BLOOD BROTHERS

Live 05 Apr 1995 (Sony Music Studios) version


[Take 1:]

[Spoken intro:] Alright. We're gonna start in a mellow mood (chuckles). We haven't played these much, alright (chuckles). Alright, yeah, let's do it.

Well, we played king of the mountain out on the end
The world came charging up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we got to take
Well, we stood side by side each one fighting for the other
And we said until we died we'll always be blood brothers

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Making a fool's joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do, work to do and bills to pay
And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover
With no one running by your side, my blood brother

On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always moving ahead and never looking back
Now I don't know how I feel, I don't know how I feel tonight
If I've fallen 'neath the wheel, if I've lost or I've gained sight
I don't even know why, don't know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all

But the stars are burning bright like some mystery uncovered
And I'll keep moving through the dark with you in my heart, my blood brother

[Spoken outro:] Alright, so you know well a few songs.

[Take 2:]

[Spoken intro:] Alright, we gotta cover a couple of these things they want us to do again and... and we'll roll on, and we'll roll on (chuckles). Alright (clears throat), alright. Alright. Ok ??? (clears throat). ???. Here we go.

[P]Well, we played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come charging up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we got to take
Well, we stood side by side each one fighting for the other
And we said until we died we'd always be blood brothers

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Making a fool's joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do, work to do and bills to pay
And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover
With no one running by your side, my blood brother

On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always moving ahead and never looking back
Now I don't know how I feel, I don't know how I feel tonight
If I've fallen 'neath the wheel, if I've lost or I've gained sight
I don't even know why, I don't know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all

But the stars are burning bright like some mystery uncovered
And I'll keep moving through the dark with you in my heart, my blood brother


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 05 Apr 1995 performance of BLOOD BROTHERS at Sony Music Studios in New York City, NY, during a gig with the E Street Band to promote the release of the Greatest Hits album. Two takes of the song were performed.

Bruce Springsteen performing BLOOD BROTHERS (take 1) during the 05 Apr 1995 show at Sony Music Studios, New York City, NY
Bruce Springsteen performing BLOOD BROTHERS (take 1) during the 05 Apr 1995 show at Sony Music Studios, New York City, NY

The 05 Apr 1995 Show

The 05 Apr 1995 show at Sony Music Studios was video taped in front of a small audience and a shortened hour-long version of the footage was later broadcast internationally to promote the Greatest Hits album.

Pass for the 04 Apr 1995 show at Sony Music Studios, New York City, NY
Pass for the 04 Apr 1995 show at Sony Music Studios, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

  1. SECRET GARDEN
  2. BLOOD BROTHERS [take #1]
  3. THIS HARD LAND [take #1]
  4. I'M TURNING INTO ELVIS [part 1]
  5. MURDER INCORPORATED [take #1]
  6. STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA [take #1]
  7. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  8. I'M TURNING INTO ELVIS [part 2]
  9. TWO HEARTS [take #1]
  10. I'M TURNING INTO ELVIS [part 3]
  11. BLOOD BROTHERS [take #2]
  12. THIS HARD LAND [take #2]
  13. MURDER INCORPORATED [take #2]
  14. STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA [take #2]
  15. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  16. BOBBY JEAN
  17. SHE'S THE ONE
  18. BADLANDS
  19. CADILLAC RANCH
  20. TWO HEARTS [take #2]
  21. THUNDER ROAD

Available Versions

List of available versions of BLOOD BROTHERS on this website:

BLOOD BROTHERS [Official studio version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Unofficial studio version 1]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Unofficial studio version 2]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Solo acoustic demo #1]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Full-band take #1]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Solo acoustic demo #2]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Full-band take #2]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Solo acoustic demo #3]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Live 05 Apr 1995 (Sony Music Studios) version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Live 04 Oct 2003 version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Live 23 Apr 2008 version]
BLOOD BROTHERS [Live 22 Jan 2017 version]

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