IDIOT'S DELIGHT

Live 12 Oct 2005 version


Well I met up with St. Peter, he was working at the pearly gates
He said I can't let you in right now, boy, you have to wait
Sit back and take it easy, and kick off both your shoes
And grab yourself a beer right now while I watch the evening news

Yeah the jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight

He said what makes them all so stupid, oh, what I cannot tell
Maybe I should go down there now and show them just a little hell
But would they get the message, would anybody learn
That such a might effort for such a small return

Well the jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight

He said sometimes I get so angry, my blood begins to boil
I must of put my seed into some kind of mutant soil
They don't understand a thing, they ain't got no respect
But they sure do keep me laughing, so what the heck

Well the jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight

The jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight, delight, delight, delight


Info

IDIOT'S DELIGHT is a song written by Joe Grushecky and Bruce Springsteen in July 1995, with Springsteen providing most of the music and Grushecky most of the lyrics. The song was released by Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers in 1997. See the original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version for more details.

Live 12 Oct 2005 version

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Oct 2005 performance of IDIOT'S DELIGHT at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was performed with a bullet microphone.

Ticket stub for the 12 Oct 2005 show at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Ticket stub for the 12 Oct 2005 show at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
(Taken from Brucebase)

Live History

IDIOT'S DELIGHT was performed once during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000), on 25 Apr 2000 in Pittsburgh, PA. The song featured a guest appearance by Joe Grushecky.

  1. 25 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky)

IDIOT'S DELIGHT was performed 10 times during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour (72 dates, April to November 2005), all in October 2005. The song was played with a bullet microphone.

  1. 04 Oct 2005 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 06 Oct 2005 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  3. 07 Oct 2005 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  4. 09 Oct 2005 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  5. 12 Oct 2005 at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
  6. 13 Oct 2005 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  7. 15 Oct 2005 at Dane County Arena At Alliant Center, Madison, WI
  8. 20 Oct 2005 at DCU Center, Worcester, MA
  9. 21 Oct 2005 at Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI
  10. 28 Oct 2005 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA

IDIOT'S DELIGHT was performed during the fifth (2004) annual Light Of Day benefit. The song was played with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.

  1. 06 Nov 2004 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during the fifth annual Light Of Day benefit)

Bruce Springsteen performed IDIOT'S DELIGHT on 02 Mar Mar 1998 in Pittsburgh, PA, with Joe Grushecky & Houserockers.

  1. 02 Mar 1998 at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky & Houserockers)

Available Versions

List of available versions of IDIOT'S DELIGHT on this website:

IDIOT'S DELIGHT [Live 12 Oct 2005 version]
IDIOT'S DELIGHT [Original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version]

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