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Old 02-09-2007, 08:27 PM
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Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen

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 when 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

In Peace,

This singer/songwriter references "the edge of town" quite frequently as well as darkness whether on the edge of town or elsewhere.

He also refers to "that hill" in several if not more songs.

He refers to a SONNY in this song. Almost as if he is talking to himself (i.e., possibly another alter).

"Paying the Cost" seems to be a theme.


He talks about being married, having lost his wife and all his money.

Reference again to DREAMS.
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