COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE

Live 16 Oct 2002 version


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

Well I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on 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

Well I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on 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 kiss), your touch, (your touch)
Your heart, (your heart), your strength, (your strength)
Your hope, (your hope), your faith, (your faith)
Your face, (your face), your love, (your love)
Your dream, (your dream), 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

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

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Countin' on miracle (oh) to come through

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Countin' on miracle to come through

Well I'm countin' on a miracle


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 16 Oct 2002 performance of COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, during The Rising Tour.

Bruce Springsteen performing COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE on 16 Oct 2002 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (from the "Live In Barcelona" DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE on 16 Oct 2002 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (from the "Live In Barcelona" DVD)

Video for the complete 16 Oct 2002 concert was released in 2003 on the Live In Barcelona DVD (see the below section).

Live In Barcelona

Two month into The Rising Tour, the first half of the 16 Oct 2002 concert at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, was broadcast live at the time across Europe on MTV Europe and VH1 UK. A tape of the broadcast was later aired by CBS in the United States on 28 Feb 2003. The entire concert was released on 18 Nov 2003 on the Live In Barcelona DVD. This was the first time that an entire Springsteen concert was documented with an official release in either audio or video. The video is directed by Chris Hilson and produced by Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, and George Travis. Audio is recorded and mixed by Brendan O'Brien and the video is edited by Thom Zimny.

Promotional poster for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Promotional poster for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
(Taken from Brucebase)
Handwritten setlist for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Handwritten setlist for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

No equivalent audio-only album release was made, but SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT from this show was officially released as a bonus track on the Lonesome Day European maxi single in 2002, and SHE'S THE ONE and BORN TO RUN were officially released on the US-only promotional CD sampler Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band PBS Exclusive in late 2005. Videos of WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY, MARY'S PLACE, and DANCING IN THE DARK were also included on the "Tour Edition" of The Rising album in 2003.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In Barcelona
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In Barcelona

Disc 1:

  1. Program Start
  2. THE RISING
  3. LONESOME DAY
  4. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  5. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  6. EMPTY SKY
  7. YOU'RE MISSING
  8. WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY
  9. THE PROMISED LAND
  10. WORLDS APART
  11. BADLANDS
  12. SHE'S THE ONE
  13. MARY'S PLACE
  14. DANCING IN THE DARK
  15. COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE
  16. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  17. INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
  18. INTO THE FIRE

Disc 2:

  1. NIGHT
  2. RAMROD
  3. BORN TO RUN
  4. MY CITY OF RUINS
  5. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  6. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS
  7. THUNDER ROAD
  8. Credits
  9. "Drop The Needle And Pray: The Rising On Tour"

Notes:

  • The TV broadcast concluded with DANCING IN THE DARK
  • "Drop The Needle And Pray: The Rising On Tour" is a documentary featuring footage from shows on the Summer 2003 leg of The Rising Tour at Fenway Park and Giants Stadium, interviews with Springsteen and band members, and unpublished photographs.

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]

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