COMING HOME

Live 11 Dec 1971 version


Well the living ain't easy on this side of the highway
It's time to go on by
When it takes so long just to have a bit of fun
Show me your curls, and let me show you around
Well things are gonna change
Well things are changin' every day
I'm gonna break out of Kansas
I don't think I can handle it no more
I'll head out on the highway all alone
Tryin' to get my foot in the door
And Mama, I'm a coming home
Ah can you hear me
Yeah, back in Kansas
I can't stay in Kansas no more I don't think I can stand it
Show me your guns and you show me the door
Ah but things are gonna change
They're changin' every day
Won't you meet me on the highway
Out where Mama don't move
Out where Mama don't go
But man don't wait till the morning comes
Oh Mama I'm coming home
Ah, get that dinner cookin', all right

Livin' ain't easy on this side of the highway
It's time to get on home, bye bye
Well it don't take long now to have some fun
Show your guns, and you show you're a man
But this has gotta change
Cause real life changes every day
Oh, we can't stay in Kansas no more
I don't think I can handle it
It's no use cryin' though
Mama I'm a coming home
Oh can't you hear your Daddy comin'
I'm, I'm, I'm coming home
I'm, I'm, I'm coming home
I'm, I'm, I'm coming home
I'm, I'm, I'm coming home
I'm, I'm


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 11 Dec 1971 performance of COMING HOME at Student Prince in Asbury Park, NJ, with The Bruce Springsteen Band.

This version of COMING HOME can be found on a 3-track audience recording from a late 1971 Bruce Springsteen Band gig. According to Brucebase, the recording probably dates from the December 1971 period, and probably the venue was The Student Prince. Precise details cannot be determined, but Brucebase lists the 3-songs partial setlist under its 11 Dec 1971 entry.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) and Audio2575 (from Rare Springsteen) for the lyrics help.

Request

Some of the above lyrics might be guessed or not correct, and they are open for revisions and corrections. If you can assist, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of COMING HOME on this website:

COMING HOME [Studio rehearsal version]
COMING HOME [Live 23 Oct 1971 version]
COMING HOME [Live 11 Dec 1971 version]

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