ATLANTIC CITY

Live 17 Nov 2006 version


Good evening Dublin!

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they're getting ready for a hell of a fight
Gonna see what those racket boys can do
Yeah there's trouble busting in from outta state
And the D.A. can't get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
And the gambling commission's hanging on by the skin of its teeth

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday come back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
Come on and meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well I got a job and put my money away
But I had debts that no honest man could pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that coast city bus

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday come back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Solo!

Well our luck may have died, and our love may be cold
But with you forever I'll stay
We're going out where the sands turn in to gold
Put on your stockings baby, night's getting cold
Well now, maybe everything dies, maybe that's a fact
But maybe, everything that dies someday come back
Hey!

Well I've been looking for a job but it's hard to find
Down here it's winners and losers, and a wrong side of that line
Well I'm tired of coming on the losing end
So honey, last night I met this guy I'm gonna do a favor for him

Everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight (meet me tonight)
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City!

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Lah-lah-laah...

Good evening!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 17 Nov 2006 performance of ATLANTIC CITY at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The live 17 Nov 2006 version of ATLANTIC CITY was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Ticket stub for the 17 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Ticket stub for the 17 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Live In Dublin

At the end of the Seeger Sessions Tour, the three-night stand at Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland, (17-18-19 Nov 2006) was filmed with nine High Definition cameras. A selection of 23 songs from these three nights was officially released on 05 Jun 2007 on the Live In Dublin album and home video, credited to "Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band". "Seeger" was dropped from the band's name for this release, apparently due to the fact that many of the songs are Springsteen originals from his earlier records, or covers that are not related to Pete Seeger.

Live In Dublin is available in 4 formats: 2-CD set, standard DVD, 2-CD/1-DVD combo set, and Blu-ray disc.

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to #1 in Ireland.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia 40
Canada 31
Denmark 5
Ireland 1
Italy 4
New Zealand 14
Spain 3
Sweden 2
The Netherlands 4
UK 21
USA Billboard 200 23

The video was edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny, with audio mixed by Bob Clearmountain (including 5.1 surround) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Disc 1 (CD release):

  1. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OLD DAN TUCKER [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  3. EYES ON THE PRIZE [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  4. JESSE JAMES [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  5. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  6. O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  7. ERIE CANAL [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  8. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  10. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  11. MRS. MCGRATH [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  12. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  13. JACOB'S LADDER [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

Disc 2 (CD release):

  1. LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  3. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  4. GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  5. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  6. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  7. AMERICAN LAND [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  8. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
  10. WE SHALL OVERCOME [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

DVD and Blu-ray releases:

  • All 23 tracks on a single disc

Notes:

  • The last three songs are bonus tracks on the album release and the last two tracks are bonus tracks on the home video releases.
  • All songs were recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin except for LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE which was recorded in Barcelona.
  • Five more songs recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin were exclusively released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive promo EP:
    - BOBBY JEAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - JOHNNY 99 [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - FOR YOU [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - MY CITY OF RUINS [Live 17 Nov 2006 version].

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of ATLANTIC CITY on this website:

ATLANTIC CITY [Album version]
ATLANTIC CITY [Early home demo version]
ATLANTIC CITY [Live 20 Aug 1994 version]
ATLANTIC CITY [Live 25 Jun 2006 version]
ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]

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