IT TAKES TWO

Live 19 Dec 2004 (late show) version


[Spoken intro:] Yeah. Come on up, Pats. Second verse. You ??? this? You got anything? (sing jokingly) Come on baby, you got to tell your Daddy, you got to sing, bitch (chuckles).

Bruce Springsteen:Well, one can have a dream, baby, two can make a dream so real, go!
Patti Scialfa:One can talk about being in love, two can tell you how it really feels
Bruce Springsteen:Yeah one can wish upon a star, two can make a wish come true
Patti Scialfa:One can stand alone in the dark and two can let the light shine through

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just takes two

Bruce Springsteen:Yeah! One, two three!

Bruce Springsteen:One can have a broken heart and living in a misery
Patti Scialfa:One can be alone in the far, like an island that ???
Bruce Springsteen:Yeah one can be alone in the far, on an island he's all alone
Patti Scialfa:Two can make just any place feel like being at home

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just take two

Bruce Springsteen:Come on, Bobby!

Bruce Springsteen:???, boys!

Bruce Springsteen:Now listen, sugar

Bruce Springsteen:One can go out to a movie looking for a special treat
Patti Scialfa:Two can make that single movie something really king of ??? sweet
Bruce Springsteen:One can take a walk in the moonlight thinking that it's really nice
Patti Scialfa:Two can walk a-hand in hand just like a pinch of spice, yeah

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just takes two

Bruce Springsteen:Solo, one more time!

Bruce Springsteen:Yeah one can have a dream, baby, two can make a dream so real
Patti Scialfa:One can talk about being in love, two can tell you how it feels
Bruce Springsteen:Yeah one can wish upon a star, two can make a wish come true
Patti Scialfa:One can stand alone in the dark, two can make the light shine through, baby

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just takes two

Bruce Springsteen:One more time!

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just takes two

Bruce Springsteen:Just once more, everybody!

Springsteen and Scialfa:It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it just takes two

[Spoken outro:] ???, Miss Patti Scialfa.


Info

IT TAKES TWO is a song originally released by Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston in 1966. See the original Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston version for more details.

Bruce Springsteen covered IT TAKES TWO a few times during some off-tour performances between 2002 and 2009. See the "Live History" section below for more details. Starting from 1999, he also sometimes used a snippet of the song at the end of TWO HEARTS. See the live 01 Jul 2000 version of TWO HEARTS for an example.

Live 19 Dec 2004 (late show) version

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Dec 2004 late show performance of IT TAKES TWO at Harry's Roadhouse in Asbury Park, NJ, during the second of the two holiday jam shows that were held that day at Harry's Roadhouse. The song was played in a full-band arrangement backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band and also featured Max Weinberg on drums and Patti Scialfa on shared lead vocals.

Live History

IT TAKES TWO was performed off-tour on 19 Dec 2004 at Harry's Roadhouse in Asbury Park, NJ, during the second of the two holiday jam shows that took place that day. The song was played in a full-band arrangement backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band and also featured Max Weinberg on drums and Patti Scialfa on shared lead vocals.

  1. 19 Dec 2004 (late show) at Harry's Roadhouse, Asbury Park, NJ

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. IT TAKES TWO was performed at 4 of these fundraisers, always at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 13 Apr 2002 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  2. 14 Apr 2002 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  3. 13 May 2008 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)
  4. 17 Oct 2009 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Boston College)

Available Versions

List of available versions of IT TAKES TWO on this website:

IT TAKES TWO [Live 19 Dec 2004 (late show) version]
IT TAKES TWO [Original Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston version]

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