BLOOD BROTHERS

Alternate studio version


Once we were kids playing king of the mountain on the end
World came charging up the hill, and we were women, we were men
Yeah, we stood by each other's side, each one fighting for the other
And we swore until we died we'd always be blood brothers

Hoo hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo

Now the hardness of the world ??? slowly grind your world away
Making nothing but a fool's joke out of promises made
It's a long and dirty ride and there ain't much cover
No one running by your side, my blood, my blood brother

Whoa!

Through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always moving ahead and never looking back

Now the moon's dirty light shines 'cross the highway unfurled
And this love burns inside me like the last light in the world
And the night is shining bright like some mystery uncovered
I'll keep moving through the dark with you in my heart, my blood brother

Whoa!

Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for a rock version of BLOOD BROTHERS recorded in January 1995 at The Hit Factory in New York City, NY. See the official studio version for more details. This version was released in 1996 on the Blood Brothers EP.

Official Releases

The alternate studio version of BLOOD BROTHERS was released in November 1996 on the Blood Brothers promo EP, a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band release exclusively available as a bonus with the Blood Brothers video, VHS format only. The EP was issued in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers

CD EP - Columbia (CSK 8879) - USA, 1996

01- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
02- HIGH HOPES
03- MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
04- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
05- WITHOUT YOU
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers

CD EP - Columbia (CDNK 1195) - Canada, 1996

01- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
02- HIGH HOPES
03- MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
04- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
05- WITHOUT YOU
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers

CD EP - Columbia (XPCD 2104) - Austria, 1996

Austrian pressing for the European market.

01- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
02- HIGH HOPES
03- MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
04- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
05- WITHOUT YOU
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers

CD EP - Columbia (CSK 8879) - Australia, 1996

01- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
02- HIGH HOPES
03- MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
04- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
05- WITHOUT YOU
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Blood Brothers

2 x MiniCD EP - Sony (SRVM 1524-5) - Japan, 1996

Disc 1, 01- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
Disc 1, 02- HIGH HOPES
Disc 1, 03- MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 21 Feb 1995 version]
Disc 2, 01- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
Disc 2, 02- WITHOUT YOU

In 1997 the alternate studio version of BLOOD BROTHERS was also included on the second UK issue of the Secret Garden EP which was released to promote the Jerry Maguire movie soundtrack.

Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden

CD EP - Columbia (664324 5) - Austria, 1997

Pressed in Austria for distribution in the UK.

01- SECRET GARDEN [with strings]
02- BLOOD BROTHERS [Alternate studio version]
03- STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA
04- HIGHWAY 29

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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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