Live 22 Nov 2009 version

[Spoken intro to Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album performance:]

Good evening and thank you for filling these seats tonight! We've had a great, great, great couple of years -- we started in October 2007, the Magic record, and uh, really it's been just about the best time in, uh, our band's work life, and I want... Thank you for supporting our new music, our old music, our tours. As we got towards the end of the tour, we're trying to think of things we could do that would make our last nights special for our fans and for us, so we started to play our albums, and uh, of course we played Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Born To Run, we played the Wild and the Innocent, we played The River... but tonight! One time only! This was the miracle. [laughs] This was the record that took everything from way below zero to... one! And uh, big, big, big moment, big time. Um, hard to believe, but there was a guy at CBS Records named John Hammond, one of the great legends of uh, the then, the music production, who uh, invited me and my friend in straight off the streets of New York after my pal did what a lot of what must have been incredible talking [laughs], and uh, these were some of the songs we played that day as I sat across his desk, with just my acoustic guitar. So tonight, I'm gonna dedicate this to the man who got me in the door; Mike Appel's here tonight -- Mike, this is for you!


[Performs GROWIN' UP]



One, two, a-one, two, three, four!

Hey bus driver, keep the change, bless your children, give them names
Don't trust men who walk with canes
Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet
Broadway Mary, Joan Fontaine, advertiser on a downtown train
Christmas crier bustin' cane, he's in love again

Where dock worker's dreams mix with panther schemes to someday own the rodeo
Tainted women in VistaVision perform for out-of-state kids at the late show

Wizard imps, sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Rex said that lady left him limp
Yeah, love's like that
Come on, Roy!

Big Man!

Queen of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
Take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival

And Mary Lou found out how to cope, she rides to heaven on a gyroscope
Daily News asks her for the dope
She says, "Man, the dope's that there's still hope"

Senorita, Spanish rose, wipes her eyes and blows her nose
Uptown in Harlem she throws a rose to some lucky young matador�Charles!

Everybody now!

Page last updated: 03 Oct 2010


The above lyrics are for the live 22 Nov 2009 performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, during the Working On A Dream Tour. The song was played in its traditional full-band arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 22 Nov 2009 show at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY

On this show Bruce and the band played the entire Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album from start to finish and in sequence.

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