RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE

Live 08 May 1981 version


I thought it was a nightmare
But it was the truth
People now don't go walking slow
The devil's on the loose

Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle

I thought I heard a rumble
And someone call my name
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries, "Take aim"

Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle

Now over on the mountain
???
He cried, "Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill this land with smoke"

Run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle

Now me and Robert Williams
We were out on Route Line 3
Well last night they pulled him out of his house
And shot him in the street

Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle

Now baby the land's on fire
It's written in blood in the sky
Men pulling shotguns out of the truck
The city's on fire tonight

Baby look out your window
Can't you see the tide's turning
Out across the cornfield
I see something burning

Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Better run through this jungle
Whoa!

I thought it was a nightmare
But it was the truth


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 08 May 1981 performance of RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE at Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden, during The River Tour. The song was the show opener and was played in a rearranged slower version extended with three Springsteen-penned verses.

Ticket stub for the 08 May 1981 show at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
Ticket stub for the 08 May 1981 show at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 08 May 1981 show at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
Pass for the 08 May 1981 show at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
(Taken from Brucebase)

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Available Versions

List of available versions of RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE on this website:

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE [Live 29 Apr 1981 version]
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE [Live 03 May 1981 version]
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE [Live 08 May 1981 version]
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

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