AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU

Official studio rehearsal version


I tried to change, I got a job in sales
I bought a shirt, uptown in Bloomindales
And babe I tried, to make the latest scene
Hip and cool, just like Jimmy Iovine

I bought a record with all the latest grooves
A book of love, with all the latest moves
I bought some flowers, and I waited at your door
And you came out, didn't want to see me no more

Whoa whoa whoa (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
I quit little darling (whoa whoa little darling)
Yeah no matter what I do, and you know it's true
Ain't good enough for you
Hey! Hey! Hey!
No matter what I do, girl you know it's true
Ain't good enough for you
No matter what I do, girl you know it's true
Ain't good enough for you
Alright!
Hey, hey, hey!
Yeah-yeah
Yeah-yeah
Yeah-yeah
Yeah-yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey-hey
Hey-hey


Info

Video footage of Springsteen rehearsing AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU in early 1978 (most probably early January) at The Record Plant in New York City was released on the Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 DVD in 2010 (read below). The above lyrics are for that studio rehearsal version of the song. Springsteen is singing over a backing track and apparently the recording is cut. The video is shot by Barry Rebo.

Bruce Springsteen performing AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU in studio in 1978 at The Record Plant, New York City, NY (from the 'Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978' DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU in studio in 1978 at The Record Plant, New York City, NY (from the 'Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978' DVD)

Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978

Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 is a collection of archival footage from Springsteen's personal vault that was released on 16 Nov 2010 exclusively as part of the The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. The video clocks at about 56 minutes, and is combined with Darkness On The Edge Of Town: Paramount Theater, Asbury Park 2009 on one disc.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (box set cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (box set cover art)

Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 consists of an about-an-hour's worth of home rehearsals footage from 1976, studio sessions footage from 1978, and live in concert footage from 1978. It was produced and edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny and the audio for the live 1978 footage and some of the 1978 studio footage was mixed by Bob Ludwig. Zimny re-edited the 1978 concert footage making use of previously unseen camera angles. The home rehearsals and studio session footage was originally produced and directed by Barry Rebo, while the live in concert footage was originally directed by Arnold Levine.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 (DVD cover art)

  1. SAVE MY LOVE [Holmdel, NJ 76]
  2. CANDY'S BOY [Holmdel, NJ 76]
  3. SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Red Bank, NJ 76]
  4. DON'T LOOK BACK [NYC 78]
  5. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU [NYC 78]
  6. THE PROMISE [NYC 78]
  7. CANDY'S ROOM [demo, NYC 78]
  8. BADLANDS [Phoenix 78]
  9. THE PROMISED LAND [Phoenix 78]
  10. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT [Phoenix 78]
  11. BORN TO RUN [Phoenix 78]
  12. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Phoenix 78]

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Available Versions

List of available versions of AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU on this website:

AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU [Official studio version]
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU [Official studio rehearsal version]
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU [Unofficial studio version]
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU [Live 07 Dec 2010 version]

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