BOBBY JEAN

Album version


Two, three, four!

Hey!

Hey!

Well I came by your house the other day, your mother said you went away
She said there was nothing that I could have done, there was nothing nobody could say
Now me and you we've known each other ever since we were sixteen
I wished I would have known, I wished I could have called you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now you hung with me when all the others turned away, turned up their nose
We liked the same music, we liked the same bands, we liked the same clothes
Yeah we told each other that we were the wildest, the wildest things we'd ever seen
Now I wished you would have told me, I wished I could have talked to you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now we went walking in the rain talking about the pain from the world we hid
Now there ain't nobody, nowhere nohow gonna ever understand me the way you did
Well maybe you'll be out there on that road somewhere, in some bus or train travelling along
In some motel room there'll be a radio playing and you'll hear me sing this song
Well if you do, you'll know I'm thinking of you and all the miles in between
And I'm just calling one last time, tot to change your mind, but just to say I miss you baby
Good luck, goodbye Bobby Jean


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Info

BOBBY JEAN is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1984 album Born In The U.S.A.. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of BOBBY JEAN as released in 1984.

Composition and Recording

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Born In The U.S.A.

Born In The U.S.A. is Bruce Springsteen's seventh studio album. It was released on 04 Jun 1984 on Columbia Records. It was recorded between January 1982 and February 1984 at The Hit Factory and The Power Station in New York City, NY.

Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.

The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:57. It is produced by produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt.

Side 1 (vinyl LP format):

  1. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  2. COVER ME
  3. DARLINGTON COUNTY
  4. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
  5. DOWNBOUND TRAIN
  6. I'M ON FIRE

Side 2 (vinyl LP format):

  1. NO SURRENDER
  2. BOBBY JEAN
  3. I'M GOIN' DOWN
  4. GLORY DAYS
  5. DANCING IN THE DARK
  6. MY HOMETOWN

Other Official Releases

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Other versions of BOBBY JEAN were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984
The live 05 Aug 1984 version of BOBBY JEAN was released on the Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen -- Schottenstein Center, Ohio 2005
The live 31 Jul 2005 version of BOBBY JEAN was released on the Schottenstein Center, Ohio 2005 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive
The live 18 Nov 2006 version of BOBBY JEAN was released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive EP in 2007.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
The live 11 Jul 2013 version of BOBBY JEAN was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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Jorcx -- Històries Alienes
Jorcx -- Històries Alienes

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Spain, 2001
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Schoolhouse Records (SHR0022-2) - USA, 2003
2xCD - Sony (MHCP-928/9) - Japan, 2005
2xCD - Sony Records (MHCO 928-929) - Japan, 2007

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. There are six issues of this album (with three track configurations) and this track was only included on the three issues listed above. BOBBY JEAN is performed by Jennifer Glass.
Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford -- Darkness On The Edge Of Your Town Tour
Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford -- Darkness On The Edge Of Your Town Tour

CD-R - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2006
CD-R - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2009

This is a live Bruce Springsteen tribute album. CD-R copies were sold on tour and online. The 2006 issue contains 10 tracks and the 2009 reissue includes 5 additional tracks. BOBBY JEAN can be found on both issues.
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Promo Sound (PS 1723 CD) - Germany, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Wave Pictures -- Play Some Pool
The Wave Pictures -- Play Some Pool

CD-R - Where It's At Is Where You Are (no catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free disc included with the label's "Girls In Their Summer Clothes / If I Should Fall Behind" 7-inch single.
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Skip More School
Various artists -- Skip More School

Digital EP - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIA052) - UK, 2009

This is a free download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute EP. BOBBY JEAN is performed by The Neath Street Band.
Hungry Hearts -- Tortona City Serenade
Hungry Hearts -- Tortona City Serenade

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2014

This is a download-only digital live Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.

LP - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014
CD - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. BOBBY JEAN is performed by Ryan Culwell.
Hungry Hearts -- Live In My Hometown
Hungry Hearts -- Live In My Hometown

CD-R - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album, recorded live on 09 Jan 2015 at Inferno Di Dante in Tortona, Italy.
Chris Monzon -- Chris In The U.S.A.
Chris Monzon -- Chris In The U.S.A.

Digital EP - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a free download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute EP.
Greg Von Teig -- The Prisoner Of His Dreams: Greg Von Teig Plays Bruce Springsteen
Greg Von Teig -- The Prisoner Of His Dreams: Greg Von Teig Plays Bruce Springsteen

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album, available in downloadable digital form and on CD. The digital version contains two tracks not found on the CD issue: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN and IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Glory Days In Rimini - Keep On Dreaming
Various artists -- Glory Days In Rimini - Keep On Dreaming

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2016

This is a live Bruce Springsteen tribute album. BOBBY JEAN is performed by Buford Pope.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BOBBY JEAN on this website:

BOBBY JEAN [Album version]

Page last updated: 01 Dec 2016