LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Live 16 Oct 2002 version


This is "Land Of Hope And Dreams"!

Jump!

Grab your ticket and your suitcase, thunder's rolling down this track
You don't know where you're going now, but you know you won't be back
Darling, if you're weary, lay your head upon my chest
We'll take what we can carry and we'll leave the rest

Big wheels roll through the fields where sunlight stream
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well, girl, I will provide for you and I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion now for this part of the ride
Leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last
Tomorrow there'll be sunshine and all this darkness past

Big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

I said, this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

[Sax solo]

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

I said, this train carries broken-hearted
(This train), thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools, kings thrown
This train, all aboard

I said now, this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel wheel ringing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

[instrumental]

I said, this train
I said, this train
Come on this train
Let me see your hands!
People get ready, there's a train coming
People get ready, there's a train coming
People get ready, people get ready
People get ready, people get ready
Come on!
People get ready, there's a train coming
Don't need no ticket, you just get on board

Save me somebody!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 16 Oct 2002 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, during The Rising Tour. The song concluded with lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY.

Video for the complete 16 Oct 2002 concert was released in 2003 on the Live In Barcelona DVD (see the below section).

Live In Barcelona

Two month into The Rising Tour, the first half of the 16 Oct 2002 concert at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, was broadcast live at the time across Europe on MTV Europe and VH1 UK. A tape of the broadcast was later aired by CBS in the United States on 28 Feb 2003. The entire concert was released on 18 Nov 2003 on the Live In Barcelona DVD. This was the first time that an entire Springsteen concert was documented with an official release in either audio or video. The video is directed by Chris Hilson and produced by Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, and George Travis. Audio is recorded and mixed by Brendan O'Brien and the video is edited by Thom Zimny.

Promotional poster for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Promotional poster for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
(Taken from Brucebase)
Handwritten setlist for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Handwritten setlist for the 16 Oct 2002 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

No equivalent audio-only album release was made, but SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT from this show was officially released as a bonus track on the Lonesome Day European maxi single in 2002, and SHE'S THE ONE and BORN TO RUN were officially released on the US-only promotional CD sampler Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band PBS Exclusive in late 2005. Videos of WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY, MARY'S PLACE, and DANCING IN THE DARK were also included on the "Tour Edition" of The Rising album in 2003.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In Barcelona
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In Barcelona

Disc 1:

  1. Program Start
  2. THE RISING
  3. LONESOME DAY
  4. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  5. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  6. EMPTY SKY
  7. YOU'RE MISSING
  8. WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY
  9. THE PROMISED LAND
  10. WORLDS APART
  11. BADLANDS
  12. SHE'S THE ONE
  13. MARY'S PLACE
  14. DANCING IN THE DARK
  15. COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE
  16. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  17. INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
  18. INTO THE FIRE

Disc 2:

  1. NIGHT
  2. RAMROD
  3. BORN TO RUN
  4. MY CITY OF RUINS
  5. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  6. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS
  7. THUNDER ROAD
  8. Credits
  9. "Drop The Needle And Pray: The Rising On Tour"

Notes:

  • The TV broadcast concluded with DANCING IN THE DARK
  • "Drop The Needle And Pray: The Rising On Tour" is a documentary featuring footage from shows on the Summer 2003 leg of The Rising Tour at Fenway Park and Giants Stadium, interviews with Springsteen and band members, and unpublished photographs.

Available Versions

List of available versions of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS on this website:

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Album version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 16 Oct 2002 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 12 Dec 2012 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 11 Jul 2013 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 06 Aug 2015 version]

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