57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)

Live 10 Jul 1992 version


[Spoken intro:] It's a real troubled, violent time back in the States right now. Once, just before we came out to see the whole city of Los Angeles on fire, there's people left abandoned in the inner cities, not given the part of respect that it takes to assure your children are safe when they go to school or to be able to find yourself a place where as a husband you'll be able to fit yourself in the community that we're living in. Dark times, dark times, dark times again.

Two, one two three four!

(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(57 channels and nothin' on)
(57 channels and nothin' on)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)

Well 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
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Say it!

Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
Tied it to the top of my Japanese car
Came home and pointed it out into the stars
Yeah a message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Woah!

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 said "Bye-bye John
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)
(No justice, no peace!)

Yeah, well I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis I just let it blast
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbin' the almighty peace
Judge said "What you got in your defense son?"
"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Woahhh!
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on) Woah woah!
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on) Woah!
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on) Woah!
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on) Woahhh!
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)
(No justice, no peace!) (fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 10 Jul 1992 performance of 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) at Wembley Arena in London, England, during World Tour 1992-1993.

Ticket stub for the 10 Jul 1992 show at Wembley Arena, London, England
Ticket stub for the 10 Jul 1992 show at Wembley Arena, London, England
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 10 Jul 1992 show at Wembley Arena, London, England
Pass for the 10 Jul 1992 show at Wembley Arena, London, England
(Taken from Brucebase)

Available Versions

List of available versions of 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) on this website:

57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Album version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Live 17 Nov 1990 version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Live 05 Jun 1992 version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Live 10 Jul 1992 version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) [Teddy Zig Zag's cover version]

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