Live 17 May 2005 version

[Spoken intro:] Alright, in honor of uh, the fabulous Tower Theatre I'm gonna do something rare. And uh, this is a song I cut for Darkness On The Edge Of Town, but uh... didn't, didn't make on the record and I never played it so I wanna give it a shot (cheers). Probably one of the stinkers we left off, you know, ??? (chuckles). (cheers) Hold them off, wait till the end! Alright, let's see uh, alright, hold on there, let me get this one right, alright.

Sleepy town ain't got the guts to budge
Baby, this emptiness has already been judged
I wanna go out tonight, I wanna find out what I got

You're a strange part of me, preacher's girl
I don't want no piece of this mechanical world
My arms open wide, my blood is running hot

We'll take the midnight road right to the devil's door
And even the white angels of Eden with their flaming swords
Won't be able to stop us from hitting town in this dirty old Ford

Well it don't take no nerve when you got nothing to guard
I got tombstones in my eyes and I'm running hard
Baby, you're a lover and the world just blew you away

Once they tried to steal my heart, beat it right out of my head
Baby didn't know I was born dead
I am the iceman, fighting for the right to live

I say it better than the glory roads of heaven, better off riding hellbound in the dirt
Better than the bright lines of the freeway and the shadows of your daddy's church
Better than the waiting, better off is the search


The above lyrics are for the live 17 May 2005 performance of ICEMAN at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played solo on piano. This live 17 May 2005 version of ICEMAN has some minor lyrics differences from the official studio version.

Ticket stub for the 17 May 2005 show at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Ticket stub for the 17 May 2005 show at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

Available Versions

List of available versions of ICEMAN on this website:

ICEMAN [Official studio version]
ICEMAN [Live 17 May 2005 version]
ICEMAN [Live 19 Apr 2014 version]
ICEMAN [Live 13 Jul 2016 version]

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