AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU)

Live 18 Apr 2004 version


They say there's a light
Through darkness shines
Two hands protect that light
Against the change of time
You can have your gold and silver
Build your kingdoms high
But it's just one of those things baby
That money can't buy
So I don't care where we go baby
I don't care what we do
As long as I can be with you

Now I've been lost
And I've been found
Been lifted up to the gates of heaven
And put back down
I've walked in chains baby
And I've walked free
But I never walk the way that I do
When you walk with me
So I don't care where we go baby
I don't care what we do
As long as I (as long as I) can be with you
Whoah, whoah, whoah
Whoah, whoah, whoah
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na na na

Well maybe I'm just a foolish girl
'Cause I always thought the right kiss
Could wash away some sins of the world
Wash away those sins baby and go walkin' free
'Cause that's just how I feel darlin'
When you walk with me
So I don't care where we go baby
I don't care what we do
As long as I (as long as I) can be with you
As long as I (as long as I) can be with you

Whoah, whoah, whoah
Whoah, whoah, whoah
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
La la la la la la la (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na na na (whoah)

Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
Whoah, whoah, whoah
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na (whoah)
Sha na na na na na na (whoah)
Whoah
Whoah!
Whoah!


Info

The above lyrics are for live 18 Apr 2004 (either the early or the late show) performance of AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) at The Hit Factory in New York City, NY, during a showcase for Patti Scialfa's upcoming album 23rd Street Lullaby. Bruce Springsteen joined Patti Scialfa and her band playing guitar and sharing backup vocals on the song.

Patti Scialfa performed two shows, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, on 18 Apr 2004 at The Hit Factory in New York City, NY, to promote her second solo album 23rd Street Lullaby. Each of her two shows ran at about an hour and a half and was filmed for promotional use. Patti Scialfa debuted many of the songs from her new record.

Toward the end of each show, Bruce Springsteen joined his wife's band (which included Nils Lofgren, Soozie Tyrell, and The Rising cellist Jane Scarpantoni) playing guitar and sharing backup vocals on LOVE (STAND UP) and AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU). Audio recording of AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) from one of the two shows was officially released on a limited edition 3-track bonus CD issued with initial copies of 23rd Street Lullaby. The limited edition bonus disc has catalogue number CSK 56171.

Patti Scialfa -- 23rd Street Lullaby (limited edition)
Patti Scialfa -- 23rd Street Lullaby (limited edition)

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Request

If you know from which of the two 18 Apr 2004 shows the officially released audio recording of AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) is taken, or if you have any additions, corrections, or comments, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) on this website:

AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) [Live 17 Dec 2000 version]
AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) [Live 18 Apr 2004 version]
AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) [Original Patti Scialfa version]

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