PARTY LIGHTS (Claudine Clark)

Live 02 Dec 1975 version


Well, mama, dear, oh, hear me moaning
There's a party tonight
Well, I can't sleep because across the street
Uh-oh, uh-oh, I see them party lights

Well, I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Now, everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make the scene

Well, now, mama, dear, well, look it here, oh, here
There goes Mary Lou
I see Tommy and Joe and Betty and Steven!
There goes my girlfriend, too

Well, I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Now, everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make a scene
Go on, now!

Well, now, mama, dear, look it here, oh, here
I'm feeling oh so blue
Yeah, today we're doing the Twist, the Frog, the Mashed Potato
Oh, and I'm here looking at you

I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make – one more time!

Now, mama, dear, oh, look it here, oh, here
There goes Mary Lou
I see Tommy and Joe, I see Betty and Sue
Uh-oh, uh-oh, there goes my girlfriend, too

I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Now, everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make a scene
Well, I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Well, everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make a scene
I see the lights, I see the party lights
Red and blue and green
Now, everybody in the crowd is there
But mama won't let me make a scene
No, my mama
Won't let me make a scene
Whoa, my mama
Won't let me make a scene


Info

PARTY LIGHTS is a song released by Claudine Clark in 1962. See the original Claudine Clark version for more details. Not to be confused with the Bruce Springsteen penned The River outtake PARTY LIGHTS.

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen performed Claudine Clark's PARTY LIGHTS live twice, in December 1975 during the Born To Run Tour.

Live 02 Dec 1975 version

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Dec 1975 performance of PARTY LIGHTS at Music Hall in Boston, MA, during The River Tour. This was the first of only two know times that Springsteen has performed Claudine Clark's PARTY LIGHTS.

Promotional ad for the 02 and 03 Dec 1975 shows at Music Hall, Boston, MA
Promotional ad for the 02 and 03 Dec 1975 shows at Music Hall, Boston, MA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 02 Dec 1975 show at Music Hall, Boston, MA
Ticket stub for the 02 Dec 1975 show at Music Hall, Boston, MA
(Thanks Steve Hopkins)

Live History

PARTY LIGHTS is known to have been performed at least twice during the Born To Run Tour, both in December 1975. Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during the 1st leg of the Born To Run Tour.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of PARTY LIGHTS (Claudine Clark) on this website:

PARTY LIGHTS (Claudine Clark) [Live 02 Dec 1975 version]
PARTY LIGHTS (Claudine Clark) [Live 11 Dec 1975 version]
PARTY LIGHTS (Claudine Clark) [Original Claudine Clark version]

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