INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET

Early draft


Johnny was sitting on the fire escape watching the kids playing on the street
Hey little hero summers long sweet but I guess it ain't very long around here no more
Jane sleeps in streets damp with sweet johnny sits up alone and watches her dream on dream on
A sister prays for lost souls then breaks down in the chapel after everyones gone
Jane moves over to share her pillow but opens her eyes to see Johnny up and putting his clothes on
Those romantic young boys all they ever wanna do is fight


Info

The above lyrics are for an early draft of INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET, as found on a Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet of unknonw origin. This draft is untitled and has very different lyrics to what was later recorded and released.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET

Credits

Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase) for the lyrics sheet scan.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET on this website:

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Album version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Early draft]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 29 Jan 1974 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 11 Oct 1975 (late show) version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 20 Sep 1978 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 16 Oct 2002 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 27 Oct 2002 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 11 Aug 2003 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 08 Nov 2005 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 06 Oct 2007 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 31 Jul 2008 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [Live 26 Feb 2014 version]

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