ANGEL'S BLUES

Live 10 Mar 1974 (late show) version


[Spoken:] Stand up.

Hey, baby

Well she's vicious as a razor resting on your main line
She's brutal as an ace laid on the table at just the right time
She's like a devil woman but she's locked in overdrive
Her eyes are cold stone but she's backed by a power-glide
She's sweet, she's educated, she knows about history, geometry
She's so fine

Well now the boys down there say she swings the silver rod
Some kids call her Angel, all the boys call her God, down on Lover's Lane
Well now the kids down in Houston say she's cold but dynamite
Ah they know that lady wears them blue jeans oh so tight
She gets in my car and the highway bursts to life
And way down on E Street that only happens once or twice
She's sophisticated, she's a... she's a lady, you know what I mean?
She's so fine

Oh she says, "I ain't got the love, I ain't got the time
Ain't gonna give you no kiss, ain't gonna hand you
All I want's a ride, Sweet William, all I want's a ride

Clarence Clemons!

[Saxophone solo]

[Instrumental]

And it's... ooh baby, oh baby, won't you come
Don't you wanna go for a ride
Oh get in my car and burn it up
Now switch on the radio and turn it up
And we're gonna be burning down a straight road
I want some love and I got a truck load

Well she's vicious as a razor resting on your main line
Brutal as an ace laid on the table at just the right time
Like a devil woman locked in overdrive
Her eyes are cold stone but her body's backed by power-glide
She's so educated and she got a nice mama, she got a nice pop
She's so fine

Oh and the boys say she swings a silver rod
The kids call her Angel, some kids call her God, down on Lover's Lane
Be my baby
Oh won't you be my lover
Oh won't you be my lover
Oh won't you be my lover
Oh won't you be my lover
Oh won't you be my lover

[Spoken:] And so she gets in my car and I take her home. She lives on 1610 E Street. Steps out of the car and says, "see you". Goes up the driveway, in the house, and she's gone. But, but that can't be the end of this story, right? The door... of course, you know, it... I'm sitting in the car that night by myself, and the door opens a little bit and, and, and in my... 1, 2... And uh, a leg comes out of the suitcase, she's all packed, and she gonna come with me!

Come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby
Whoa!

Come on baby
I said hey, a-hey baby

[Spoken outro:] Thanks so much.


Info

ANGEL'S BLUES is an unreleased song written by Bruce Springsteen. He performed it live in 1974. The live performance of the song was also bootlegged under the title "She's So Fine".

According to Brucebase, ANGEL'S BLUES was written in mid to late 1973. No studio recording of the song is known to exist.

Live 10 Mar 1974 (late show) version

The above lyrics are for the live 10 Mar 1974 (late show) performance of ANGEL'S BLUES at Liberty Hall in Houston, TX, during what is considered The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour. This is the only confirmed live performance of ANGEL'S BLUES, although other performances most likely have taken place around that time.

Bruce Springsteen was booked for four nights from 07 to 10 Mar 1974 at the 300-seat capacity Liberty Hall. He and his band were the headliners, and singer-songwriter Jimmy Spheeris was the opening act. As advertising for the Liberty Hall residency states, one show (8:00 PM) was scheduled on the first and fourth night and two shows (08:00 PM and 11:00 PM) on the second and third night. However due to strong demand a second (late) show was added on the fourth night at the very last moment.

Promotional poster for the March 1974 four-night residency at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX
Promotional poster for the March 1974 four-night residency at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX

Live History

ANGEL'S BLUES is known to have been performed at least once during what is considered The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour (September 1973 to March 1975), on 10 Mar 1974 in Houston, TX. Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour.

    [LI]10 Mar 1974 (late show) at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX[LI]

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's ANGEL'S BLUES.

Credits / References

Thanks Audio2575 (from Rare Springsteen) for the lyrics corrections. Some of the above info about Springsteen's 4-nights residency at Liberty Hall is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of ANGEL'S BLUES on this website:

ANGEL'S BLUES [Live 10 Mar 1974 (late show) version]

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