MY RIDE'S HERE

Live 10 Sep 2003 version

[Spoken intro:] Let me hear you, Dan! (chuckles) Alright! I want to, uh, start the night with a song in memory of my great friend Warren Zevon. Warren passed away a few days ago, but he was one of the great, great American songwriters, and, uh, I love him, I'm gonna miss him very much. This is one of, uh, Warren's songs, called My Ride Is Here.

I was staying at the Marriott with Jesus and John Wayne
I was waiting for a chariot, they were waiting for a train
The sky was full of carrion, "I'll take the mazuma"
Said Jesus to Marion, "That's the 3:10 to Yuma
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here"

The Houston sky was changeless, we galloped through bluebonnets
I was wrestling with an angel, you were working on a sonnet
You said, "I believe the seraphim will gather up my pinto
And carry us away, Jimmy, across the San Jacinto
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here"
Come on, Suzy!

Now Shelley and Keats, they were out in the street
And even Lord Byron, he was leaving for Greece
While back at the Hilton, last but not least
Milton was holding his sides

He said, "You bravos, you better be ready to fight
Or we'll never get out of East Texas tonight
The trail is long and the river is wide
And my ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here"

I was staying at the Westin, I was playing to a draw
When in walked Charlton Heston with the Tablets of the Law
He said, "It's still the Greatest Story", I said, "Man, I'd like to stay
But I'm bound for glory, yeah, I'm on my way
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here, my ride's here
My ride's here"


Page last updated: 04 Nov 2012

Info

MY RIDE'S HERE is a 2002 song by Warren Zevon. See the original Warren Zevon version for more details.

The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's live 10 Sep 2003 performance of Warren Zevon's MY RIDE'S HERE at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada, during The Rising Tour. The song opened the show in the memory of Warren Zevon who passed away three days earlier. That was the only time Bruce Springsteen performed MY RIDE'S HERE live.


Ticket stub for the 10 Sep 2003 show at SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
[Taken from Brucebase]

Official Releases

Bruce Springsteen's live 10 Sep 2003 performance of MY RIDE'S HERE was included on Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon, a various artists Warren Zevon tribute album released in October 2004 on Artemis Records.

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The album's title comes from an interview Zevon did on The Late Show with David Letterman following Zevon's having been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Letterman asked Zevon if there was anything he understood now, facing his own mortality, that he didn't before. Zevon replied, "Just how much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich."

Bruce Springsteen's live 10 Sep 2003 performance of MY RIDE'S HERE was also included on two various artists promotional samplers for the Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon tribute album.


Various artists -- Enjoy Every Sandwich Sampler

CD5 EP - Artemis Records (ARTCD-259) - USA, 2004

Promotion-only sampler. Comes in a regular jewel case with back inlay, but no front insert.

01- Searching For A Heart [Don Henley]
02- Werewolves Of London [Adam Sandler]
03- Poor Poor Pitiful Me [Jackson Browne with Bonnie Raitt]
04- MY RIDE'S HERE [live 10 Sep 2003]

Various artists -- The Songs Of Warren Zevon

CD5 EP - Artemis Records (WARREN 1) - UK, 2004

Promotion-only sampler. Comes in a plastic sleeve with bifold insert.

01- MY RIDE'S HERE [live 10 Sep 2003]
02- Poor Poor Pitiful Me [Jackson Browne with Bonnie Raitt]
03- Searching For A Heart [Don Henley]
04- Werewolves Of London [Adam Sandler]

Live History

MY RIDE'S HERE was performed once during the 120-date-long The Rising Tour, on 10 Sep 2003 in Toronto, Canada. This is only know Bruce Springsteen live performance of the song.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of MY RIDE'S HERE on this website:

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) and Lars (L.B. at Greasy Lake). Thanks Jyrki (jjvirta at Greasy Lake) for the UK sampler scan.