KITTY'S BACK

Live 03 Nov 2010 version


Catlong lies holding Kitty's black tooth
She left to marry some top cat, ain't it the cold truth
There hasn't been a tally since Sally left the alley
Since Kitty left with Big Pretty things have got pretty thin
It's tight on this fence since them young dudes are muscling in

Jack Knife cries 'cause baby's in a bundle
She goes running nightly, lightly through the jungle
Them tin cans are exploding out in the ninety-degree heat
Cat somehow lost his baby down on Bleecker Street
It's sad, but it sure is true
Cat shrugs his shoulders, just sits back and sighs
Oh, what can I do?
Oh, oh, what can I do?
Oh, what can I do?
Oh, oh, what can I do?
Come on, band!

Catlong lies back bent on a trash can
Flashing lights cut the night, dude in white says he's the man
Well, you better learn to move fast when you're young or you're not long around
Cat somehow lost his Kitty down in the first city pound
Get right, get tight, get down

Ah...
All right!

Who's that coming down the alley?
She's been gone so long
Here she comes
Here she comes
Here she comes
Here she comes, here she comes
Here she comes, here she comes
Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she come
Come on, Max!
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)

Cat knows his Kitty's been untrue
That she left him for a city dude
She's so soft, she's so blue
When he looks into her eyes
He just sits back and sighs
Oh, what can I do?
Whoa, oh, what can I do?
Oh, what can I do?
Whoa, oh, what can I do?
Ah, bring it down now, let's hear it, let's hear the next bit!
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
Let's hear the people sing, come on!
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
A little bit louder, now
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
Come on, sax man!
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)
Ah, let's hear the horns, now!
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right, well, it's all right)

Swing that thing!
Kick it, Max!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 03 Nov 2010 performance of KITTY'S BACK at Beacon Theatre in New York City, NY, during the fourth (2010) annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit. The song was played in a unique version backed by The Max Weinberg Big Band and Roy Bittan.

Bruce Springsteen played a three-song set during the benefit concert: OPEN ALL NIGHT, KITTY'S BACK, and IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND. His guitar was auctioned during the event and realized $140,000 for the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Stand Up For Heroes

Stand Up For Heroes is an annual benefit organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation to raise money for injured U.S. servicemen, veterans, and their families. Robert "Bob" Warren Woodruff is an American television journalist. He was the newly appointed co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight when on 29 Jan 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Iraq, he was critically injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and spent 36 days in a medically induced coma. He was not expected to survive, but he recovered and started the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a non-profit helping other Americans who were similarly wounded in war.

Bruce Springsteen has been appearing on all the annual benefits since they started in 2007, playing a handful of songs each time and offering for auction one of his guitars or motorcycles to benefit the foundation.

  • 07 Nov 2007 at Town Hall, New York City, NY
  • 05 Nov 2008 at Town Hall, New York City, NY
  • 04 Nov 2009 at Town Hall, New York City, NY
  • 03 Nov 2010 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  • 09 Nov 2011 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  • 08 Nov 2012 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  • 06 Nov 2013 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • 05 Nov 2014 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • 10 Nov 2015 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • 01 Nov 2016 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Stand Up For Heroes
Stand Up For Heroes

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of KITTY'S BACK on this website:

KITTY'S BACK [Album version]
KITTY'S BACK [Outtake version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 06 Dec 1973 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 13 Jul 1974 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Aug 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 14 Aug 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 27 Sep 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 11 Oct 1975 (late show) version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Dec 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 17 Dec 2000 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 06 Oct 2002 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 11 Dec 2002 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 31 Aug 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Dec 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 20 Mar 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 07 May 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 15 Aug 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 29 Apr 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 23 May 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 03 Oct 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 03 Nov 2010 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Feb 2014 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Strange Fruit's cover version]

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