BACKSTREETS

Live 04 Aug 1978 version


One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides from the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old...

[recording cut]

Oh, say!

Now laying here in the dark, you're like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry, that we'd go see
Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
And after all this time to find we're just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
We swore forever friends
On the backstreets until the end

Till the end
Hey, little baby
Hello, little girl
It's good to have you back again
And my, you're looking fine
It really doesn't seem like such a long, long time
But I remember you
Baby, I remember you
Standing on the corner
Of Richmond Avenue
With your hair done all up high
And a look that's in your eyes
For every boy that's passing by
And I swore then that I would drive
Baby back then, I swore
I'd drive all night
Baby, I'd drive all night
I swore I'd drive all night
Any time, any place, anywhere
Just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
To have you hold me in your arms
For just one kiss
For just one kiss
And a look from your sad eyes
You had such lonely sad eyes
You had such lonely sad eyes
Oh how they cried
We let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
We'll let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
We let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
We'll let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
Let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
Let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
Let 'em cry 'til they're all cried out
Until your tears ran dry
But it's no good
Me, baby, I can't
Me, I can't cry anymore
Baby, I can't cry anymore
But like a fool, I thought that I could stop
I thought that I could stop your crying
I thought that I could stop your crying
I thought that I could stop your crying
But I didn't know
That baby'd been lying
Baby'd been lying
You were so young
And you could tell such pretty lies
And you were so young
And you could tell such pretty lies
And you knew I'd buy 'em
And you knew I'd buy 'em
You were so young and you could tell such pretty lies
We stood in the rain
We stood in the wind
And you could tell such pretty lies
You were so young
And you could tell such pretty lies
You could tell such pretty lies
And now you're back
Baby, now you're back
Well baby, now you're back
Well, I'm back too
And I've been out
And I've seen some things
About you
I've seen some things
About me
About you
Look into my face
I want you
To look into my face
I want you
'Cause girl we've got to stop
Girl it's time to stop
Baby it's time to stop
It's time to stop
To stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop

Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
It's alright
We'll go hiding on the backstreets tonight
On the backstreets, on the backstreets
On the backstreets, on the backstreets
On the backstreets, on the backstreets

Whoah, oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 04 Aug 1978 performance of BACKSTREETS at Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV, during the Darkness On The Edge OF Town Tour. Soundboard recording is available, but unfortunately BACKSTREETS is incomplete.

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of BACKSTREETS on this website:

BACKSTREETS [Album version]
BACKSTREETS [Unofficial studio version 1]
BACKSTREETS [Unofficial studio version 2]
BACKSTREETS [Unofficial studio version 3]
BACKSTREETS [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 29 Sep 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 30 Sep 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 09 Oct 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 25 Oct 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 28 Oct 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 29 Oct 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 30 Oct 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 02 Nov 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 03 Nov 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 22 Feb 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 06 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 13 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 19 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 22 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 23 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 24 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 31 Dec 1977 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 23 May 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 31 May 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 09 Jun 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 16 Jun 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 04 Aug 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 01 Sep 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 19 Dec 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 20 Dec 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 28 Dec 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 31 Dec 1978 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 01 Jan 1979 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 28 Aug 1981 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 25 Aug 1984 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 13 Jun 1985 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 21 Jun 1985 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 17 Mar 1988 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 20 Mar 1988 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 23 Apr 1988 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 03 May 1988 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 16 Sep 2003 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 22 Nov 2005 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 17 Oct 2007 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 22 Apr 2008 version]
BACKSTREETS [Live 21 Jul 2009 version]

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