LIVING ROCK AND ROLL

Live 30 Oct 1971 version


Mama, mama, won't you come and see
See what the music has done to me
Gone all through my fingers, gone down deep into my soul
I'm just another boy trying to live with rock and roll

Sister, sister, sister come quick
Just the other night, a revelation
Got it last night, soul deep on the radio
I'm just another boy, trying to live in rock and roll

Well if you've got it, baby, baby, baby if you've got it
Don't hide it, you can't hide it
You can feel it, you can feel it
You can't hide it, you can't hide it
If it moves you, if it moves you
Yeah, how does it feel to discover
There's rock and roll on the radio

Mama, mama won't you come and see
See what the music has done to me
Gone all through my fingers, gone down deep into my soul
I'm just another boy trying to live in rock and roll

[Instrumental bridge]

Sister, sister, sister come quick
Give my life a real salvation
I got it last night, soul deep on the radio
Yes I'm just another boy trying to live in rock and roll
I said I'm just another boy trying to live in rock and roll
Yeah Mama I'm just another boy trying to live in rock and roll
Just another boy trying to live in rock, trying to live in rock and roll


Info

LIVE IN ROCK AND ROLL is an unreleased song written by Bruce Springsteen. He performed it live with The Bruce Springsteen Band in 1971.

Live 30 Oct 1971 version

The above lyrics are for a live 30 Oct 1971 performance of LIVE IN ROCK AND ROLL at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, with The Bruce Springsteen Band.

The show was held at the VCU New Gym. It was headlined by Cactus with The Bruce Springsteen Band second on the bill. Though not mentioned on the show's promotional poster (see below), local band Morning Son were the opening act. An audience recording of the show is in circulation among collectors. The audio quality is only fair at best.

Promotional poster for the 30 Oct 1971 show at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Promotional poster for the 30 Oct 1971 show at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
(Taken from Lelands)

Live History

LIVE IN ROCK AND ROLL is known to have been performed at least once in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972), on 30 Oct 1971 in Richmond, VA, with The Bruce Springsteen Band. Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates in 1971 and possibly in 1972.

  1. 30 Oct 1971 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's LIVE IN ROCK AND ROLL.

References

Much of the above information about the song's live history is taken from Brucebase.

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