NY
Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour
Last known performance:
2018-12-08, New York, NY
Springsteen on Broadway

Release history

Total releases: 11
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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 & 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, 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, Springsteen on Broadway, live, 2018-12-14