I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE

Live 28 Oct 1995 version


[Spoken intro:] Thanks. Alright, so who's ahead, Cleveland? The Braves? Anybody, anobody's out there with one of those little TVs, sitting in their lap? I tell you, I'm glad to be out here, it got pretty nasty backstage when Chrissie Hynde's from Cleveland, she sang the national anthem. And Hootie and the Blowfish, they sang the national anthem for the Braves and, it got pretty ugly for a little wile. I had to step in front of them and it wasn't a pretty sight. Ohhh!

Five o'clock in the morning and I gazed upon the wall
The bed bugs and the roaches were having a game of ball
The score was six to nothin' and the bed bugs were ahead
The roaches hit a homerun and knocked me out of bed

Now I don't want no more of this army life
Gee, mom, I wanna go home
No, I don't want no more of this army life
Gee, mom, I wanna go, but they won't let me go
Gee, mom, I wanna go home

[Spoken outro:] A little tip to the national pastime. That's the kind of entertainment we came here looking for. I don't know, I don't know, kids love that one (chuckles).


Info

I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE is a traditional song. See the traditional version for more details.

Bruce Springsteen performed I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE live only once, on 28 Oct 1995 in Mountain View, CA.

Live 28 Oct 1995 version

The above lyrics are for the live 28 Oct 1995 performance of I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, during the ninth Bridge School Benefit concert. This was the first and only time that Bruce Springsteen has performed the song live. He played it in tribute to the World Series.

The 28 Oct 1995 Show

The Bridge School Benefit is an annual charity concert organized by Neil Young's wife (until 2014) Pegi Young. Almost every one of the concerts, which started in 1986 and were held every year since 1998, has taken place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Proceeds from the concerts benefit the Bridge School, a non-profit organization in Hillsborough, CA, for children with severe speech and physical impairments. The school aims to help the children achieve full participation in their communities through Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technologies (AT). It was founded in 1986 by Pegi Young, Jim Foreder and Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. Bruce Springsteen has performed at two of these benefits: the first edition in 1986 and the ninth edition in 1995.

The ninth annual concert took place on 28 Oct 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and featured in the line-up Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, The Pretenders, and Hootie & The Blowfish. Springsteen performed solo during his set.

Promotional poster for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Promotional poster for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Ticket stub for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Ticket stub for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Pass for the 28 Oct 1995 Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)

  1. SEEDS (solo)
  2. ADAM RAISED A CAIN (solo)
  3. SINALOA COWBOYS (solo)
  4. POINT BLANK (solo)
  5. I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE (solo)
  6. THIS HARD LAND (solo)
  7. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (solo)
  8. DOWN BY THE RIVER (with Neil Young)
  9. ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD (with all performers)

The first eight songs are Bruce Springsteen's set, featuring Springsteen solo. The last song is the concert's finale featuring all of the evening's performers.

Live History

I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE was performed off-tour on 28 Oct 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, during the Bridge School Benefit concert.

  1. 28 Oct 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Credits

Thanks T Lauer and Hugues Barrière.

Available Versions

List of available versions of I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE on this website:

I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE [Live 28 Oct 1995 version]
I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE [Traditional version]

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