COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE

Live 19 Jun 2005 version


[Spoken intro:] Thank you, thank you very much, yeah. [Some people yell "Bruce!"] huh? Yes [chuckles] I'm here [chuckles]. Uh, alright [some guy yells "Jungleland!"] Now you're dreaming on that one [chuckles], these are not those fingers [chuckles].

It's a fairytale so tragic, there's no prince to break the spell
I don't believe in the magic, but for you I will, yeah for you I will
If I'm a fool, I'll be a fool, darlin' for you

I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

There ain't no storybook story, there's no never-ending song
Our happily ever after darlin' is forever come and gone, yeah I'm movin' on
If I'm gonna believe, I'll put my faith, darlin' in you

I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

Sleeping beauty awakes from her dream with her lover's kiss on her lips
Your kiss was taken from me, now all I have is this

Your kiss, your touch, your heart, your strength, your hope
Your faith, your face, your love, your dream
Your life (your life), your life (your life), your life (your life) (your life)*

I'm runnin' through the forest with the wolf at my heels
My king is lost at midnight when the tower bells peal
We've got no fairytale ending, in God's hands our fate is complete
Your heaven's here in my heart, our love's this dust beneath my feet, just this dust beneath my feet
If I'm gonna live, I'll lift my life, darlin' to you

I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle
I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle to come through


The above lyrics refer to the 19 Jun 2005 performance at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland, during the Devils & Dust tour. Bruce starts the song on electric piano, switches to piano right after the "Your life, your life..." line, and then switches back to electric piano at the end of the song for the last few seconds of the instrumental end.

Bruce Springsteen performing COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE on 19 Jun 2005 at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
Bruce Springsteen performing COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE on 19 Jun 2005 at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland

Available Versions

List of available versions of COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE on this website:

COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE [Album version]
COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE [Acoustic version]
COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE [Live 16 Oct 2002 version]
COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE [Live 19 Jun 2005 version]

Page last updated: 22 Apr 2006