LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Live 12 Dec 2012 version


One! Two! Three! Four!

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

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

Well, I will provide for you, I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion now for this part of the ride
Well, leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last
Well, 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 carries broken-hearted
This train, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings thrown
This train, all aboard

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

There's a train a-coming
You don't need no ticket
You just get onboard
Now!

Let me see your hands!
Come on this train
Come on this train
People get ready, there's a train a-coming
You don't need no ticket
You just get onboard


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Dec 2012 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during the "12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief" benefit. The song was played in a full-band arrangement and featuring lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY. This live 12 Dec 2012 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was officially released on the 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief album and home video.

Ticket stub for the 12 Dec 2012 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 12 Dec 2012 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

The Concert For Sandy Relief

The "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief" benefit took place on 12 Dec 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. The concert was held in response to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated portions of Northeastern United States, the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic in late October 2012. Many famous performers took part in the charity event, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, and others.

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief
12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

The concert was broadcast live worldwide via television, radio, the Internet, and selected movie theaters. Proceeds from the event were collected by the Robin Hood Relief Fund to benefit victims of the hurricane in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. More than $30 million was raised through ticket sales alone.

The event began at 7:30 pm and ran until 1:20 am. It started with a video montage of news coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were the first on stage, performing a four song set. Springsteen later joined Bon Jovi on one song during their set.

  • LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS
  • WRECKING BALL
  • MY CITY OF RUINS
  • BORN TO RUN (with Jon Bo nJovi)
  • WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME (with Bon Jovi, during Bon Jovi's set)

Bruce Springsteen talked about the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused to the Jersey Shore and the need to raise money for the relief effort. "The size of the destruction was shocking. And it took days and days to even understand the level of destruction that occurred along the Jersey Shore. It's gonna be a long term process, you know, to helping people get back on their feet."

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS and WRECKING BALL were officially released in January 2013 on 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief, a 2-CD compiling 24 songs from the concert. A DVD version with the same title and containing the same tracks was released later in 2013.

Various artists -- 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief (album cover art)
Various artists -- 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief (album cover art)
Various artists -- 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief (DVD cover art)
Various artists -- 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief (DVD cover art)

  1. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
  2. WRECKING BALL (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
  3. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE ATLANTIC WALL PART I, II & III (Roger Waters)
  4. US AND THEM (Roger Waters)
  5. COMFORTABLY NUMB (Roger Waters featuring Eddie Vedder)
  6. HALLELUJAH (Sandy Relief Version) (Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer)
  7. IT'S MY LIFE (Bon Jovi)
  8. WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (Bon Jovi)
  9. GOT TO GET BETTER IN A LITTLE WHILE (Eric Clapton)
  10. CROSSROADS (Eric Clapton)
  11. YOU GOT ME ROCKING (The Rolling Stones)
  12. JUMPIN' JACK FLASH (The Rolling Stones)
  1. NO ONE (Alicia Keys)
  2. WHO ARE YOU (The Who)
  3. BABA O'RILEY (The Who)
  4. LOVE REIGN O'ER Me (The Who)
  5. MIAMI 2017 (SEEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT ON BROADWAY) (Billy Joel)
  6. MOVIN' OUT (ANTHONY'S SONG) (Billy Joel)
  7. YOU MAY BE RIGHT (Billy Joel)
  8. VIVA LA VIDA (Chris Martin)
  9. LOSING MY RELIGION (Chris Martin featuring Michael Stipe)
  10. US AGAINST THE WORLD (Chris Martin)
  11. HELTER SKELTER (Paul McCartney)
  12. EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (Alicia Keys)

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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