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Bruce Springsteen — Candy's Room
Album: Darkness on the Edge of Town
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 639









Released: 1978
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In Candy's room
There are pictures of her heroes on the wall
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 rushes through my brain
And the blood rushes in my veins
The fire rushes towards the sky

And I 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 those 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've got to give
All that I want, all I live
To make Candy mine
Tonight
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 Grayson wrote:
Some might be so bold as to say this was his best song. I know I know. It's hard to compete with the dramatics of, say, Thunder Road and such. I love Candy's Room so, but tend to lose its in-the-moment-ness when it plays here, as I can't help but think of how many stoners does it take to argue that Candy's Room was Springsteen's best song... while changing no light bulbs whatsoever. 
 
Top 5 for sure.
The musical resolution at the very end is extremely well done. What a great song.
a extremely overlooked classic
Some might be so bold as to say this was his best song. I know I know. It's hard to compete with the dramatics of, say, Thunder Road and such. I love Candy's Room so, but tend to lose its in-the-moment-ness when it plays here, as I can't help but think of how many stoners does it take to argue that Candy's Room was Springsteen's best song... while changing no light bulbs whatsoever. 
 cely wrote:
Very much love and kind of don't like this song.  It sounds like the genetic material of Arcade Fire.
 
Please try listening again when the meth wears off.
Candy's Room was rarely a part of any Bruce set-list after the original Darkness tour.  I was lucky enough to see him when the E Street Band reunited in 2000 and caught one of the only concerts where he did fit this into the set.  Like everything else that night.........
Very much love and kind of don't like this song.  It sounds like the genetic material of Arcade Fire.
I step away for 5 minutes and miss one of my favorite Bruce songs.  Damn.  Play it again, Bill!
 treatment_bound wrote:

Unfortunately, "Incident on 57th Street" is not in the RP playlist.  "Rosalita" is the only song off album #2 that is played here, and even that hasn't been heard in about 6.5 years.

You better just go & throw on The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle to get the job done!

 
We haven't heard Rosalita in 6.5 years?!?  This is a tragedy which needs to be addressed immediately!  I would switch to spotify and fix it myself, but the FLAC stream is SO good for the ears it is really hard to listen to anything else now.
 treatment_bound wrote:
Nice to see this one is back in regular rotation again.


Agree! This was my first Bruce album. Love hearing this deep cut from it! {#Bananajam}
Springsteen's lyrics are (were?) so powerful.
{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
 daylight wrote:
Great work by Mighty Max on this track.
 
STICK!
 schandle wrote:
 Now if you really want to get my attention, play "Incident on 57th Street" one of these days!

 
Unfortunately, "Incident on 57th Street" is not in the RP playlist.  "Rosalita" is the only song off album #2 that is played here, and even that hasn't been heard in about 6.5 years.

You better just go & throw on The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle to get the job done!
 poetdancer wrote:
This came out when I was in college, and my best friend used to imagine Bruce was singing this song to her. Still love it, years later. 

  I was in college as well.  Guy I new grew up with him and was always going on about it and blowing shitty harmonica to his tunes.  Then I transferred to to another school and the guy next door in the dorm was a Bruce nut and constantly blaring the vinyl.  I went to see him in Cincy around 1980. I took this metal head chick I had the hots for and she was skeptical but totally into it when the place started rock'n.  She dated me after that. {#Kiss} {#Jump}

Thanks Bruce!!
I have been thinking of this song all week, and now it pops up. I think I have superpowers! {#Eek}
This came out when I was in college, and my best friend used to imagine Bruce was singing this song to her. Still love it, years later. 
 schandle wrote:
Bill, Thanks for playing more Bruce lately!
It's just enough to keep the mix diverse and never the obvious choices. Now if you really want to get my attention, play "Incident on 57th Street" one of these days!

 
Play Girls in Their Summer Dresses for this summer.

HIs voice sounds soo Good and loving...

btw, loved this song when it came out


Thanks Bill
One of my all time favorite Bruce songs.  So underplayed and underrated!  Hearkens back to the time when the Boss so perfectly captured the angst, hopes, dreams, fears and desires of being a teenager wanting to break free.
Nice to see this one is back in regular rotation again.
Yes!
Last month was the first play in 8.5 years; glad to see it back in rotation.
This is not classic rock.   This is poetry !
 
lotus_65 wrote:
bill, your station is quickly moving from "eclectic rock" to "eh, classic rock".

rgj13 wrote:

Ah, yes, yet another pseron who needs the term "eclectic" explained to them.
 
and isn't it ironic?
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er, no. it isn't {#Idea}
she says baby if you wanna be wild you gotta lot to learn close your eyes let them melt let them fire let them burn
oh yes! I get goosebumps when I hear this song out of the blue, as it is so seldom, and if that makes me easily pleased, lucky me!
One of my all time favorite Bruce songs.
Bruce fans are so easily pleased. It's kind of sweet.
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modLang wrote:
Thanks for playing Darkness era Bruce.
I have to agree. This is a great choice, too.
Ticka-ticka-ticka-ticka = goosebumps
This always gets me dancing around the room - thanks! :bounce:
Thanks for playing Darkness era Bruce. Wish he would record another raw, emotional, heavy guitar-and-piano-driven album like this! :jump: :guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: :jump:
Bill, Thanks for playing more Bruce lately! :cheers: It's just enough to keep the mix diverse and never the obvious choices. Now if you really want to get my attention, play "Incident on 57th Street" one of these days!
indypaul wrote:
Too bad you don't get it. :no:
I don't get this and I don't get 50 cent either, but I'll learn to live with that.
anniebear wrote:
I agree with Ender! This is just....bleh!
Too bad you don't get it. :no:
i like this one
brewcity wrote:
Bruce's attempt to imitate David Bowie fails here. The Boss should have stuck to his usual three chord schlock. I've always wondered why self proclaimed rockers admit they enjoy jamming to the combination of crappy guitar and xylophone. I like about three songs from Bruce and this isn't one of them.
HUH? :ask:
I agree with Ender! This is just....bleh!
I was really enjoying that last set (U2-->Radiohead-->P.Tree)...but this kills it.
bebe wrote:
springsteen = good stuff :propeller:
I agree, but this is certainly not one of his best, IMO.
brewcity wrote:
Bruce's attempt to imitate David Bowie fails here. The Boss should have stuck to his usual three chord schlock. I've always wondered why self proclaimed rockers admit they enjoy jamming to the combination of crappy guitar and xylophone. I like about three songs from Bruce and this isn't one of them.
how in the hell is he trying to imitate bowie in this number, pray tell? :eh: :eyes: :eh: :eyes:
Bruce speaking at the beginning of this song sounds like Eddie Vedder.
Bruce's attempt to imitate David Bowie fails here. The Boss should have stuck to his usual three chord schlock. I've always wondered why self proclaimed rockers admit they enjoy jamming to the combination of crappy guitar and xylophone. I like about three songs from Bruce and this isn't one of them.
lotus_65 wrote:
bill, your station is quickly moving from "eclectic rock" to "eh, classic rock". :cry:
Ah, yes, yet another pseron who needs the term "eclectic" explained to them.
lotus_65 wrote:
bill, your station is quickly moving from "eclectic rock" to "eh, classic rock". :cry:
Clearly, you may have never experienced actually being in Candy's room.
lotus_65 wrote:
bill, your station is quickly moving from "eclectic rock" to "eh, classic rock". :cry:
Name one Classic Rock station that plays this song...they're aren't any. Unless you count one random spin for a Bruce Springsteen play day. If you had any knowledge of the guy's catalog you'd know that this is an ecletic choice. It's just an ignorant comment all around really.
springsteen = good stuff :propeller.gif:
TheWizardOfUhs wrote:
Any Springsteen is good Springsteen. :clap:
too right!!! :cheers: he puts on an amazing live show! the best i've ever seen! we need more springsteen on RP.........pretty please!
How New Jersey of RP to play this....
bill, your station is quickly moving from "eclectic rock" to "eh, classic rock". :cry:
black321 wrote:
not a bad song, but that solo in the middle is pretty weak.
disagree. the solo is spontaneous and off the cuff - deal with it! :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :hearteyes: :guitarist: :hearteyes: :drummer: :drummer: :music: :music:
StevieB wrote:
I wholeheartedly agree. Except for maybe "57 Channels"
hey. that's my fave perfume. well, almost.
TheWizardOfUhs wrote:
Any Springsteen is good Springsteen. :clap:
I wholeheartedly agree. Except for maybe "57 Channels"
llazare wrote:
I recently found my black tee-shirt from the "Darkness" tour in 78. Funny, it doesn't fit anymore. I have to say that although I'm not a big fan of Bruce's work during the past two decades, the show I saw on this tour was perhaps the best show I've ever seen. 3 hours in Madison Sq. Garden - It was Bruce's sister's 16th birthday and he ran into the stands, got his sister and threw her over his shoulder and put her ontop of a tower of speakers and had the band play a medley of sweet 16 songs for her. Amazing show.
The Darkness tour was Bruce's best IMHO. Fortunately a good number of these were recorded for radio broadcast and are still "floating around" out there.
not a bad song, but that solo in the middle is pretty weak.
I recently found my black tee-shirt from the "Darkness" tour in 78. Funny, it doesn't fit anymore. I have to say that although I'm not a big fan of Bruce's work during the past two decades, the show I saw on this tour was perhaps the best show I've ever seen. 3 hours in Madison Sq. Garden - It was Bruce's sister's 16th birthday and he ran into the stands, got his sister and threw her over his shoulder and put her ontop of a tower of speakers and had the band play a medley of sweet 16 songs for her. Amazing show.
rrowdies wrote:
Totally agree and I AM a big Bruce fan. I played the s*it out of this LP so much that I still know the words after 25 years. Right up there with any Beatles record.
Damn, I was a huge fan, now I'm totally burned out. I simply missed this album. This song is awesome!
Can someone upload Rosalita by Bruce? I just heard it for the first time recently and was floored. Would love to hear it in rotation!
artmarcia wrote:
Never heard this before--very cool--driving beat.
Yes, that is it -- driving.
Darkness on the Edge of Town is one of my favorite albums, from ANY artist. Good stuff.
Never heard this before--very cool--driving beat.
Great work by Mighty Max on this track.
The Nina Simone song that was played b4 has been my favourite so far! :wave:
Not a very big fan of this song but it's ok! still can't get used to songs that get played on this station........interesting though :-) Cornbe
i'm more of a recent springsteen fan - meaning, i only became a fan about 5 yrs ago...and my favorites are Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ and Darkness....this song, especially live, is something, alright. definitely a good rating from me. :nodhead:
Great Song! very Bittersweet too. Beautiful. Gets a 10 from me.
zipper wrote:
His very best album.
Totally agree and I AM a big Bruce fan. I played the s*it out of this LP so much that I still know the words after 25 years. Right up there with any Beatles record.
What a surprise! Remember playing this on vinyl till the grooves were worn down.
His very best album. I don't consider myself a Springsteen fan. But I play the entire cd loudly. The 2 best cuts are Adam Raised a Cain and Prove it all Night.
jblue wrote:
One of my all-time favorite Springsteen songs. I don't think I've ever heard this played anywhere. Very cool. Way to go, RP. :bounce:
Last time I heard this on radio was when Darkness came out in '78 and the late, great KSAN played the be-jeezus out of it. God love 'em! Thanks for playing this Springsteen gem, RP! :notworthy:
One of my all-time favorite Springsteen songs. I don\'t think I\'ve ever heard this played anywhere. Very cool. Way to go, RP. :bounce:
Any Springsteen is good Springsteen. :clap:
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