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Darkness On The Edge Of Town Lyrics

from In Concert: MTV Plugged

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"Darkness On The Edge Of Town" is track #2 on the album In Concert: MTV Plugged. It was written by Jimmy Van Heusen; Johnny Burke.
"Darkness On The Edge Of Town" is track #2 on the album In Concert: MTV Plugged. It was written by Jimmy Van Heusen; Johnny Burke.

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The girl 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
There's a darkness on the edge of town

Everybody's got a secret sonny
Yeah, something that they just can't face
Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
They carry it with them every step that they take

Till one day they just cut it loose
Cut it loose or let it drag 'em down
Where no one asks any questions
Looks too long in your face
In the darkness on the edge of town
In the darkness on the edge of town

Now some folks are born into a good life
Other folks, they just get it anyway anyhow
Me, well I lost my faith when I lost my wife
But those things don't seem to matter much to me now

'Cause 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
In the darkness on the edge of town

Songwriters
Jimmy Van Heusen; Johnny Burke

Published by
BOURNE CO-BURKE & VAN HEUSEN BOURNE CO-BURKE & VAN HEUSEN

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