Hearts of Stone

You stare in the mirror at the lines in your face
And you try to see, girl
The way things were when we were at your place
In the days it was just you and me, girl
And you cry because things ain't like before
Well don't you know they can't be that way anymore
But don't worry baby

I can't talk now, I'm not alone
So put your ear close to the phone
'Cause this is the last dance
This is the last chance for hearts of stone

If there was something, baby, that I could do
Something that would last, honey, I would
But we all know, girl, especially you do
How you can't return to your past, no
So girl close your eyes and I'll be there
Hold me once more and we can go anywhere
Ah, we could

And you cry because things ain't like before
Well don't you know they can't be like that anymore
Well I know it, baby


Bruce recorded this song for Darkness on the Edge of Town, but gave it away to Southside Johnny.

Live history

"Hearts of Stone" has been performed live a total of 8 times.
First known performance:
1988-11-26, San Francisco, CA
Last known performance:
2015-01-17, Asbury Park, NJ

Release history

Total releases: 3
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Hearts of Stone, contribution, 1978
Bruce Springsteen, Tracks, compilation, 1998-11-10
Bruce Springsteen, 18 Tracks, compilation, 1999-04-13