GLORY DAYS

Live 15 Oct 1988 version


Alright man!
(Alright)
Bamos!

Well
I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school
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, 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

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

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

Oh rock that thing
???

Hey man!
On the guitar and vocals Miss Patti Scialfa
On the piano professor Roy Bittan
On the organ David Sancious
On the guitar the great Nils Lofgren
On the drums mighty Max Weinberg
On the guitar Garry W Tallent
On the organ madman Dan Federici
And last but not least on the saxophone Clarence big man Clemons

I think I'm going down to the well tonight, I'm gonna drink untill I get my fill
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
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!
Well alright!
Come on now!
Well alright!
Oh yeah! (Oh yeah)
Rock that thing now!
Band are you ready?
??? (crowd: Yeah)
??? (crowd: Yeah)
??? ???
Here we come
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Whoa oh o-oh! (crowd: Whoa oh o-oh)
Rock it now!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 15 Oct 1988 performance of GLORY DAYS at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. The song featured a guest appearance by David Sancious.

Ticket stub for the 15 Oct 1988 show at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ticket stub for the 15 Oct 1988 show at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 15 Oct 1988 Show

The Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour was a worldwide series of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in September and October 1988. The concerts were held not to raise funds but to increase awareness of Amnesty International and to publicize the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR). They were billed as "A Concert For Human Rights Now!" and featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'dour.

Promotional poster for the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour
Promotional poster for the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour

The 15 Oct 1988 show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the last date of the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. It took place at River Plate Stadium and was broadcast worldwide live on the radio. Video segments were broadcast as part of "The Human Right Now Tour" documentary which debuted on 10 Dec 1988 on HBO in the United States, WDR in West Germany, and other TV channels around the world.

Promotional poster for the 10 Dec 1988 HBO broadcast of
Promotional poster for the 10 Dec 1988 HBO broadcast of "The Human Right Now Tour" documentary

  1. GET UP STAND UP (with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour, León Gieco, and Charly García)
  2. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (with Sting)
  3. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  4. THE PROMISED LAND
  5. COVER ME
  6. I'M ON FIRE
  7. THE RIVER (with Sting and L. Shankar)
  8. CADILLAC RANCH (with David Sancious)
  9. WAR
  10. MY HOMETOWN
  11. DANCING IN THE DARK
  12. GLORY DAYS (with David Sancious)
  13. RAISE YOUR HAND (with Branford Marsalis and David Sancious)
  14. TWIST AND SHOUT (with Branford Marsalis, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour, David Sancious, León Gieco, Charly García, Jack Healey, and all)
  15. CHIMES OF FREEDOM (with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour)
  16. GET UP STAND UP (with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour, León Gieco, and Charly García)

The 15 Oct 1988 broadcast from Buenos Aires (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set) was commercially released in the UK. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in the UK have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in the UK.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Human Rights Broadcast
Bruce Springsteen -- The Human Rights Broadcast

CD - Sonic Boom (SON0323) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 15 Oct 1988 broadcast of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set from Buenos Aires.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct 15, 1988
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct 15, 1988

Digital album - BKC (no catalog number) - UK, 2015

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 15 Oct 1988 broadcast of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set from Buenos Aires.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Human Rights Broadcast
Bruce Springsteen -- The Human Rights Broadcast

2xLP - Parachute (PARA014LP) - UK, 2016

This release contains the 15 Oct 1988 broadcast of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set from Buenos Aires.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Human Rights Now! Tour - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10/15/88
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Human Rights Now! Tour - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10/15/88

Digital album - Lilith Records (no catalog number) - UK, 2016

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 15 Oct 1988 broadcast of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set from Buenos Aires.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live At Estadio River Plate 1988
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live At Estadio River Plate 1988

LP - Payless (KXLP 16) - Australia, 2017

This release contains part of the 15 Oct 1988 broadcast of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's set from Buenos Aires.

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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