Live 11 Aug 1999 version

[Spoken intro:] We got one more for you, I'm gonna sing you one other lullaby.

Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this fourth of July
Down in town the Circuit's filled with switchblade lovers, so fast, so shiny, and sharp
And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
Yeah, and the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York girls

Well, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
Yeah, the pier lights our carnival life forever
Well, love me tonight, 'cause I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy, girl

Well, now the greasers, yeah, they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Well, the boys in their spiked high heels, ah, Sandy, yeah, their skins are so white
Well, and me, I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades, yeah, and bangin' them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk, where they all promise to unsnap their jeans
Well, you know that tilt-a-whirl all the way down on the south beach drag
Well, I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
Well, that Joey kept me spinnin'
Didn't think I'd ever get off

Well, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
Yeah, the pier lights our carnival life on the water
Yeah, running down the beach with my old boss's daughter
Yeah, Sandy, girl

Well, ah, Sandy, yeah, the angels have lost their desire for us
Well, I spoke to 'em last night, they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
Yeah, every summer when the weather gets hot, they ride that road down from heaven, on their Harleys they come and go
You see 'em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seaside bars
Parked, makin' love with their babies, out on the Kokomo
Well, the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
This boardwalk life for me is through
Yeah, you know, you ought to quit this scene too

Well, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Well, love me tonight, I promise I'll love you forever
Hey, Sandy, girl
Yeah, Sandy

[Spoken outro:] Thanks for coming to the show! We love you!

Page last updated: 04 Dec 2011


The above lyrics are for the live 11 Aug 1999 performance of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during The Reunion Tour. The song was the show closer and was played in a slightly slowed down full-band arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 11 Aug 1999 show at Continental Airlines Area, East Rutherford, NJ

This was the fourteenth of a fifteen-night stand at Continental Airlines Arena.

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Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).