Darkness on the Edge of Town (4:28)

Cover of The Essential Bruce Springsteen

From The Essential Bruce Springsteen and 123 other releases

Springsteen on this song: “Dealt with the idea that the setting for personal transformation is often found at the end of your rope.” (Source Darkness On The Edge Of Town Songfacts).


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  • Drazba

    Don't get much better than this.

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • alainchaumont

    live version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DaJuWi

    One of my favorites, so emotional. means much to me

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    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...

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    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.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • clanscot

    Bruce baby!! Love this live version. Cut it loose, don't let it drag u down.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • breakingglass27

    The verse sounds like After the Gold Rush.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • CaptnTightpants

    great song

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jembf

    Ya, ya!! Ha, ha!!

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ladycaroledowns

    Thanks jem, i will give it a listen :-D

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    I can listen to Bruce-Darkness on the Edge of Town and Tom Petty-Long After Dark in their entirety and satisfy my musical soul.

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • tomjonesson

    The intensity is palpable, right thru this album, first heard it in '85 i think, resounded with this impressionable teen!

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • abunono

    Great song - bad version!

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • Grimmroot

    Simply, what a great song!

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mortlach16

    I prefer the studio version.

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
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    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bascuuu

    this dude rocks like hell!

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
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    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • therivernorbert

    Wonderful rock song Bruce you're the best

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • thisisjan

    you can't play this song loud enough

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
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