PEOPLE GET READY

Live 16 Oct 2008 version


Bruce Springsteen (spoken intro):I want you! Oh yeah. What key are we in? C? You sure?

John Legend:Riding, yeah, well, well, yeah, yeah, train
Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, mm

Billy Joel:People get ready!

John Legend:People get ready, there's a train coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
India Arie:All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Bruce Springsteen:Take a ride.
There you go.

Bruce Springsteen:People get ready for the train to Jordan
It's picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors
John Legend:Open the doors and board 'em
India Arie:There's hope for all among those loved the most

All:People get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

John Legend:Oh
Bruce Springsteen:Yeah
John Legend:Oh

John Legend:There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own
India Arie:Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there's no hiding place against the Kingdom's throne

All:People get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Bruce Springsteen:Let's do it again!
All:People get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith (is faith!) to hear the diesel humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord
Bruce Springsteen:Play it, Billy!

Bruce Springsteen:Let's hear the sax man! Come on!

John Legend:The Lord, the Lord
Bruce Springsteen:Billy, are you ready? Are you ready? Come on, lay it down.

All:So people get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Bruce Springsteen:Oh, one more time, now
All:People get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord
Bruce Springsteen:Oh! Just thank the Lord
All:People get ready, people get ready
People get ready, people ready

All:People get ready, there's a train a-coming
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord
(You just thank the Lord, oh)

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 16 Oct 2008 performance of PEOPLE GET READY at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY, during the "Change Rocks" benefit concert. The song was played with Bruce Springsteen on lead vocals with John Legend and India Arie also pitching in, and backed by Billy Joel and his band, Patti Scialfa, and Roy Bittan.

Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2008 show at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 16 Oct 2008 show at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

The show was in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign and was co-headlined by Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.

Credits / References

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

Request

The sound on this recording is pretty bad, so some of the credits and lyrics on this song are guessed. If you have a good recording, or any additions, comments, or corrections to this page, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of PEOPLE GET READY on this website:

PEOPLE GET READY [Live 17 Oct 2005 version]
PEOPLE GET READY [Live 16 Oct 2008 version]
PEOPLE GET READY [Original The Impressions version]

Page last updated: 23 May 2012