They're 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

Everybody's got a secret Sonny
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 some day they just cut it loose
Cut it loose or let it drag 'em down
Where no one asks any questions
Or looks too long in your face
In the darkness on the edge of town

Some folks are born into a good life
Other folks get it anyway anyhow
I lost my money and I lost my wife
Them things don't seem to matter much to me now
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


Lyrics submitted by oofus

Darkness on the Edge of Town song meanings
Add your thoughts

30 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this is THE song about a man's quest to understand himself. It's a man in the process of becoming that which he wishes. He's on "that hill" struggling through all those barriers that might otherwise prevent him from reaching his destiny. He has cut loose those things that once dragged him down and now he's going for it with everything he's got.

    For me, there is a definite sense of self-reliance in this song. It's a man searching for something (the undefinable, the unknowable). No religion will help. He must find it through perseverance. He must pay the cost. For those things that can only be found, he must struggle through the darkness on the edge of town.
    magicrat34on February 20, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top