BACKSTREETS

Live 31 Dec 1978 version


Huh
Na na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na na na na da
Oh come back, baby, come back
At night my arms, they cry for you
Oh come back, baby, come back
At night my heart, it dies for you
And I promise
Oh I promise
I will never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never
Make you blue
I promise
I will never, never, never, never, never, never
Make you blue
Dry your eyes, little girl
There'll be no, no, no, no tears falling tonight
Dry your pretty eyes, little girl
They're so dark, so dark
There'll be no tears falling tonight
And I will never, never make you sad
And I will never, never make you blue
And we'll go running
We'll go running
Back out along the highways
Back down along through the fields
Down the alleys
And I will never, never make you blue
And I will never, never make you blue
Down, down to the backstreets

One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton's Wing
Where desperate lovers park we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night that set us loose from everything
To go running on the backstreets, running on the backstreets
We swore we'd live forever
On the backstreets we'd take it together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where dancers scrape the tears up off the streets dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear that whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us, on the truth that ran us down
Blame it all on me Terry, it don't matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight there was nothing left to say
But I hated him and I hated you when you went away
Whoah

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, we'd go see
Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
Well 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
It's me and you, baby
It's me and you, girl
And I remember you from back then
And I remember you from back then
And I remember back then I swore
That for you, I'd drive all night
Any time, any place
That for you, I'd drive all night
Any time, any place
That for you, I'd drive all night
Through the wind
Through the rain
Through the snow
Just
Just to buy you some shoes
Just to check you out
Just to kiss that pretty face
Just to taste your tender charms
And just to sleep
Just to sleep in your arms
Babe, maybe you wasn't even listening
Maybe you wasn't even listening
But I remember you promised that you'd never go anyplace without me
You swore that you'd never go anyplace without me
You promised that you'd never leave without me
You swore that you'd never leave without me
And like everything else
And everybody else from back then
You promised
And baby you lied
Baby you lied
Baby you lied
Baby you lied
Little girl you lied
And so now you've come back
And so now you've come back
And so now you've come back
But just what makes you think that it's so easy
Just what makes you think
That's it's so easy
Just to stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To stop
To 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
Hey!

Whoah, whoah, hoa, hoa, hoa, hoa


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 31 Dec 1978 performance of BACKSTREETS at Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, OH, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

Promotional ad for the 31 Dec 1978 and 01 Jan 1979 shows at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
Promotional ad for the 31 Dec 1978 and 01 Jan 1979 shows at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 31 Dec 1978 show at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
Ticket stub for the 31 Dec 1978 show at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH

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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