WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN

Live 27 Feb 2012 version

[Jimmy Fallon (spoken intro):] Can you feel it? Our next guests are one of the most legendary bands in rock and roll. Their new album Wrecking Ball will out on March 6th. Here to kick off a special week with a song, "We Take Care Of Our Own," please welcome Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!

I been knocking on the door that holds the throne
I been looking for the map that leads me home
I been stumbling on good hearts turned to stone
The road of good intentions has gone dry as a bone
We take care of our own
We take care of our own
Wherever this flag's flown
We take care of our own

From Chicago to New Orleans, from the muscle to the bone
From the shotgun shack to the Superdome
There ain't no help, the cavalry stayed home
There ain't no one hearing the bugle blowin'
We take care of our own
We take care of our own
Wherever this flag's flown
We take care of our own
Now!

Where're the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
Where're the hearts that run over with mercy
Where's the love that has not forsaken me
Where's the work that'll set my hands, my soul free
Where's the promise from sea to shining sea
Where's the promise from sea to the shining sea
That wherever this flag is flown
That's wherever this flag is flown
That wherever this flag is flown

We take care of our own
We take care of our own
Wherever this flag's flown
We take care of our own
We take care of our own
We take care of our own
Wherever this flag's flown
We take care of our own
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!

Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!


Page last updated: 03 Mar 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 27 Feb 2012 performance of WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The NBC show is filmed in Studio 6B in the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY. The song was played with the E Street Band.

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From 27 Feb to 02 Mar 2012, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon honored Bruce Springsteen with a week-long musical tribute to promote the release of his 2012 album Wrecking Ball. This was Springsteen's only TV appearance to promote the album and its supporting tour.

  • On the first day (Monday, 27 Feb 2012), Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests, and performed two songs: WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN and WRECKING BALL.
  • On the second day (Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012), Kenny Chesney was the musical guest and performed I'M ON FIRE, backed by his band.
  • On third the day (Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012), John Legend was the musical guest and performed DANCING IN THE DARK, backed by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots.
  • On the fourth day (Thursday, 01 Mar 2012), Elvis Costello was the musical guest and performed FIRE and BRILLIANT DISGUISE, backed by The Roots.
  • On the fifth day (Friday, 02 Mar 2012), which also marks the TV show's third anniversary, Bruce Springsteen was the only guest for the episode. After performing a spoof of LMFAO's SEXY AND I KNOW IT with Jimmy Fallon, he was interviewed by Fallon and then performed DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), JACK OF ALL TRADES (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), and THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with the E Street Band, The Roots, and Tom Morello).

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