RAISE YOUR HAND

Live 01 Sep 2001 version


(One, two, three!)

If there's something you need
Yeah, that you just don't have
Well don't ah-just sit there
Feeling bad
Come on now get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand

Bring it up now!
Ah baby here I am (baby here I am)
You know I'm standing in line (you know I'm standing in line)
I want to give you my love (I want to give you my love)
Please let me try (please let me try)
Yeah, come on now get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand

Are we ready?
Let's take it to the bridge!
Ah one, two, three, four!

Just raise your hand
And I'll understand
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Ah baby here I am (baby here I am)
You know I'm standing in line (you know I'm standing in line)
I wanna give you my love (I want to give you my love)
Please let me try (please let me try)
Yeah, come on now get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
(Raise your hand)
(Raise your hand)
Oh, that's right!
(Raise your hand)
I want you to raise it
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
Play that B-3 man, come on, play that thing a little!
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Raise your hand, raise your hand
Now I want to get up
Try and understand

And I want you to pleeeeee-eee-ee-ee-ee-eeea
I said I want you to pleeeeee-eee-ee-ee-ee-eeea
I said I want you to pleeeeee-eee-ee-ee-ee-eeea
Come and raise your hand
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
Oh raise your hand
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
Raise your hand (raise your hand)
Raise your hand (raise your hand)
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(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)

[Clarence (spoken):] Need I say more?


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Sep 2001 performance of RAISE YOUR HAND at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, during one of four shows that Clarence Clemons and his band The Temple Of Soul were recording at The Stone Pony for a live album. Clemons brought Bruce Springsteen out for a four-song special encore to close the 01 Sep 2001 show. Springsteen shared vocals and played lead guitar on RAISE YOUR HAND.

This live 01 Sep 2001 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was officially released in 2004 on Clarence Clemons & The Temple Of Soul's live album Live In Asbury Park Vol. II.

Clarence Clemons Temple Of Soul -- Live In Asbury Park Vol. II (album cover art)
Clarence Clemons Temple Of Soul -- Live In Asbury Park Vol. II

CD - Valley Entertainment (VLT 15179) - USA, 2004

The Temple Of Soul

"The Temple Of Soul" is the name that Clarence Clemons has given for his on-tour dressing room. He told Backstreets magazine that "it's a place that's created. It's an atmosphere that's created, where we can go and have fun and come out with something rewarding. The Temple Of Soul is a spiritual place, it's not like most dressing rooms. Mostly I meditate and get treatments, stretching and stuff, before I go on stage. It's a pretty sane place, and we just try to take that energy on stage." In the early 2000s, Clemons would give the name "The Temple Of Soul" to a group he put together with producer Narada Michael Walden.

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of RAISE YOUR HAND on this website:

RAISE YOUR HAND [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
RAISE YOUR HAND [Live 01 Sep 2001 version]
RAISE YOUR HAND [Original Eddie Floyd version]

Page last updated: 13 Dec 2009