Live 27 Nov 1995 version

[Spoken intro:] Thank you. This uh, this is uh... [clears throat] ??? coming out, I think the end of December, or the beginning of next year sometime... called "Dead Man Walking", and it's a film by Tim Robbins. And uh, it's uh, it's a story of uh, a man who commits the murders and ends up uh, on death row waiting execution. This is called "Dead Man Walkin'".

There's a pale horse comin'
And I'm gonna ride it
I'll rise in the morning
My fate decided
I'm a dead man walkin'
I'm a dead man walkin'

In Saint James Parish
I was born and Christened
I got my story
But mister, ain't no need for you to listen
It's just a dead man talkin'

I had a job, I had a girl
Between our dreams and actions lies this world

Hey in the deep forest
Their blood and tears rushed over me
All I could feel was the drugs and the shotgun
And my own fear up inside me
Like a dead man talkin'

'Neath the summer sky my eyes went black
Now sister I won't ask for forgiveness, my sins are all I have

Tonight the clouds above my prison
They move slowly 'cross the sky
There's a new day comin'
And my dreams are full tonight


The above lyrics refer to the live 27 Nov 1995 performance OF DEAD MAN WALKIN' at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour.

Ticket stub for the 27 Nov 1995 show at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Ticket stub for the 27 Nov 1995 show at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)

Available Versions

List of available versions of DEAD MAN WALKIN' on this website:

DEAD MAN WALKIN' [Studio version]
DEAD MAN WALKIN' [Live 27 Nov 1995 version]
DEAD MAN WALKIN' [Live 05 Dec 1995 version]
DEAD MAN WALKIN' [Live 25 Mar 1996 version]
DEAD MAN WALKIN' [Live 23 Jun 2000 version]

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