Musicians (except where noted): Roy Bittan - keyboards Randy Jackson - bass Jeff Porcaro - drums/percussion Bruce Springsteen - guitars/vocals All songs by Bruce Springsteen (1992) except "Cross My Heart" - music by Bruce Springsteen, lyrics by Bruce Springsteen and Sonny Boy Williamson "Roll of the Dice" and "Real World" - by Bruce Springsteen and Roy Bittan "Pony Boy" - traditional, arrangement & additional lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
You and me we were the pretenders We let it all slip away In the end what you don't surrender Well the world just strips away Girl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangers Ain't gonna find no miracles here Well you can wait on your blesses my darling I got a deal for you right here I ain't looking for praise or pity I ain't coming 'round searching for a crutch I just want someone to talk to And a little of that Human Touch Just a little of that Human Touch Ain't no mercy on the streets of this town Ain't no bread from Heavenly skies Ain't nobody drawing wine from this blood It's just you and me tonight Tell me, in a world without pity Do you think what I'm askin's too much I just want something to hold on to And a little of that Human Touch Just a little of that Human Touch Oh girl that feeling of safety that you prize Well it comes at a hard hard price You can't shut off the risk and the pain Without losing the love that remains We're all riders on this train So you've been broken and you've been hurt Show me somebody who ain't Yeah, I know I ain't nobody's bargain But, hell, a little touch up and a little paint... You might need something to hold on to When all the answers, they don't amount to much Somebody that you could just to talk to And a little of that Human Touch Baby, in a world without pity Do you think what I'm askin's too much I just want to feel you in my arms Share a little of that Human Touch Feel a little of that Human Touch Give me a little of that Human Touch
Michael Fisher - percussion Sam Moore - harmony vocals Tim Pierce - second guitar David Sancious - hammond organ Rode through forty nights of the gospels' rain Black sky pourin' snakes frogs and a love in vain You were down where the river grows wider Baby let me be your soul driver Well if something in the air feels a little unkind Don't worry darling, it'll slip your mind I'll be your gypsy joker your shotgun rider Baby let me be your soul driver Now no one knows which way love's wheel turns Will we hit it rich or crash and burn Does fortune wait or just the black hand of fate This love potion's all we've got one toast before it's too late If the angels are unkind or the season is dark Or if in the air love just falls apart Then here's to our destruction Baby let me be your soul driver
Bruce Springsteen - bass I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills Man came by to hook up my cable TV We settled in for the night my baby and me We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish So I hopped into town for a satellite dish I tied it to the top of my Japanese car I came home and I pointed it out into the stars A message came back from the great beyond There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on Well we might'a made some friends with some billionaires We might'a got all nice and friendly if we'd made it upstairs All I got was a note that said "Bye-bye John Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin' on" So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast 'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet And they busted me for disturbing the almighty peace Judge said "What you got in your defense son?" "Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on" I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on...
First time I crossed my heart I was beggin' baby please At your bedside down on my knees When I crossed my heart, when I crossed my heart I crossed my heart pretty baby over you Second time I crossed my heart rain came in from the south I was lyin' there with something sweet and salty in my mouth When I crossed my heart, when I crossed my heart When I crossed my heart pretty darlin' over you Well you may think the world's black and white And you're dirty or your clean You better watch out you don't slip Through them spaces in between Where the night gets sticky and the sky gets black I grabbed you baby and you grabbed my back And we crossed our hearts, we crossed our hearts Yeah I cross my heart... Little boys little girls They know their wrongs from their rights Once you cross your heart You ain't ever supposed to lie Well life ain't nothin' but a cold hard ride I ain't leavin' 'til I'm satisfied I cross my heart, yeah I cross my heart Well I cross my heart pretty darlin' over you
I was your big man I was your prince charming King on a white horse hey now look how far I've fallen I tried to trick you yeah but baby you got wise You cut me cut me right down to size Now I'm just a fool in Gloria's eyes Swore I'd get you back I was so sure I'd get you back like I done so many times before A little sweet talk to cover over all of the lies You came runnin' back but to my surprise Well there was somethin' gone in Gloria's eyes Well in the dark when it was just me and you I asked the question that I knew the answer to Is that a smile my little dolly on the shelf Tell me is that a smile Of is it something else? Now I work hard to prove my love is true Now I work hard and I bring it on home to you At night I pray as silently you lie Some day my love again will rise Like a shining torch in Gloria's eyes I was your big man your prince charming King on a white horse now look how far I've fallen
Mark Isham - muted trumpet Douglas Lunn - bass Kurt Wortman - drums/drumbeck Ol' catfish in the lake we called him Big Jim When I was a kid my only wish was to get my line in him Skipped church one Sunday rowed out and throw'd in my line Jim took that hook pole and me right over the side Went driftin' down past old tires and rusty cans of beer The angel of the lake whispered in my ear "Before you choose your wish son you better think forst With every wish there comes a curse" I fell in love with beautiful Doreen She was the prettiest thing this old town'd ever seen I courted her and I made her mine But I grew jelous whenever another man'd come walkin' down the line And my jelousy made me treat her hard and cruel She sighed "Bobby oh bobby you're such a fool Don't you know before you choose your wish you'd better think first 'Cause with every wish there comes a curse" These days I sit around and laugh at the many rivers I've crossed But on the far banks there's always another forest where a man can get lost Well there in the high trees love's bluebird glides Guiding us 'cross to another river ont he other side And there someone is waitin' with a look in her eyes And though my heart's grown weary and more than a little bit shy Tonight I'll drink from her waters to quench my thirst And leave the angels to worry with every wish...
Bobby King - backing vocals Tim Pierce - second guitar Well I've been a losin' gambler just throwin' snake eyes Love ain't got me downhearted I know just around the corner lies My fool's paradise in just another roll of the dice All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines But since I fell for you baby been comin' on changin' times They're waitin' over the rise just another roll of the dice I've stumbled and I know I've made my mistakes But tonight I'm gonna be playin' for all of the stakes Well it's never to late so come on girl the tables are waiting You and me and Lady Luck well tonight we'll be celebrating Drinkin' champagne on ice in just another roll of the dice High rollers lay down your bets and I'll raise 'em Well I know the odds ain't in my favor Maybe I'm just a clown thrownin' down lookin' to come up busted I'm a thief in the house of love and I can't be trusted Well I'll be makin' my heist in just another roll of the dice Just another roll of the dice Come on seven Roll me baby in this fool's heaven
Sam Moore - vocals Mister trouble come walking this way Year gone past feels like one long day But I'm alive and feelin' all right Well I run that hard road outta heartbreak city Built a roadside carnival out of hurt and self-pity It was all wrong well now I'm moving on Ain't no church bells ringing ain't no flags unfurled Just me and you and the love we're bringing into the real world Into the real world I built a shrine in my heart it wasn't pretty to see Made out of fools gold memory and tears cried Now I'm headin' over the rise I'm searchin' for one clear moment of love and truth I still got a little faith but what I need is some proof tonight I'm lookin' for it in your eyes Ain't no church bells ringing ain't no flags unfurled Just me and you and the faith we're bringing into the real world Into the real world Well tonight I just wanna shout I feel my soul waist deep and sinking into this black river of doubt I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside And when the morning comes baby I don't wanna hide I'll stand right by your side with my arms open wide Well tonight I just wanna shout I feel my soul waist deep and sinking into this black river of doubt I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside 'Til the morning comes I'll stand right by your side I wanna find some answers I wanna ask for some help I'm tired of runnin' scared Baby lets get our bags packed We'll take it here to hell and heaven and back And if love is hopeless hopeless at best Come on put on your party dress it's ours tonight And we're goin' with the tumblin' dice Ain't no church bells ringing ain't no flags unfurled Oh just me you and the hope we're bringing Into the real world Well into the real world Oh into the real world
Said you'd give me just a little kiss And you'd rock me for a little while Well you'd slip me just a piece of it Listen up little child I Want it all or nothin' at all I Want it all or nothin' at all Said you'd take me for a little dance If you had a little time on your hands Well all I do is push and shove Just to get a little piece of your love I want it all or nothin' at all I want it all or nothin' at all Well now I don't wanna be greedy But when it comes to love there ain't no doubt You just ain't gonna get what you want With one foot in and one foot out You got to give it all or nothin' at all All or nothin' at all Now I only got a little time So if you're gonna change your mind Then shout out what you're thinking of If what you're thinkin' of is love I want it all or nothin' at all I want it all or nothin' at all
Bobby King - vocals Sam Moore - vocals Well you can go out with him Play with all of his toys But takin' care of you darlin' Ain't for one of the boys Oh there's something in your soul That he's just gonna rob And lovin' you baby, lovin' you darlin' Lovin' you woman is a man's man's job Lovin' you's a man's job baby Lovin' you's a man's job Lovin' you's a man's job baby Lovin' you's a man's job Well now his kisses may thrill Those other girls that he likes But when it comes to treatin' A real woman right Well all of his tricks No they won't be enough 'Cause lovin' you baby lovin' you darlin' Lovin' you darlin' is a man's man's job Lovin'... You're dancing with him he's holding you tight I'm standing here waitin' to catch your eye Your hand's on his neck as the music sways All my illusions slip away Now if you're lookin' for a hero Someone to save the day Well darlin' my feet They're made of clay But I've got somethin' in my soul And I wanna give it up But gettin' up the nerve Gettin' up the nerve But gettin' up the nerve is a man's man's job Lovin'...
Bobby Hatfield - harmony vocals I love to see the cottonwood blossom in the early spring I love to see the message of love that the bluebird sings But when I see you walkin' with him down along the strand I wish I were blind when I see you with your man I love to see your hair shining in the long summer's light Ilove to watch the stars fill the sky on a summer night The music plays you take his hand I watch how you touch him as you start to dance And I wish I were blind when I see you with your man We struggle here but all our love's in vain Oh these eyes that once filled me with your beauty Now fill me with pain And the light that once entered here Is banished from me And this darkness is all baby that my heart sees And though this world is filled with a grace and beauty of God's hand Oh I wish I were blind when I see you with your man
My soul went walkin' but I stayed here Feel like I been workin' for a thousand years Chippin' away at this chain of my own lies Climbin' a wall a hundred thousand miles high Well I woke up this morning on the other side Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye Hey yeah this is the long goodbye Same old faces it's the same old town What once was laughs is draggin' me now Waliin' on rain hangin' on for love Words of forgiveness from some God above Ain't no words of mercy comin' from on high Oh no just a long goodbye Yeah yeah just one long goodbye Well I went to leave twenty years ago Since then I guess I been packin' kinda slow Sure did like that admirin' touch Guess I like'd it a little too much The moon is high and here I am Sittin' here with this hammer in hand One more drink oughta ease the pain Starin' at that last link in the chain Well let's raise our glass and let this hammer fly Hey yeah this is the long goodbye Hey yeah this is the long goodbye
Ian Mclagen - piano David Sancious - organ Took my baby to a picture show Found a seat in the back row Sound came up lights went down Rambo he was blowin' 'em down I don't need no gun in my fist baby All I need is your sweet kiss To get me feelin' like a real man Feelin' like a real man Well you can beat on your chest Hell any monkey can But you got me feelin' like a real man Oh feelin' like a real man Me and my girl Saturday night Late movie on channel five The girls were droppin' they're droppin' like flies To some smooth talkin' cool walkin' private eye I ain't got no nerves of steel But all I got to know is if your love is real To get me feelin' like a real man Oh feelin' like a real man Well you can beat... I ain't no fighter that's easy to see And as a lover I ain't goin' down in history But when the lights go down and you pull me close Well I look in your eyes and there's one thing I know Baby I'll be tough enough If I can find the guts to give you all my love Then I'll be feelin' like a real man Oh feelin' like a real man Well you can beat...
Patti Scialfa - vocals Pony boy pony boy Won't you be my pony boy Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoo My pony boy Ride with me ride with me Won't you take a ride with me Underneath the starry sky My pony boy O'er the hills and through the trees We'll go ridin' you and me Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-away My pony boy Down into the valley deep 'Neath the eaves we will sleep Sky of dreams up above My pony boy