Drive All Night

When I lost you honey sometimes I think I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word
send me something I'm afraid to lose
Lying in the heat of the night like prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine and all I wanna do is hold you tight
I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms

Tonight there's fallen angels and they're waiting for us down in the street
Tonight there's calling strangers, hear them crying in defeat.
Let them go, let them go, let them go, do their dances of the dead (let'em go right ahead)
You just dry your eyes girl, and c'mon
c'mon c'mon let's go to bed, baby, baby, baby


There's machines and there's fire waiting on the edge of town
They're out there for hire but baby they can't hurt us now
Cause you've got, you've got, you've got, you've got my love, you've got my love
Through the wind, through the rain, the snow, the wind, the rain
You've got, you've got my, my love heart and soul

Don't cry now
No, don't cry now
There, dry your eyes little baby
Dry your eyes
I swear I'd drive all night
Through the wind, through the rain, through the snow
I swear I'd drive all night


One of Bruce's most emotional songs. It was originally recorded for Darkness on the Edge of Town, but not used. Instead some of the lyrics were used in an interlude in "Backstreets" often referred to as "Sad Eyes".


Live history

"Drive All Night" has been performed live a total of 92 times.
First known performance:
1977-12-31, Passaic, NJ
Last known performance:
2017-01-27, Perth, Australia
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 3
Bruce Springsteen, The River, album, 1980-10-17
Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04