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Song title: Candy's boy


Candy's boy - Version 1

In Candy’s room
There are pictures of her saviours on the wall
But to get to Candy’s room
You gotta walk the darkness of Candy’s hall
Strangers from the city call my baby’s number
And they bring Candy toys
But when I come knocking
She smiles pretty
She knows tonight I’m gonna be Candy’s boy

Well in the olden days
When the Mongolian gangs rode out on Route 9
We’d go ridin’ in the rain
Running south
Way down through the pines
Weekends in the sun in that cheap motel
Down by the dynamo
We loved each other
Till there was nothin’ left
And drove that old car
As hard and fast as she would go

Well like a cold wind blowing
And babe I needed you
But Candy’s got a man
Who takes care of her
Better than I do

Well there’s machines and there’s fire
Waiting for us on the edge of town
And there’s some boys for hire[1]
And they’re waitin’ to blow me and Candy down
It’s alright ‘cause they can’t touch us now, babe, you see
But I know in the end that I will forever be Candy’s boy

Notes: Early version of Candy's room recorded during the "Darkness on the edge of town" sessions. Also related to The fast song
[1] See Drive all night too. The three versions are pretty identical.


Candy's boy - Version 2

In Candy's room, there are pictures of her saviour on the wall
But to get to Candy's room, you got to walk the darkness of Candy's hall
Strangers from the city call my baby's number, and they bring Candy toys
But when I come knockin', she smiles pretty, she knows tonight I'm gonna be Candy's boy

Well in the olden days when the Mongolian gangs rode herd out on route nine
We go ridin' in the rain, runnin' south, way down through the pines
Weekends in the sun in that cheap motel down by the Dynamo
We loved each other till their was nothing left, and drove that old car as hard and fast as she would go

Well I got a cold winter wind blowin' behind me and you
But Candy's got a man who takes care of her better than I do
Alright

Well there's machine and fire, waitin' for us on the edge of town[1]
And there's some boys for hire, and there waitin' to blow me and Candy down[1]
That's all right cause they can't touch us now baby you'll see
Cause you know I
But I know her name, and I will forever be Candy's boy...
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm ever, forever be Candy's boy
Alright

Notes: Early version of Candy's room recorded during the "Darkness on the edge of town" sessions. Also related to The fast song
[1] See Drive all night too.


Candy's boy - Version 3

In Candy's room there are pictures of her saviour on the wall
But to get to Candy's room you gotta walk the darkness of Candy's hall
Strangers from the city call my baby's number and they bring Candy toys
But when I come knocking she smiles pretty, she knows tonight I'm gonna be Candy's boy

Well in the olden days when the Mongolian gangs roamed out on Route 9
We'd go riding in the rain, running south, way down through the pines
Weekends in the sun in that cheap motel down by the dynamo
We loved each other 'till there was nothing left and drove that old car as hard and fast as she would go
Well I got a cold wind blowing in behind me and you
But Candy's got a man who takes care of her better than I'd do
Alright

Well there's machines and there's fire waiting for us on the edge of town[1]
And there's some boys for hire and there waiting to blow me and Candy down[1]
And that's alright cause they can't touch us now babe it seems
Cause I know that I will forever be Candy's boy
Mmmmm, I will forever be Candy's boy
Alright

Let's do the intro

Once more

Notes: Early version of Candy's room recorded during the "Darkness on the edge of town" sessions. Also related to The fast song
[1] See Drive all night too.


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Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 04/04/2012 Izod Center, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour

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Unique known live performance: 04/04/2012 Izod Center, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Published on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010.
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
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (04/04/2012 Izod Center, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
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