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Song title: Badlands


Badlands - Album version

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, girl
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

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...

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…


Badlands - "My heart can't keep it" version

Heard it on the street ???
Heard it on the street ??? put down
What do you want with me, looking at me right now?
And I'm talkin' to you baby
I dont give a damn ???
I dont give a damn ???
???

???
???
Me and my heart just can't keep it
??? take it out on me
I'm talking to you baby

Badlands, rip the world apart
Badlands ??? start
??? until these Badlands start treating you good
Whoa whoa whoa

??? try to take me
???
???
??? now I'm talking to you baby

I dont give a damn ???
I dont care ???
I don't really care ???
??? baby

??? if you can make it
??? can take it
??? tonight
I'll be waiting for my baby

Badlands. tear that world apart
Badlands ??? battle in your heart
Badlands ??? till these Badlands start treating you good
Alright

??? try ???
??? try ???
??? and I'm talking baby
???
Baby ??? understand???
???
Baby ???

Badlands ripping out my heart
Badlands tear the world apart
Badlands ??? till these Badlands start treating us good

Badlands a no no no

Notes: Early and quite unintellegible lyrics


Badlands - "Man on TV" version

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 girl I ain't satisfied
For the same old played out scenes baby I ain't satisfied
For just the in-betweens honey I want the heart I want the soul
I want control right now, listen to me baby
Man talks about a dream, try's to make it real
You end up screamin' in the night with a fear so real
Man on the T.V., promisin' a peace that don't come
Well don't waste your time trying

Badlands baby don't lie
??? on working, wants to die
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 may raise me above these

Badlands you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you've gotta pay
Keep pushin' till it's understood
And these badlands start treating us good

Mmmmmmmmm
Baby dont cry now ??? tears
Dont cry now
???
???
???
??? Dont let go
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 tear your little world apart
??? deep down in your heart
Keep movin' till it's understood
And these badlands start treating us good
Awhoa whoa whoa
Badlands awhoa whoa whoa whoa
Badlands awhoa whoa whoa whoa
Badlands ahwoa whoa whoa whoa
Badlands ahwoa whoa whoa whoa

Notes: Pretty developed lyrics for this outtake version.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 19/05/1978 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 30/09/2017 Air Canada Centre, Toronto ,Canada

Song 'history':


Published on DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, in 1978.
Largely (101 times) played during the Darkness tour
Performed during the M.U.S.E. shows, in 1979
Performed quite every night of the River tour, with only two absences
A stable inclusion in each Born in the U.S.A. tour show
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Just less than a dozen shots during the Tunnel of Love tour
Largely (95 times) played during the Human Touch tour
The song was then included in the GREATEST HITS compilation, released in 1995.
During the Reunion tour, the song was regularly included in every show
The last NY show(s) of the Reunion Tour were released in both CD and DVD (more songs) 'LIVE IN NYC', which included also this song
A stable inclusion in each Rising tour show
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
The song was then included in the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
A stable inclusion in each Magic tour show
Bruce 'forgot' it only 4 nights in the Working on a Dream tour
Another version of the song also appears on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010, in the Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 DVD volume
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
Widely used in the Wrecking Ball tour, as it was performed 125 times
A stable inclusion in each High Hopes tour show
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Only 6 show without this track were played during the 2016 The River tour
Performed 14 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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