DREAM BABY DREAM

Live 28 Oct 2005 version


[Spoken intro:] Alright, this is for Dave. Dave, I'm gonna send this one out to you tonight. (chuckles) Had a great time yesterday.

Dream baby dream
Dream baby dream
Dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream

Dream baby dream
Dream baby dream
Dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream

Keep the fire burning
We gotta keep the light burning
Come on, we gotta keep the light burning
Come on, you gotta keep the fire burning
Come on and dream baby dream

Come on and dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream
Come on and dream baby dream
Come on darling and dry your eyes
Come on baby and dry your eyes
Come on darling and dry your eyes
Come on baby and dry your eyes
Come on darling and dry your eyes
Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on and dream baby dream
Come on, you gotta keep a fire burning
Come on, you gotta keep the light burning
Come on you gotta keep a light burning
Come on and dream baby dream

Well I just wanna see you smile
Now I just wanna see you smile
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Now I just wanna see you smile
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Come on dream on, dream baby dream

Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on, you gotta keep on dreaming
Come on dream on, dream baby dream

Come on, we gotta keep a light burning
Come on, you gotta keep a light burning
Come on, we gotta keep a light burning
Come on dream on, dream baby dream

Come on baby and dry your eyes
Come on darling and dry your eyes
Come on darling and dry your eyes
Come on dream on, dream baby dream

Come on and open up your heart
Come on and open up your heart
Come on and open up your heart
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on and open up your heart
Come on and open up your heart
Come on and open up your heart
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Yeah come on and open up your heart
Oh come on and open up your heart
Yeah come on and open up your heart
Come on dream on, dream baby dream
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Now I just wanna see you smile
Yeah I just wanna see you smile
Come on dream on, dream baby dream


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 28 Oct 2005 performance of DREAM BABY DREAM at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played on pump organ with technician Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald providing synthesizer in the background played by his keyboard. Springsteen's biographer Dave Marsh confirmed to Backstreets magazine that he is indeed the "Dave" to whom Springsteen dedicated the song (see spoken intro above).

Ticket stub for the 28 Oct 2005 show at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
Ticket stub for the 28 Oct 2005 show at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
(Taken from Brucebase)

Official Releases

Bruce Springsteen's live 28 Oct 2005 version of DREAM BABY DREAM was officially released in October 2008 (06 Oct 2008 in the UK and 28 Oct 2008 in the USA) on Dream Baby Dream, a UK-only various artists 10-inch vinyl EP. The release commemorated Suicide vocalist Alan Vega's 70th birthday. The track was also included on Alan Vega 70th Vinyl Series Radio Promo CD #1, a UK-only various artists promotional EP released in October 2008. Although actually being a promotional pressing, this EP was also sold commercially by the label itself via its official website. The recording was also available for official download in mp3 or FLAC formats on the Blast First (Petite) label's website, and in mp4 format on iTunes. According to Backstreets, the seven-minute audio track is taken from a yet-to-be-completed live DVD from the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour.

Various artists -- Dream Baby Dream
Various artists -- Dream Baby Dream

10" EP - Blastfirstpetite (PTYY 017) - UK, 2008

Limited to 8,000 copies, pressed in two different runs of 4,000 each. Comes in a black-and-white cardboard picture sleeve with individually numbered sticker on rear.

A1- Bruce Springsteen: DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 28 Oct 2005 version]
B1- Suicide: DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 28 Sep 1979 version]
B2- Mr Ray: BEAT THE DEVIL
Various artists -- Alan Vega 70th Vinyl Series Radio Promo CD # 1
Various artists -- Alan Vega 70th Vinyl Series Radio Promo CD #1

CD EP - Blastfirstpetite (PCD 001) - UK, 2008

Disc comes in a clear plastic sleeve.

01- Bruce Springsteen: DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 28 Oct 2005 version]
02- Suicide: DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 28 Sep 1979 version]
03- Mr Ray: BEAT THE DEVIL
04- The Horrors: SHADAZZ
05- Suicide: RADIATION [Live 1980 version]
06- Nik Void: ROCKET USA

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help. Some info about the above official releases is taken from Lost In The Flood.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DREAM BABY DREAM on this website:

DREAM BABY DREAM [Album version]
DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 28 Oct 2005 version]
DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 06 Nov 2013 version]
DREAM BABY DREAM [Live 08 Apr 2014 version]
DREAM BABY DREAM [Original Suicide version]

Page last updated: 10 Oct 2013