Factory (2:17)

Cover of Darkness on the Edge of Town

From Darkness on the Edge of Town and 38 other releases

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Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It's the working, the working, just the working life.

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  • Tuborggoenner

    Written in only 20 minutes this is still one of his real master pieces. A few lines and you know exactly what he means...the working, the working, the working life :)

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Rothko101

    A true American Songwriter Legend.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • WLDB

    I imagine this song would work in most blue collar communities. Where I'm from you had the choice of the railroad, the lumber mill or the mines. Or get the hell out. I got out.

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • leivy10

    simply brilliant.

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • FridgeHoschi

    Great song!

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • darthsketch

    Short but far from underwritten. These 2 minutes speak volumes.

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Dugahole

    Great song from The Boss, pretty short by his standards too. One of the best songs on the album.

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • mrHenryGale

    End of the day factory whistle cries, Men walk through these gates with death in their eyes

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
  • BruceNY

    For You is an epic visual storytelling time machine that encourages you to hop on for a ride down thunderous roads to simpler times for a journey through the heart of darkness where the fans feel so close and intimately personal with Springsteen like he's an old college buddy. This book is not just a fine addition to your collection, but is essential for any Springsteen fan. It is a treasure trove of pictures and stories that will not just take you for a ride down memory lane, but will leave you with an impenetrable sense of hope much the same way you feel cruising down the highway and having 'Thunder Road' blast from your speakers with the wind in your hair. When was the last time the written word did that?" www.foryoubruce.com

    2 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MachineOfaDream

    Kind of grew on me a little bit over time. It doesn't drag on or anything, just a quick little song that keeps with the themes of the album.

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • JeremyAce4

    Love Bruce, but this sounds like an LP played at a slower speed.

    1 Dec 2007 Reply
  • sayler

    factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life

    2 Apr 2007 Reply

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