MEET ME IN THE CITY

Live 19 Dec 2015 version


[Spoken intro (Amy Poehler):] Ladies and gentlemen, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

One two three four, one two three four!

Hey girl I'm calling all stations, blowing down the wire tonight
I'm singing through these power lines, I'm running on time and feeling alright
Skipping over the currents in the air, reaching to see if you're out there
Coming across your radio station, calling out nation to nation
If you can hear me then say alright
And if you can, meet me in the city tonight

I was busted for feeling no pain
Charged with doing things I can't explain
Picked up for parole violation
Locked with the boys in the subway station
Handcuffed on the killing floor
Transmitting from behind these jailhouse doors
If you're sick, if you're tired, if you're bored
Then check the line, check the time, check the action, check the score
Come and get me if I ain't right
But if I am, meet me in the city tonight

Everybody's lost in romance
Do you feel the way I feel, oh-oh
I'm just searching, girl
For the blood, for the bone, for the muscle, for what's real

[Jake Clemons sax solo]

I was busted for feeling no pain
Charged with doing things I can't explain
Picked up for parole violation
Locked with the boys in the subway station
I pushed my way through the heart of the crowd
I shoved my way through the heart of the crowd
Past the sign saying this is not allowed
To where someone's standing straight and shouting out loud

Handcuffed to the jailhouse door
Transmitting from the gallows floor
If you're sick, if you're tired, if you're bored
Check the line, check the time, check the action, check the score

If you can holler, then say alright (alright)
If you can holler, then say alright (alright)
If you can holler, then say alright (alright)
If you can holler, then say alright (alright)
If you can holler, then say alright (alright)
And if you can, meet me in the city tonight
Meet me in the city tonight
Meet me in the city tonight
In the city, meet me in the city tonight
In the city, meet me in the city tonight


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Dec 2015 performance of MEET ME IN THE CITY at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, during a TV appearance on Saturday Night Live. The song was played in its full-band album arrangement.

The entire live 19 Dec 2015 performance of MEET ME IN THE CITY was subsequently posted on Bruce Springsteen's VEVO YouTube channel.


Saturday Night Live is a late-night live television sketch comedy and variety TV show that airs on NBC. The show is filmed in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY. The 19 Dec 2015 episode was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were musical guests. The band included Soozie Tyrell and Jake Clemons, but no horn section or singers. They performed MEET ME IN THE CITY, THE TIES THAT BIND, and SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MEET ME IN THE CITY on this website:

MEET ME IN THE CITY [Official studio version]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #1]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #2]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #3]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #4]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #5]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #6]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #7]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #8]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Live 19 Dec 2015 version]

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