THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Live 09 Mar 2012 version

Sparks fly on E Street when the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child hit them with a double shot
Schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
Teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance, it's all right
Little kids down there either dancing or hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snake-skin suits packed with Detroit muscle
Doing the E Street Shuffle

Well the E Street brats in twilight duel flashlight phantoms in full star stream
Down fire trails on silver nights with blonde girls pledged sweet sixteen
Newsboy says the heat's been bad since Power Thirteen gave a trooper everything he had in a late summer scuffle
Power's girl, Little Angel, is on the corner trying to keep those crazy boys out of trouble
Little Angel steps the shuffle like she got no brains
She's deaf in combat down on Lover's Lane
She drives all those boys insane

Let's go!
Yeah-yeah – yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line

One, two, three
Sparks light on E Street when the boy-prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child hit them with a double shot
Little Angel hangs out at Easy Joe's, it's a club where all the riot squad goes when they're checking in for a hustle
Them boys still on the corner loose and lazy doing that crazy E Street Shuffle
As them sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams
Little Angel picks up Power, he slips on his jeans
And they move on down to the scene

Everybody's dancing
Everybody say, yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line

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Page last updated: 10 Mar 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 09 Mar 2012 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE at Apollo Theater in New York City, NY, during the Sirius Satellite Radio 10-year anniversary celebration.

The 09 Mar 2012 Show

This was a special event at the 1500-seat historic Apollo Theater, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Sirius Satellite Radio, which has been hosting exclusive Bruce Springsteen channel E Street Radio since October 2005. Tickets were only available to special guests, plus a couple of hundred winners of a contest held by Sirius XM for its subscribers. Among the crowd were numerous celebrities, including Tom Hanks and family, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ben Stiller, Elvis Costello, Harry Belafonte, Michael J. Fox, Tommy Hilfiger, Brian Williams and many more. The concert, which raised money for WhyHunger charity, was broadcast live on E Street Radio and was also professionally filmed.


Promotional poster for the 09 Mar 2012 show at Apollo Theater, New York City, NY

09 Mar 2012 concert setlist:

  1. WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN
  2. WRECKING BALL
  3. BADLANDS
  4. DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN
  5. MY CITY OF RUINS
  6. THE E STREET SHUFFLE
  7. JACK OF ALL TRADES
  8. SHACKLED AND DRAWN
  9. WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY
  10. THE PROMISED LAND
  11. MANSION ON THE HILL
  12. THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO
  13. 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.)
  14. THE RISING
  15. WE ARE ALIVE
  16. THUNDER ROAD
  17. ROCKY GROUND
  18. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS
  19. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  20. HOLD ON I'M COMIN'
Marquee for the 09 Mar 2012 show at Apollo Theater, New York City, NY
Christopher Phillips photo (Backstreets.com), used with permission

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