LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Live 06 Aug 2015 version


One two three four

(This train)
[Spoken:] This is by request from the man himself.
(This train)
[Spoken:] Thanks for everything John,
(This train)
[Spoken:] We wish you happy and safe travels.
(This train)

Yes, one two three four!

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 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
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

People get ready
There's a train coming
You don't need no ticket
You just get onboard

[Segues into BORN TO RUN]


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 06 Aug 2015 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS at NEP Studio 52 in New York City, NY, during a TV appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The song was played in a full-band arrangement and featured lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY. It's an abbreviated version, seguing into the last verse and coda of BORN TO RUN.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS on the 06 Aug 2015 episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS on the 06 Aug 2015 episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

The Daily Show is a late-night talk and news satire TV show that airs on Comedy Central. The 06 Aug 2015 episode was the last with John Stewart who had been hosting the show since 1999. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were the musical guests on this farewell episode. The band included Soozie Tyrell and Jake Clemons, but no horn section or singers. They performed abbreviated versions of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS and BORN TO RUN.

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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