HUMAN TOUCH

Album version


You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip away
In the end what you don't surrender
Well the world just strips away

Girl ain't no kindness in the face of strangers
Ain't gonna find no miracles here
Well you can wait on your blessings my darlin'
But I got a deal for you right here

I ain't lookin' for prayers or pity
I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Ain't no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain't no bread from heavenly skies
Ain't nobody drawin' wine from this blood
It's just you and me tonight

Tell me in a world without pity
Do you think what I'm askin's too much?
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Yeah!
Yeah hey!
Yeah yeah!
Whoa hey yeah yeah!

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
Well it comes with a hard hard price
You can't shut off the risk and the pain
Without losin' the love that remains
We're all riders on this train

Yeah hey yeah!
Whoa!
Hey!
Whoa!
Yeah yeah!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahhh!
Whoaaa!

So you been broken and you been hurt
Show me somebody who ain't
Yeah I know I ain't nobody's bargain
But hell a little touchup and a little paint

You might need somethin' to hold on to
When all the answers they don't amount too much
Somebody that you could just to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch

Baby in a world without pity
Do you think what I'm askin's too much?
I just want to feel you in my arms
And share a little of that Human Touch
Share a little of that Human Touch
Feel a little of that Human Touch in you
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Share a little of that Human Touch in you
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Give me a little of that Human Touch in you
Give me a little of that Human Touch

Heyyy now!
Oh yeah!
Oh yeah yeah!
(Share a little of that Human Touch)
(Feel a little of that Human Touch)
(Give me a little of that Human Touch)
Whoa!
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Give me a little of that Human Touch
(Give me a little of that Human Touch)
Whoooa whoooa
(Need a love)
Ohhh yeahhh!
Ohhh yeah!
Whoooa
Whoooa whoooa
Whoooa
Whoa!


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Info

HUMAN TOUCH is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1992 album Human Touch. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of HUMAN TOUCH as released in 1992.

The album version of HUMAN TOUCH was included on the Greatest Hits (1995 edition) compilation album, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (both 2003 and 2015 editions) compilation album, and the Collection: 1973-2012 compilation album.

Composition and Recording

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Music Video

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Human Touch

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Bruce Springsteen -- Human Touch
Bruce Springsteen -- Human Touch

Human Touch features 14 tracks and clocks at 58:49.

  1. HUMAN TOUCH
  2. SOUL DRIVER
  3. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  4. CROSS MY HEART
  5. GLORIA'S EYES
  6. WITH EVERY WISH
  7. ROLL OF THE DICE
  8. REAL WORLD
  9. ALL OR NOTHIN' AT ALL
  10. MAN'S JOB
  11. I WISH I WERE BLIND
  12. THE LONG GOODBYE
  13. REAL MAN
  14. PONY BOY

Greatest Hits 1995 Edition

Greatest Hits (1995 edition) is a collection of some of Bruce Springsteen's hit singles and popular album tracks through the years, in addition to four previously unreleased songs, three of which were recorded with the E Street Band in 1995 – Springsteen's first release with his backing band since the late eighties. Some of the songs on Greatest Hits are shorter versions of the original album releases.

In 1994 Bruce Springsteen recorded an album that was never released. His manager Jon Landau wasn't a fan of the project and recommended shelving it and focusing more on a "career overview". This lead to the Greatest Hits sessions with the E Street Band in 1995. Springsteen called the band in early January to record some new songs for the album and they assembled for the recording sessions on 09 Jan 1995 at The Hit Factory in New York City, NY. The sessions, which lasted about ten days, were the band's first studio reunion in 11 years (since the Born In The U.S.A. sessions) and their first ever with Nils Lofgren.

Bruce Springsteen -- Greatest Hits
Bruce Springsteen -- Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits was released on 27 Feb 1995 on Columbia Records. It was commercially successful, debuting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 where it stayed on the chart for 32 weeks. It also peaked at #1 in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many European countries. By 2008 the album had sold more than four million copies in the United States.

In 2013, Sony Music reissued the album in Venezuela as part of its Star Collection series, which was made exclusively for the Venezuelan market via Sony Music Venezuela in 2013. The album is titled after the series and features totally different artwork. Just like on Greatest Hits, the songs are shorter versions of the original album releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- Star Collection
Bruce Springsteen -- Star Collection

CD - Sony Music (001) - Venezuela, 2013

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released as part of Sony BMG'S (previously Sony Music Entertainment) series of "Essential" sets. According to Springsteen's liner notes comments, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour.

The collection is fundamentally a 2-disc set (clocking at 153:37) compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Live In New York City release. A 3-disc limited edition (clocking at 201:04) was also released. It includes a bonus third disc comprising of a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. It also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct 2015, this time as a 2-disc set (clocking at 156:25) with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits (1995 edition) collection. This 2015 reissue features remastered tracks not found in that form on other Springsteen releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)

Collection: 1973-2012

Collection: 1973-2012 is a Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records in 2013. It was released on 08 Mar 2013 in Australia and 15 Apr 2013 in Europe. The compilation was not released commercially in the United States. Instead, a promotional version was given out exclusively to $1,500 ticket holders at the "MusiCares Person Of The Year" tribute event held in Los Angeles, CA, on 08 Feb 2013. The event honoured Springsteen for both his artistic achievements and philanthropic efforts. The compilation consists of 18 previously released studio tracks.

Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012
Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012

Single

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Other Official Releases

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The album version of HUMAN TOUCH was included on some various artists albums.

Various artists -- Danke '92 Pop
Various artists -- Danke '92 Pop

CD - Columbia (SAMPCD 1992) - Germany, 1992

Promotional sampler.
Various artists -- Kuschelrock 8
Various artists -- Kuschelrock 8

2xCD - Columbia (COL 477777 2) - Germany, 1994
2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 477777 2) - Germany, 1994
2xCD - Columbia (COL 477777 9) - Germany, 1995
2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 477777 2) - Germany, 1999
2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 477777 0) - Germany, 2004
2xCD - Sony BMG (88697 27175 2) - Germany, 2008
2xMC - Columbia (COL 477777 4) - Germany, 1994
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 3
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 3

2xCD - Magnum (477 866 2) - Holland, 1994

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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Various artists -- One Step Up / Two Steps Back: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- One Step Up / Two Steps Back: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - The Right Stuff (7243 8 59780 2 9) - USA, 1997
2xCD - EMI (TOCP-50377/8) - Japan, 1997

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. Disc 1 was reissued in 2000 as The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen. HUMAN TOUCH is performed by Joe Cocker.
American Boys -- Bruce Springsteen - Coverversion
American Boys -- Bruce Springsteen - Coverversion

CD - Azzurra (TBP 1113) - Italy, 2000

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was reissued in 2003 under the title Bruce Springsteen: The Best - Cover 100%, with catalog number TBP 1152 and with a different artwork.
Nick White -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
Nick White -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Millennium Gold (MG2110) - Holland, 2002

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Session musicians -- Super Instrumental
Session musicians -- Super Instrumental

CD - O6epir-XXI / Vikkon (no catalog number) - Ukraine, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Matt Tyler -- Brilliant Disguise
Matt Tyler -- Brilliant Disguise

CD-R - Dannyboy Records (DBM003) - UK, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Boss Chill -- The Boss Chill
The Boss Chill -- The Boss Chill

CD - Vale Music (unknown catalog number) - Spain, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)

Digital album - Starlite / Suite 102 (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was also released the same year as three separate volumes: Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 1 1973-1985, Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 1980-1989, and Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009. A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set however includes two tracks not found on the three separate volumes. In 2012, the same tracks found on A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set were distributed over three download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute albums: Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 1, Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2, and Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 3.
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Talking Clive (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1

Digital album - Zulu (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Das Traumstern-Orchester -- Spielt Hits Von Bruce Springsteen
Das Traumstern-Orchester -- Spielt Hits Von Bruce Springsteen

CD - Europa Family Music / Sony Music (88765 47379 2) - Germany, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Judson Mancebo -- Babies Love Bruce Springsteen
Judson Mancebo -- Babies Love Bruce Springsteen

CD - Sony Music (88765482692) - Brazil, 2013
CD - DIVUCSA (38-534) - Spain, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)

CD - COAAST-TMP (no catalog number) - Germany, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. HUMAN TOUCH is performed by Mark Hantusch.
Labruce -- Labruce
Labruce -- Labruce

Digital EP - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a free download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute EP.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HUMAN TOUCH on this website:

HUMAN TOUCH [Album version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 06 Jul 1992 version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 20 Apr 1993 version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 23 Jun 2000 version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 21 Nov 2002 version]
HUMAN TOUCH [Live 13 Sep 2003 version]

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