GLORY DAYS

Live 20 Aug 1984 version


[Spoken intro:] Let's go! Alright, alright! Alright! Ooh yeah! Alright! Are you loose? Are you loose as this? Alright! Now this is, this is a song about old times, and how in this life all things must pass. But, now the older you get, the more old times you got. And you're always bumping into somebody that wants to tell you about it. Now, when we used to ride on the bus, hm, after the show, I used to get all of the band together, and we'd all sit on the bus, and see, I had a captive audience, and like, and I'd start saying: "Yeah, guys, you remember the time when we drove in a station wagon and, and we met those girls on the way to the show in Detroit and you remember the... what a great time we had when, when, when... oh, wake up, wake up, wake up". They'd always be falling asleep on me. But anyway, I saw this "Twilight Zone" the other night, I was up late. And it was about this actor who like, he kept remembering what a great time he had when he was young and he was wishing he could go back and then all of a sudden... I get it in a minute (plays a bit of "Outer Limits" on guitar)... Now, all of a sudden he stepped into the Twilight Zone, you see, and he went back, and everybody was treating him real nasty and then he came back into his own time and, and he was a lot happier. But I always meet people who tell me what a great time I had in high school and "Didn't we have all that fun?" Like I've said personally, I had a horrible time in high school. I hated high school. When fall comes around, I'm still glad I don't have to go to high school. But anyway, I was out in this bar and the other night and, and...

I had a friend, he was a big baseball player back in high school
And man, he could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar, I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks, but all he kept talking about was

Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

Well there's this girl, now she lives up the block, and back in school she could turn all the boys' heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by and have a few drinks with her after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby, I guess they split up, almost be two years gone by now
Well we just sit around talking about the old times, she says when she feels like crying, she starts laughing thinking about

Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

Alright, let's rock it now boys!
(Whoa)

Think I'm going down to the well tonight and I'm gonna drink till I get my fill
Well I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it, but I probably will
Yeah just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of
Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of

Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days
Yeah they'll pass you by, glory days
In the wink of a young girl's eye, glory days
Glory days

Alright!
Ooh yeah!
Come on now!
Alight! (Alright now)
Ooh yeah! (Oh yeah)
Alright! (Alright)
Come on now! (Whao)
Alright!
Now keep goin' rockin' boys
Don't ever be stoppin' now (alright)
Don't let me down now
Because I can hear that clock ticking away every minute in my life, everyday
It says Boss, you're 30 (whoa)
31, 32, 33 (whoa), 34 (whoa), thirty (what), thirty (what), thirty (what), thirty (what)
Alright! (Alright)
Oh yeah! (Oh yeah)
Alright! (Alright)
Come on now! (Whoa)
Alright!
Oh yeah!
Alright!
Aaah let's dance!

I'm older but I'm born
Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 20 Aug 1984 performance of GLORY DAYS at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour.

This was the last of a ten-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Ticket stub for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Pass for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Available Versions

List of available versions of GLORY DAYS on this website:

GLORY DAYS [Album version]
GLORY DAYS [Original studio version]
GLORY DAYS [Acoustic demo]
GLORY DAYS [Live 12 Jul 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 19 Aug 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 18 Nov 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 19 Nov 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Dec 1984 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Jan 1985 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 04 Jul 1985 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 10 May 1988 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 15 Oct 1988 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 10 Jul 1992 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 16 Nov 2002 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 07 Mar 2003 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 26 Jul 2003 version]
GLORY DAYS [Live 06 Aug 2003 version]

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