POINT BLANK

Live 30 Sep 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] This is called "Point Blank".

Say your prayers little darling and go to bed tonight
And pray that in the morning everything will be alright
But tomorrow's fall in number, in number one by one
You wake up and you're dying, you don't even know what from

Well they shot you point blank
They shot you in the back, darling point blank
They fooled you this time, little girl it's a fact
They've got you in their sights, baby point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out

Well they raised you and they fed you, and how well you learned
All them pretty little things that baby wants, baby has to earn
So you worked your hands down to the bone till they drove you half mad
And all them pretty things they house, she can never have

They got you point blank
Yeah right between the eyes, darling point blank
Right between the pretty lies that they sell
They've got you in their sights, baby point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out

The day shift turns to night shifts and the night shift turns to day
And all, well all your hopes and your promises one day they just fade away
Until they caught you holding your number, they try to stay alive
Well don't you know little darling, no one survives
Baby no one survives, unhurt no one survives, whoa whoa

Eyes filled with anger and hearts filled with hate
You see their faces on the street, you turn your eyes away but baby it's too late
They call your name when you sleep, they're knocking on the door at night
Now there'll be no sleep for baby tonight
And you stumble out into the morning, yeah looking for another fix
But baby them old distractions, well they don't have the kicks they used to
So you go and pack your pistol and start looking for the one
But little girl you're caught in the middle, you don't know where to aim your gun

Oh baby aim it point blank
Yeah right between the eyes, baby point blankx
Right between the pretty lies that they sell, point blank
They've got you in their sights, darling point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out, point blank
They've got you in their sights, baby point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out
Whoa whoa, whoa whoa
One false move and baby the lights go out, point blank
They've got you in their sights, point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out, point blank
They've got you in their sights, point blank
One false move and baby the lights go out, point blank


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 30 Sep 1978 performance of POINT BLANK at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, during the Darkness On The Edge OF Town Tour.

The 30 Sep 1978 Show

The 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, was broadcast by about twenty FM radio stations throughout the Southeastern United States. This was a make-up show that was originally slated for 23 Jul 1978 (see ad and ticket below), but was postponed due to Springsteen coming down with a throat infection. On the audio recording, Springsteen can be heard apologizing for being sick and missing the original date.

Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

  1. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
  2. BADLANDS
  3. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  6. THE PROMISED LAND
  7. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  8. RACING IN THE STREET
  9. THUNDER ROAD
  10. JUNGLELAND
  11. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  12. NIGHT TRAIN
  13. FIRE
  14. CANDY'S ROOM
  15. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  16. POINT BLANK
  17. SHE'S THE ONE
  18. BACKSTREETS
  19. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  20. BORN TO RUN
  21. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  22. DETROIT MEDLEY
  23. RAISE YOUR HAND

The 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre was commercially released in the UK. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in the UK have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in the UK.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

3xCD - Echoes (ECHO3CD2031) - UK, 2014

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

4xLP - Echoes (ECHO4LP2031) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978

3xCD - Live Wire (LW2006) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978

3xCD - Leftfield Media (LFM3CD537) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts

15xCD - Sound Stage (SSCDBOX10) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Aug 1978 broadcast from The Agora, the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre, the 19 Sep 1978 broadcast from Capitol Theatre, the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre, and the 15 Dec 1978 broadcast from Winterland Ballroom.

Available Versions

List of available versions of POINT BLANK on this website:

POINT BLANK [Album version]
POINT BLANK [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 28 Oct 1995 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 03 Jul 2009 version]
POINT BLANK [Live 13 Apr 2012 version]

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