BLOOD BROTHERS

Live 04 Oct 2003 version


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

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makes a fool's joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
So 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'm out here on this road, out on this road tonight
I close my eyes and feel so many friends around me in the early evening light
And the miles we have come and the battles won and lost
Are just so many roads traveled, so many rivers crossed
And may God give us strength and the faith in one another
'Cause it's a good night for a ride 'cross the river to the other side, my blood brothers

Follow me!

[Spoken outro:] 'Till we meet again! We love you! We'll be seeing you! Thanks!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 04 Oct 2003 performance of BLOOD BROTHERS at Shea Stadium in New York City, NY, during The Rising Tour. The song was the show closer and featured the rewritten last verse that was used to close The Reunion Tour three years earlier (see the live 01 Jul 2000 version).

Ticket stub for the 04 Oct 2003 show at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 04 Oct 2003 show at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band concluded The Rising Tour with three shows at Shea Stadium in New York City, NY (01, 03, and 04 Oct 2003). Initially two shows were scheduled (01 and 03 Oct 2003) but a third show was added at a later stage (04 Oct 2003). See poster below.

Promotional poster for the 01 and 03 Oct 2003 shows at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
Promotional poster for the 01 and 03 Oct 2003 shows at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

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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