TRAPPED

Well it seems like I'm caught up in your trap again
And it seems like I'll be wearin' the same ol' chains
Good will conquer evil and the truth will set you free
And I know someday I'll find the key
Then I know somewhere I will find the key
Well it seems like I've been playin' the game way too long
And it seems the game I played has made you strong
Well when the game is over, I won't walk out the loser
And I know that I'll walk out of here again
And I know someday I'll walk out of here again

But now I'm trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeahhh!

Now it seems like I've been sleepin' in your bed too long
And it seems like you've been meanin' to do me harm
But I'll teach my eyes to see beyond these walls in front of me
And someday I'll walk out of here again
Yeah I know someday I'll walk out of here again

But now I'm trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeahhh!

Now it seems like I've been playin' your game way too long
And it seems the game I played has made you strong

Because I'm trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeahhh!

I'm trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeahhh!
Trapped! Ooh yeah!
Trapped! Ooh yeahhh!
I'm trapped


(Cliff) by Jimmy Cliff (Island 6132), 1972. Springsteen covered this song live frequently over the years. A version recorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Born In The USA Tour was released on The Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus disc. Note that on The Essential Bruce Springsteen booklet, it is mentioned that the song was taken from The River tour, which of course is not correct.

Thanks Sylvain for the corrections.

Liner notes by Bruce Springsteen in the The Essential Bruce Springsteen booklet:

Written by Jimmy Cliff, one of the great masters of reggae and cut live on "The River" tour.