OPEN ALL NIGHT

Live 18 Nov 2006 version


Come on Charles!

Worry her, out there Charlie! Swing it Sam Bardfeld!

Oooooooff, the streets of New York City, the Sessionettes!

[Female backing vocalists:]
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya, zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo ya
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya, zooey, zooey, zooey, doo-ya, dooby
Dee-yabba dooba dooba, ba ba, yabada dee yabadooba dooba ba ba, yabada dee yabadooby, dee yabadooby, deeeeeeee...

Well, I had the carburetor, baby, cleaned and checked
With her line blown out she's hummin' like a turbojet
Propped her up in the backyard on some concrete blocks
For a new clutch plate and a new set of shocks
Took her down to the carwash, check the plugs and points
I'm goin' out tonight, I'm gonna rock this joint

Early north Jersey industrial skyline
I'm a all-set cobra jet creepin' through the nighttime
Gotta find a gas station, gotta find a pay phone
This turnpike’s spooky at night when you're alone
Gotta hit the gas, I'm running late
New Jersey in the mornin' like a lunar landscape

Now, the boss don't dig me, so he put me on the night shift
Takes me two hours to get back to where my baby lives
In the wee, wee hours your mind gets hazy
Radio relays towers, lead me to my baby
Underneath the overpass, the trooper hits his party light switch
Good night, good luck, one, two, power shift

All right, play it boss man!

Go 'head!

[Male backing vocalists:]
Ba, ba, ba, baya, booya, ba ba ba, baya, booya, ba ba ba, baya, booya, ba ba ba, baya, booya, ba ba ba, baya booya, doodly-op, doodly-op, ba ba ba da

[Female backing vocalists:]
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya, zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo ya
Zooey, zooey, zooey, zoo-ya, doo-ya, zooey, zooey, zooey, doo-ya, dooby
Dee-ba ba ba

[Male backing vocalists:]
Ba dee, yaba dooba, ba ba, ba dee, yaba dooba, ba ba, ba dee yaba dooba, ba ba, ba dee yaba dooba, ba ba, ba dee yaba dooba, ba de yaba dooba, wa, wa wa wa wa wa

[Female backing vocalists:]
wa wa, doobly dee-yabba dooba dooba, ba ba, yabada dee yabadooba dooba ba ba, yabada dee yabadooby, dee yabadooby, deeeeeeee...

[Male and female backing vocalists:]
Wa wa wa, waba badaba, wa ba ba, waba badaba, ba ba ba baba badaba, wa wa wa, waba badada, ba ba ba, da da dadada da

Come on Charles!

Well I met Wanda when she was employed
Behind the counter of the Route 60 Bob's Big Boy Fried Chicken
On the front seat, she's sittin' in my lap
We're wipin' our fingers on a Texaco road map
I remember Wanda from scrap metal hill
With them big brown eyes that make your heart stand still

5 a.m., oil pressure's sinkin' fast
Gotta make a pit stop, wipe the windshield, check the gas
Gotta call my baby on the telephone
Let her know her daddy man's comin' on home
Sit tight, mama, I'm comin' 'round
I got three more hours, but I'm coverin' ground

Your eyes get itchy in the wee, wee hours
Sun's a red ball risin' over the refinery towers
Radio's jammed up with talk show stations
Talk... Talk....
Hey, mister deejay, wontcha hear my last prayer?
Hey, ho, rock 'n roll, deliver me from nowhere

Alright (alright), alright (alright)
Alright (alright), alright (alright)
Alright (alright) alright (alright)
Come on in everybody, 'cause we're open all night

One, two, three!

Are you ready?

Well, alright (alright), well alright (alright)
Well, alright (alright), well alright (alright)
Well alright (alright) alright (alright)
Come on in everybody, 'cause we're open all night

Whoah!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 18 Nov 2006 performance of OPEN ALL NIGHT at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The live 18 Nov 2006 version of OPEN ALL NIGHT was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Ticket stub for the 18 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Ticket stub for the 18 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
(Taken from Brucebase)

Live In Dublin

At the end of the Seeger Sessions Tour, the three-night stand at Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland, (17-18-19 Nov 2006) was filmed with nine High Definition cameras. A selection of 23 songs from these three nights was officially released on 05 Jun 2007 on the Live In Dublin album and home video, credited to "Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band". "Seeger" was dropped from the band's name for this release, apparently due to the fact that many of the songs are Springsteen originals from his earlier records, or covers that are not related to Pete Seeger.

Live In Dublin is available in 4 formats: 2-CD set, standard DVD, 2-CD/1-DVD combo set, and Blu-ray disc.

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to #1 in Ireland.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia 40
Canada 31
Denmark 5
Ireland 1
Italy 4
New Zealand 14
Spain 3
Sweden 2
The Netherlands 4
UK 21
USA Billboard 200 23

The video was edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny, with audio mixed by Bob Clearmountain (including 5.1 surround) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Disc 1 (CD release):

  1. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OLD DAN TUCKER [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  3. EYES ON THE PRIZE [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  4. JESSE JAMES [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  5. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  6. O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  7. ERIE CANAL [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  8. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  10. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  11. MRS. MCGRATH [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  12. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  13. JACOB'S LADDER [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

Disc 2 (CD release):

  1. LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  3. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  4. GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  5. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  6. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  7. AMERICAN LAND [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  8. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
  10. WE SHALL OVERCOME [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

DVD and Blu-ray releases:

  • All 23 tracks on a single disc

Notes:

  • The last three songs are bonus tracks on the album release and the last two tracks are bonus tracks on the home video releases.
  • All songs were recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin except for LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE which was recorded in Barcelona.
  • Five more songs recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin were exclusively released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive promo EP:
    - BOBBY JEAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - JOHNNY 99 [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - FOR YOU [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - MY CITY OF RUINS [Live 17 Nov 2006 version].

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of OPEN ALL NIGHT on this website:

OPEN ALL NIGHT [Album version]
OPEN ALL NIGHT [Early home demo version]
OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

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