ANOTHER THIN LINE

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' album version


Joe Grushecky:Gray morning sky
Splits through the shade
Another day come
More time to make
Kids growing up
Cat's getting fatter
Lying here with you
Nothing else matters

Bruce Springsteen:You work hard
Keep your eyes on the prize
Wake up
Joe Grushecky:Wake up
Bruce Springsteen:Makes you open your eyes
Every muscle
Joe Grushecky:Every muscle
Bruce Springsteen:In your body hurts
Stop praying for things to get better
Pray they don't get worse
Grushecky and Springsteen:They don't get worse

Joe Grushecky:Another thin line
Grushecky and Springsteen:I don't dare cross
Joe Grushecky:Another home game
Grushecky and Springsteen:Another close loss
Joe Grushecky:Well, we'll get by
Grushecky and Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by

Joe Grushecky:The work week
Time to move on
Another heartache
Another dream gone
Bruce Springsteen:A cold day
Joe Grushecky:A cold day
Bruce Springsteen:Ain't no sun
No use complaining
Joe Grushecky:No use complaining
Bruce Springsteen:Gotta get the job done
Joe Grushecky:Gotta get the job done

Joe Grushecky:Another thin line
Grushecky and Springsteen:I don't dare cross
Joe Grushecky:Another home game
Grushecky and Springsteen:Another close loss
Joe Grushecky:Yeah, we'll get by
Grushecky and Springsteen:We'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Yeah, we'll get by

Joe Grushecky:Well it ain't us
Up on the stocks
I stand below
You sit pretty on top
Bruce Springsteen:Well, how long
Before it's my turn
The bottom line's
That souls do burn
Joe Grushecky:Souls do burn
Grushecky and Springsteen:Souls do burn

Joe Grushecky:The money's all gone
Nothing in the banks
Bruce Springsteen:Somebody gets sick
Family closes rank
Joe Grushecky:Before you know it
Christmas is here
Grushecky and Springsteen:You wake up
Grushecky and Springsteen:It's a new year
Joe Grushecky:It's a new year

Joe Grushecky:Another thin line
Grushecky and Springsteen:I don't dare cross
Joe Grushecky:Another home game
Grushecky and Springsteen:Another close loss
Joe Grushecky:Well, we'll get by
Grushecky and Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by

Joe Grushecky:Another thin line
Grushecky and Springsteen:That I don't dare cross
Joe Grushecky:Another home game
Grushecky and Springsteen:Another close loss
Joe Grushecky:Well, we'll get by
Grushecky and Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by
Bruce Springsteen:Baby, we'll get by
Joe Grushecky:Baby, we'll get by

Info

ANOTHER THIN LINE is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky and released on Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' 2009 album East Carson Street. Bruce Springsteen participated in the recording of three of the album's tracks; he plays guitar on EAST CARSON STREET, sings duet vocals and plays lead guitar on ANOTHER THIN LINE, and plays lead guitar on BROKEN WHEEL. The above lyrics are for Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' album version of ANOTHER THIN LINE as released in 2009.

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- East Carson Street
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- East Carson Street

Composition

ANOTHER THIN LINE was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky sometime between late 1997 and early 2000. In a Spring 2007 interview for Backstreets magazine, Grushecky explained that Springsteen asked him if he had any stuff he thought he could use for rock songs for the E Street Band. This lead to some writing sessions and ANOTHER THIN LINE was something that Grushecky had written and sent to Springsteen long-distance by fax.

Springsteen would later use the lyrics "Gray morning sky / Splits through the shade" in SHACKLED AND DRAWN.

Live History

ANOTHER THIN LINE was performed 3 times during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000). All of these three outings were during the ten-night stand at Madison Square Garden that concluded the tour. The song was the opener of those three shows.

  1. 22 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  2. 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  3. 29 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

ANOTHER THIN LINE was performed twice during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003), on the very last two dates.

  1. 03 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
  2. 04 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

ANOTHER THIN LINE was performed during the tenth (2010) and eleventh (2011) annual Light Of Day benefits. The song was played with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.

  1. 16 Jan 2010 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the tenth annual Light Of Day benefit)
  2. 15 Jan 2011 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the eleventh annual Light Of Day benefit)

Bruce Springsteen appeared at a total of six Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers concerts at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2010, 2011, and 2014. ANOTHER THIN LINE was performed on 04 Nov 2010, 05 Nov 2010, 03 Nov 2011, and 04 Nov 2011.

  1. 04 Nov 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 05 Nov 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. 03 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. 04 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Credits

Thanks Timmy Peterson (Terry at Greasy Lake).

Available Versions

List of available versions of ANOTHER THIN LINE on this website:

ANOTHER THIN LINE [Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' album version]

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