Backstreets Magazine
Issue #91

LATEST ISSUE: Fall/Winter 2013. 116 pages, perfect bound, full-color.

Backstreets honors the Big Man with one of our biggest issues ever: 116 pages, with more than half of them dedicated to the life and music of Clarence Clemons. The 65-page tribute section begins with Don Reo (Clarence's Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales co-author and longtime friend) providing an exclusive, moving "Final Chapter" covering Clarence's last days. Little Steven produced a special episode of his Underground Garage radio show honoring the Big Man in the wake of his death, and the complete script is here. After that, it's a massive memorial section, with remembrances by longtime friends, colleagues, and fellow musicians, including Robert Santelli, "Stormin'" Norman Seldin of the Joyful Noyze, Vini Lopez, Ernest "Boom" Carter, Mike Appel, J.T. Bowen, Narada Michael Walden, Branford Marsalis, Dale Maharidge, Jo Lopez, Who Do I Think I Am? director Nick Mead, and eulogies from Jake Clemons and Bruce Springsteen. This tribute is also packed with stunning images spanning 40 years, from photographers including Eric Meola, Barbara Pyle, Frank Stefanko, Jim Marchese, Rene Van Diemen, Victoria Clemons, James Shive, James Appel, Michael S. Williamson, Teresa Psykaty-Lamicella, Joseph Quever, Guy Aceto, A.M. Saddler, Michael Zorn, and from archives including Billy Smith, Norman Seldin, Don Reo, Narada Michael Walden, and the personal collection of Clarence Clemons.

The Clarence tribute section is, appropriately, massive. But it's not the only feature here. Also presented is "Because the Nightwatchman," the Backstreets Interview with Tom Morello, conducted by editor Christopher Phillips. Over two sessions, and 11 pages in the magazine, Tom discusses his relationship with Springsteen, the origins of his fandom, their work together live and on record, the similarities and differences between the Boss and the Nightwatchman, and the fact that Springsteen is, as Tom says, "the only friend I have who I also subscribe to a magazine about."

PLUS: The impending High Hopes; our Q&A with Bruce author Peter Ames Carlin; a survey of nearly 80 Wrecking Ball reviews; the "On Disc" column's roundup of Springsteen releases from far and wide, including Wrecking Ball rarities and the new Released! series of Human Rights Concert recordings; the "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit's move from Cleveland to Philadelphia; our interview with Carrie Potter, granddaughter of the Upstage's Tom Potter and author of For Music's Sake; plenty of "fan-based recordings" reviews and information from Fred Mills and Flynn McLean; and more.


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen:
His 100 Finest Songs

By Jim Beviglia


Out: June 16, 2014
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1442230651

For 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has held center stage as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful and inspirational songs. In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank his finest songs in descending order from the 100th to his no. 1 greatest song.

In this unique book, Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh insights on the musical and lyrical content of Springsteen's remarkable body of work. Counting Down Bruce Springsteen brings together critical historical and biographical information to explain the making and importance of each song to its listeners, painting a fascinating portrait of Springsteen as a major American songwriter and consummate recording artist.

Counting Down Bruce Springsteen is the perfect playlist builder, whether it is for the diehard fan or the newbie just getting acquainted with the work of the Boss!

Jim Beviglia is a featured writer for American Songwriter magazine, reviewing new albums and looking back at classic songwriters and songs for both the print and online editions. This is his second book in the Counting Down series, following his Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press 2013). Jim continues to maintain his blog at Countdownkid.wordpess.com, where he delves deep into the musical libraries of rock's finest artists.

The book can now be pre-ordered at Amazon US and Amazon UK.


Springsteen & I
Exclusive on iTunes

Springsteen & I is a unique feature music documentary celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon: Bruce Springsteen. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen's fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal insights and experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them. Their stories are at times touching, at times humourous, at times extraordinary and they all come from the heart. Combined with previously unseen archive footage of performances throughout Springsteen's career, this is a film by the fans and for the fans created with the full support of Bruce Springsteen.

"This beautifully crafted film provides a unique insight into the powerful bond between a recording artist and those who connect so profoundly with his music." Ridley Scott, Executive Producer.

Springsteen & I is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and for digital download. Watch the trailer.


Springsteen:
Saint in the City, 1949-1974

By Craig Statham


Out: 21/7/13 (UK) 8/30/13 (US)
Price: £14.99/$19.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9571442-3-1

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most written about musicians of all time, so why another book? The fact is, most biographies gloss over his early life and career, which author Craig Statham believes is a serious omission, because Springsteen's early life shaped his music.

Statham is a massive Springsteen fan and a contributor to the authoritative Brucebase website. The list of interviewees he has secured is impressive: ex-managers Tinker West, Bob Spitz and Mike Appel; former band mates in Springsteen's early groups, such as Jay Gibson, Craig Caprioni, Frank Marziotti, John Graham, Robbin Thompson, Barbara Dinkins, Bob Feigenbaum and Albee Tellone (who also contributed the foreword); Sam McKeith, Springsteen's booking agent and a key figure in breaking The Boss to the American public; and a raft of characters who grew up with Springsteen in his home town of Freehold, New Jersey and beyond.

Statham, a researcher by trade, has pieced together parts of the story that have simply never been told before. All of Springsteen's early groups, from The Rogues to The E-Street Band are discussed, his songwriting technique is studied, along with how and why Springsteen actually made it. The book ends with why he went from being the musician most at Columbia Records did not want to know, to being their hottest property.

The book looks at what drove Springsteen on a personal level – his difficult relationship with his father, his rejection of Catholicism and mainstream schooling, as well as positive influences, such as his love of baseball, girls and the British musical invasion which inspired his future career path.

With two colour plates section featuring some very rare photos (many of which have never before been published), this new book is a must for the committed Springsteen fan and those who like well researched music books.

For more information, or to interview the author, please contact Phil Godsell at Soundcheck Books; email him at phil@soundcheckbooks.co.uk or call on +44 (0)7880 792259
www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk


The Light In Darkness
A New Book about
Bruce Springsteen's
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Collecting stories and photos from hundreds of fans, The Light In Darkness celebrates Springsteen's Darkness On The Edge Of Town classic record, allowing readers to revisit the excitement of that moment when the needle found the grooves in that first cut and the thundering power of "Badlands" shook across the hi-fi for the very first time. Or the uninitiated, but soon-to-be-converted teenager, brought along by friends and finding salvation at one of the legendary three-plus hour concerts - shows that embodied all the manic fury of a revival meeting.


Hunter Of Invisible Game

Short Film Released on 09 Jul 2014

A short film titled "Hunter Of Invisible Game" was released on Bruce Springsteen's official website on 09 Jul 2014. The 10-minute short film serves as a music video for HUNTER OF INVISIBLE GAME. The audio is dubbed from the album version of the song, extended at the beginning with a five-and-a-half-minute instrumental score composed by Springsteen. Thom Zimny and Bruce Springsteen are credited as filmmakers.

A note from Bruce Springsteen was posted on his website along with the film. In it he thanked "our friends and fans who supported us on the High Hopes leg of our World Tour" and promised for more to come. "We've still got a few surprises for you," he added. He also talked about the making of the filmm: "For a long part of the year, Thom Zimny and I have been talking about shooting a short film for 'Hunter Of Invisible Game.' We've finally got the job done, and we think it's one of our best."


American Beauty

New Bruce Springsteen EP released on 19 Apr 2014

American Beauty is a Bruce Springsteen 4-track EP that was released on 19 Apr 2014. Limited to 7,500 copies, the EP was issued on 12-inch vinyl and was distributed exclusively to independent stores throughout North America and Europe that participated in the 7th annual "Record Store Day" campaign. The EP was also released digitally on 22 Apr 2014.

In a March 2014 interview for Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen told Sean Sennett: "It's got some nice things on it. This is material from the past decade. Some were demos that I never cut. [...] I thought it's a nice time to support the record stores, which are dwindling, and get some new music out at the same time."

In the liner notes to American Beauty that were posted on his official website on the EP's release date, Bruce Springsteen wrote: "American Beauty is a collection of songs I cut at home. Upon revisiting them for High Hopes I recognized their potential and Ron Aniello and I worked on them until we'd turned them into the music before you."

In a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone, Ron Aniello told Andy Greene that at least 20 tracks were recorded for the High Hopes album. Among the tracks that didn't make the album cut were HEY BLUE EYES, AMERICAN BEAUTY, and MARY MARY. The three songs were included on the EP, along with HURRY UP SUNDOWN, a song that was probably also cut during the High Hopes recording sessions.

Ronnie Spector And The E Street Band's 1977 single "Say Goodbye To Hollywood / Baby Please Don't Go" was also reissued on Record Store Day. The single was issued on 7-inch vinyl and was limited to 4,000 copies. Ronnie Spector recorded the two tracks in January 1977, backed by the E Street Band. This remains the band's only non-Springsteen credit to date. SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD also features Bruce Springsteen on acoustic guitar. Due to the lawsuit with Mike Appel that enjoined Springsteen from recording at the time, Springsteen's involvement on the track was not credited when the single was released in 1977. Both Steven Van Zandt and Ronnie Spector have later verified Springsteen's contribution on the recording of the track.


High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen's new album released on 14 Jan 2014

High Hopes is Bruce Springsteen's eighteenth studio album. It was officially released on 14 Jan 2014 on Columbia Records. It consists of 12 tracks and clocks at 56:24. Four songs were previously released in different versions (two of which are covers), two more were previously performed live but never released, and the remaining six are new to fans (one of which is a cover). "This is music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen wrote in the album's liner notes.

In a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone, Springsteen told Andy Greene that he has always written and recorded significantly more songs than can fit on to whatever album he's creating at the moment. "I have a lot of this music on a computer," he said. "I bring it out on the road to amuse myself. Very often, if I have nothing to do late at night I'll bring it up and look at different bodies of music." The songs that began catching Springsteen's attention were largely recorded after he reunited with the E Street Band in 1999. "The songs were relatively current and had a similar sound picture," he said. "I was interested in putting this material together in some form because it sounded like it all fit together... You have to imagine that when I'm home or done with a tour I go into a studio and I'm surrounded by paintings that I've sorta half-finished. There might be something wrong with this one and I didn't have time to finish this one. When I go into my studio, I'm surrounded by all my music that I haven't released. I wait to see what's going to speak to me." But then they cut a few sessions in 2013 while on tour. "I said, 'Well, these sound good,'" Springsteen told Rolling Stone. "These things blend together. Suddenly, it began to feel very fresh and fit together quite well."

Work on the album started in late 2012 when Springsteen called producer Ron Aniello asking him to work on some demos that he was thinking about releasing. "I remember that Bruce called me on my birthday, so it was December 9th, 2012", Aniello told Andy Greene in a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone. "He said to me, 'I have some songs. I want to get together.'" According to Aniello, these were old demos that Springsteen had done with Toby Scott and that had been around for a while. Springsteen told him that he wanted to get these songs in shape and see what comes out of that. Aniello was not able to sit with Springsteen to sort it all out because Springsteen was away most of the time touring with the E Street Band. "It all happened in a very unusual manner," Aniello told Rolling Stone. "There was a lot of conversations in Europe and I did some of the recording via iChat when the band was in Australia."

In a January 2014 interview for Rolling Stone, Tom Morello told Andy Greene that he wasn't aware that there was ever talk of a new studio album when they sent him a couple of songs to add guitar on. He did that in his home studio and shortly after he was recording in studio with Max Weinberg and Ron Aniello. "But these studio sessions just kept occurring without any formal notion of what we were doing," Morello recounted. "My assumption was just that 'Bruce is always recording music.' So it was fantastic that I was asked to be a part of it. I was psyched." In March 2013 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed ten shows in Australia as part of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Steven Van Zandt was off filming his television series Lillyhammer and was replaced by Morello for that leg of the tour. Morello suggested to add HIGH HOPES to the live set. They worked it up during the rehearsals prior to the Australian shows and Morello then "proceeded to burn the house down with it," as Springsteen said. They then re-cut the song along with JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD at Studios 301, Australia's largest studio complex. "Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level," Springsteen said. He told Rolling Stone's David Fricke, "We've never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting. The band – Steven, Nils, all those guys – continues to be a source of inspiration for me." Morello told Rolling Stone that he didn't get the notion that this was "coalescing into what was going to be a major release" until they were in Australia.

No less than sixteen recording studios were used in the making of High Hopes: Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio in Colts Neck, NJ), Stone Hill Studio (Springsteen's new home studio in Colts Neck, NJ), Very Loud House (in Los Angeles, CA), Renegade Studio (in New York City, NY), Veritas Studio (in Los Angeles, CA), Southern Tracks (Atlanta, GA), East West Studios (in Los Angeles, CA), NRG Studios (in Los Angeles, CA), Village Studios (in Los Angeles, CA), Studios 301 (in Byron Bay and Sydney, Australia), Record Plant (in Los Angeles, CA), Electric Lady Studios (in New York City, NY), Avatar Studios (in New York City, NY), Sear Sound (in New York City, NY), and Berkeley Street Studio (in Santa Monica, CA).

Ron Aniello revealed that at least 20 tracks were recorded for the album. Among the tracks that didn't make the album cut were COLD SPOT, HEY BLUE EYES, AMERICAN BEAUTY, and MARY MARY.

The album was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Brendan O'Brien, and Ron Aniello. It features all E Street Band members, including the late Clarence Clemons and the late Danny Federici on several songs of what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The album also features an ensemble of guest artists, including Tom Morello who's featured prominently on the album, appearing on eight tracks.

High Hopes is available in three configurations: standard CD edition, limited edition, and double-disc LP. The limited edition consists of the standard audio CD and includes a bonus live DVD of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing the entire Born In The USA album on 30 Jun 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England, during the Wrecking Ball Tour. The double-disc LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes a CD version of the album.

Track list:

  1. HIGH HOPES [featuring Tom Morello] (4:57)
  2. HARRY'S PLACE [featuring Tom Morello] (4:04)
  3. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [featuring Tom Morello] (7:23)
  4. JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD [featuring Tom Morello] (3:56)
  5. DOWN IN THE HOLE (4:59)
  6. HEAVEN'S WALL [featuring Tom Morello] (3:50)
  7. FRANKIE FELL IN LOVE (2:48)
  8. THIS IS YOUR SWORD (2:52)
  9. HUNTER OF INVISIBLE GAME [featuring Tom Morello] (4:42)
  10. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (7:33)
  11. THE WALL (4:20)
  12. DREAM BABY DREAM [featuring Tom Morello] (5:00)

High Hopes was officially announced on 25 Nov 2013 and the release date was set for 14 Jan 2014, but on 28 Dec 2013 it became available for purchase as individual tracks in MP3 format through Amazon.com's mobile application. Although Amazon quickly removed the files, presumably recognizing its mistake, the album had already made its way onto file-sharing websites.

The album topped the charts in 20 countries, including the United States and the UK. It was Springsteen's eleventh #1 album in the US, placing him third all-time for most #1 albums only behind The Beatles and Jay-Z. It was his tenth #1 in the UK, putting him joint fifth all-time and level with The Rolling Stones and U2.

[Click here to display/hide list of countries in which the album charted]

Bruce Springsteen on High Hopes:

I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased material from the past decade when Tom Morello (sitting in for Steve during the Australian leg of our tour) suggested we ought to add "High Hopes" to our live set. I had cut "High Hopes," a song by Tim Scott McConnell of the LA based Havalinas, in the 90's. We worked it up in our Aussie rehearsals and Tom then proceeded to burn the house down with it. We re-cut it mid tour at Studios 301 in Sydney along with "Just Like Fire Would," a song from one of my favorite early Australian punk bands, The Saints (check out "I'm Stranded"). Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level. Thanks for the inspiration Tom.

Some of these songs, "American Skin" and "Ghost of Tom Joad," you'll be familiar with from our live versions. I felt they were among the best of my writing and deserved a proper studio recording. "The Wall" is something I'd played on stage a few times and remains very close to my heart. The title and idea were Joe Grushecky's, then the song appeared after Patti and I made a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. It was inspired by my memories of Walter Cichon. Walter was one of the great early Jersey Shore rockers, who along with his brother Ray (one of my early guitar mentors) led the "Motifs". The Motifs were a local rock band who were always a head above everybody else. Raw, sexy and rebellious, they were the heroes you aspired to be. But these were heroes you could touch, speak to, and go to with your musical inquiries. Cool, but always accessible, they were an inspiration to me, and many young working musicians in 1960's central New Jersey. Though my character in "The Wall" is a Marine, Walter was actually in the Army, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry. He was the first person I ever stood in the presence of who was filled with the mystique of the true rock star. Walter went missing in action in Vietnam in March 1968. He still performs somewhat regularly in my mind, the way he stood, dressed, held the tambourine, the casual cool, the freeness. The man who by his attitude, his walk said "you can defy all this, all of what's here, all of what you've been taught, taught to fear, to love and you'll still be alright." His was a terrible loss to us, his loved ones and the local music scene. I still miss him.

This is music I always felt needed to be released. From the gangsters of "Harry's Place," the ill-prepared roomies on "Frankie Fell In Love" (shades of Steve and I bumming together in our Asbury Park apartment) the travelers in the wasteland of "Hunter Of Invisible Game," to the soldier and his visiting friend in "The Wall", I felt they all deserved a home and a hearing.

Hope you enjoy it, Bruce Springsteen

Singles:

HIGH HOPES was released as a digital single on Amazon.com and iTunes on 25 Nov 2013. A music video for the song was released the same day on both Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen VEVO's YouTube channel. The video was posted to celebrate the High Hopes album's announcement. It was directed by Thom Zimny and features photos from Danny Clinch, Australian tour footage (March 2013) featuring Tom Morello shot by Chris Hilson, vintage documentary footage, and some of the song's lyrics. Springsteen also posted liner notes about the High Hopes album along with the song's video on his website.

JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD was released as a single on 22 Jan 2014. A music video for the song was simultaneously posted on both Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen VEVO's YouTube channel. It was filmed on 13 Jan 2014 at SIR Studios in New York City, NY, during Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's closed rehearsal prior to their appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the following day. The audio is dubbed from the album version.


SpringsteenLyrics.com's Tenth Anniversary


Today SpringsteenLyrics.com celebrates its tenth anniversary. Exactly a decade ago I endeavored on this backbreaking project. It all started as a personal lyrics archive copied from various sources on the internet, but shortly after I decided to publish the archive online. On this day ten years ago SpringsteenLyrics.com was launched.

SpringsteenLyrics.com has come a long way since then. Presently it holds over 2800 lyrics pages, in addition to the very developed "My Collection" and "Trading List" sections. On average over 1500 fans visit the website every day. I can't be any prouder.

Thanks to all who have landed a hand in the past ten years... ten years burning down the road. Time sure flew by, but here's to another ten!

-- Eddy Wehbe 
13 Mar 2013


"I've been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean"

This project isn't complete yet, and may never be...

This is the first and unique Lebanese website dedicated to The Boss. Launched on 13 March 2003, it is now the largest and most developed Bruce Springsteen lyrics archive on the Internet. Thanks to everybody out there who helped me: discussion forums members, website visitors (mainly Jake a.k.a. ol'catfishinthelake), fellow Springsteen fans... and of course, thanks to Bruce Springsteen for the music.

Not all the contents of this website are complete or correct. For any suggestions or questions, please feel free to drop me a line via this form or by email at

The purpose of this non-profit website is informational only. Use of material from Springsteenlyrics.com is permitted, but it would be appreciated if you let me know or link back here. Please contact me for more info. Any copyrighted material on this website is used for the purpose of study, review, or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of the copyright owner(s).

We will never ask for financial donations. Please do not offer us any.

EDDY WEHBE 
Lebanon


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» IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
» GRANDPA'S GONE DOWN
» CLAMPDOWN
» JOE HILL
» GLORY ROAD
» GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE
» AMERICAN BEAUTY
» MARY MARY
» HURRY UP SUNDOWN
» HEY BLUE EYES
» PREACHER'S DAUGHTER
» LINDA PALOMA
» GOVERNOR CHRISTIE...
» I MET HER IN A TOURIST...
» BALLAD OF A SELF-LOADING...
» WANT ME
» HOMESTEAD
» WHERE WAS JESUS IN OHIO
» DRY LIGHTNING
» SOMETIMES AT NIGHT
» NATURAL MAGIC
» 30 DAYS OUT
» ROSE TATTOO
» WILD BILLY'S LULLABY
» TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART
» SEASON OF THE WITCH
» MARIA
» BLOOD BROTHERS
» FADE TO BLACK
» TRIANGLE SONG
» OLD DAN TUCKER
» HOW CAN I KEEP FROM...
» SLOW FADE
» FORWARD
» ONE LOVE
» DON'T BACK DOWN
» THE KLANSMAN
» SUGARLAND
» SATISFACTION
» SOOTHE ME
» TARANTELLA NAPOLETANA
» LITTLE BIT O' SOUL
» SOUL MAN

Songs from The Early Years, Unearthed, and Before The Fame

» PRODIGAL SON
» 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK...
» ARABIAN NIGHTS
» BABY DOLL
» BISHOP DANCED
» BORDER GUARD
» CAMILLA HORN
» COWBOYS OF THE SEA
» DOES THIS BUS STOP AT...
» ELOISE
» EVACUATION OF THE WEST
» FAMILY SONG
» FOR YOU
» GROWIN' UP
» HENRY BOY
» HOLLYWOOD KIDS
» IF I WAS THE PRIEST
» JAZZ MUSICIAN
» JESSE
» KITTY'S BACK
» LADY AND THE DOCTOR
» MARIE
» NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
» NO NEED
» RANDOLPH STREET
» SANTA ANA
» SEASIDE BAR SONG
» SONG FOR ORPHANS
» SOUTHERN SUN
» STREET QUEEN
» THE ANGEL
» THE SONG
» THUNDERCRACK
» TOKYO
» TWO HEARTS IN TRUE...
» VIBES MAN
» VISITATION AT FORT HORN
» WAR NURSE
» ZERO AND BLIND TERRY

Magic

» RADIO NOWHERE
» YOU'LL BE COMIN' DOWN
» LIVIN' IN THE FUTURE
» YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY
» GYPSY BIKER
» GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER...
» I'LL WORK FOR YOUR LOVE
» MAGIC
» LAST TO DIE
» LONG WALK HOME
» DEVIL'S ARCADE
» TERRY'S SONG

The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle

» THE E STREET SHUFFLE
» 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK...
» KITTY'S BACK
» WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY
» INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
» ROSALITA (COME OUT...
» NEW YORK CITY SERENADE

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

» BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
» GROWIN' UP
» MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS
» DOES THIS BUS STOP AT...
» LOST IN THE FLOOD
» THE ANGEL
» FOR YOU
» SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
» IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT...

Tracks from Dedication

» JOLE BLON
» THIS LITTLE GIRL
» YOUR LOVE
» DEDICATION
» DADDY'S COME HOME

Tracks from On The Line

» HOLD ON (TO WHAT YOU GOT)
» OUT OF WORK
» CLUB SOUL CITY
» SOUL DEEP
» LOVE'S ON THE LINE
» RENDEZVOUS
» ANGELYNE
» ALL I NEED

Joe Grushecky songs that Springsteen co-wrote, guested on, produced, or covered
» 1945
» A GOOD LIFE
» AMERICAN BABYLON
» ANOTHER THIN LINE
» BILLY'S WALTZ
» BROKEN WHEEL
» CHAIN SMOKIN'
» CHEAP MOTEL
» CODE OF SILENCE
» COMIN' DOWN MARIA
» DARK AND BLOODY GROUND
» EAST CARSON STREET
» EVERYTHING'S GOING TO...
» HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT...
» HOMESTEAD
» I'M NOT SLEEPING
» IDIOT'S DELIGHT
» IS SHE THE ONE
» LABOR OF LOVE
» LIGHTEN UP
» NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME
» NO STRINGS ATTACHED
» ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
» PUMPING IRON
» REBEL MUSIC
» SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL
» TALK SHOW
» TALKING TO THE KING
» THE WALL
» TRUE COMPANION
» WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE...

Tracks from Tracks, disc 4
» LEAVIN' TRAIN
» SEVEN ANGELS
» GAVE IT A NAME
» MY LOVER MAN
» OVER THE RISE
» LOOSE CHANGE
» HAPPY
» GOIN' CALI

Unknown Songs from 2006
» ALL GOD'S CHILDREN
» FAITHLESS
» GOD SENT YOU
» GOIN' TO CALIFORNIA
» WHERE YOU GOIN'?




11 Jul: Pages added for EVERY LITTLE BIT and ELVIS STYLE.
26 Jun: Info updated for GRANDPA'S GONE DOWN.
17 May: Lyrics page added for CLAMPDOWN. Lyrics added and info upated for JOE HILL. Lyrics added for another version of THE WALL.
13 May: Lyrics added for GLORY ROAD.
11 May: Info updated for GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE.
17 Apr: Lyrics added for HURRY UP SUNDOWN, AMERICAN BEAUTY, and MARY MARY.
16 Apr: Lyrics and info updated for PREACHER'S DAUGHTER.
15 Apr: Lyrics added for HEY BLUE EYES and partial lyrics added for AMERICAN BEAUTY.
06 Apr: Lyrics page added for LINDA PALOMA.
24 Jan: Lyrics pages added for AMERICAN BEAUTY, COLD SPOT, MARY MARY, HEY BLUE EYES, and HURRY UP SUNDOWN.
22 Jan: Lyrics page added for GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRAFFIC JAM.


I have been working on this website for more than 10 years. There's still a lot to do, but unfortunately I don't have the time to keep up. To keep the webiste up-to-date and as complete as possible, I'll need your help. Below is a list of some songs I need the lyrics for. The lyrics should be transcribed from that same version, exactly as it's sung by Bruce. I provided the mp3 for the audio corresponding audio. If you can help with any of these, please contact me. As always, you will be credited. Thanks in advance.

» AMERICAN BABYLON
   [Live Oct 1995]

   Download song.

» BACKSTREETS
   [Live 19 Mar 1977]

   Download song.

» BACKSTREETS
   [Live 22 Mar 1977]

   Download song.

» CHAIN SMOKIN'
   [Live Oct 1995]

   Download song.

» LABOR OF LOVE
   [Live Oct 1995]

   Download song.

» NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME
   [Live Oct 1995]

   Download song.

» PHANTOMS
   [Live 13 Jun 1973]

   Download song.

» PROTECTION
   [Live 28 Jan 1988]

   YouTube.

» REBEL MUSIC
   [Live Oct 1995]

   Download song.

» SHE'S LEAVING
   [Live 03 Dec 1971]

   YouTube.

» TRUE COMPANION
   [Joe Grushecky version]

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» WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE...
   [Live Oct 1995]

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» ZERO AND BLIND TERRY
   [Live 23 Jul 1973, early show]

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» ZERO AND BLIND TERRY
   [Live 31 Oct 1973, late show]

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» ZERO AND BLIND TERRY
   [Live 06 Jan 1974]

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» ZERO AND BLIND TERRY
   [Live 22 Nov 2005]

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I am looking for scans of Springsteen's 1968 Lyrics Notebook, particularity for THE VIRGIN FLOWER, SUNLINE, and the two untitled songs.

Please contact me if you have any information about The 1993 Home Demo Tape.

I am missing many scans on this page.