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Song title: Candy's room


Candy's room

In Candy’s room there are pictures of her heroes 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 her toys
When I come knocking she smiles pretty she knows I wanna be Candy’s boy
There’s a sadness hidden in that pretty face
A sadness all her own from which no man can keep Candy safe
We kiss my heart’s pumpin’ to my brain
The blood rushes in my veins fire rushes towards the sky
We go driving driving deep into the night
I go driving deep into the light in Candy’s eyes
She says baby if you wanna be wild you got a lot to learn, close your eyes
Let them melt let them fire let them burn
`Cause in the darkness there’ll be hidden worlds that shine
When I hold Candy close she makes these hidden worlds mine

She has fancy clothes and diamond rings
She has men who’ll give her anything she wants but they don’t see
That what she wants is me, oh and I want her so
I’ll never let her go no no no
She knows that I’d give all that I got to live
All that I want all that I live to make Candy mine

Notes: Two interesting outtake of this song are known, Candy's boy and The fast song. The outtake of the finished song has really identical lyrics to the released one


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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: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Published on DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, in 1978.
A frequent number (60 apparitions) of renderings during the Darkness tour
A discrete number of performances (74) was given during the River tour
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Not much used during the Reunion tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
24 perfomances were given during the Rising tour
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
The Magic tour counted 28 apparitions of this song
Just less than a dozen shots during 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'
22 perfomances were given during the Wrecking Ball tour
Scarcely used during the High Hopes tour, with 4 inclusions
Bruce inserted it 16 times in the setlists of the 2016 The River tour
Performed 4 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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