SHE'S THE ONE

Album version


With her killer graces and her secret places
That no boy can fill with her hands on her hips
Oh and that smile on her lips
Because she knows that it kills me
With her soft French cream
Standing in that doorway like a dream
I wish she'd just leave me alone
Because French cream won't soften them boots
And French kisses will not break that heart of stone
With her long hair falling
And her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Whoah-o she's the one, she's the one
Ha!

Ha! Ha!

That thunder in your heart
At night when you're kneeling in the dark
It says you're never gonna leave her
But there's this angel in her eyes
That tells such desperate lies
And all you want to do is believe her
And tonight you'll try just one more time
To leave it all behind and to break on through
Oh she can take you, but if she wanna break you
She gonna find out that ain't so easy to do
And no matter where you sleep tonight or how far you run
Whoah-o she's the one, she's the one

Whoah, and just one kiss
She'd fill them long summer nights
With her tenderness that secret pact you made
Back when her love could save you from the bitterness
Oooh
Whoah she's the one, whoah she's the one
Whoah she's the one, whoah she's the one
Hey! Hey, hey!
Whoah she's the one
Hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Ooh she's the one
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Yeah, uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Ha!
Huh, ha!
Huh!
Hah!
Hey!
Hey!
Hey!
Heaaaah
Huh!


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Info

SHE'S THE ONE is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1975 album Born To Run. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of SHE'S THE ONE as released in 1975.

Composition and Recording

According to Louis P. Masur's 2009 book Runaway Dream: Born To run And Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, SHE'S THE ONE was originally titled VIRGIN SUMMER NIGHTS. It's more plausible that VIRGIN SUMMER NIGHTS was a different song, or a draft of a song, that later evolved into SHE'S THE ONE.

The lyrics "Because French cream won't soften them boots / And French kisses will not break that heart of stone" are similar to lyrics used in SANTA ANA.

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Circulating Studio Versions

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Born To Run

The Born To Run recording sessions can be divided into two phases: the 1974 sessions and the 1975 sessions. The first phase consisted of scattered sessions conducted between May and October 1974 at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY, while Springsteen and the band were still in the midst of The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour. When the lengthy tour came to an end in March 1975, the recording sessions continued at The Record Plant in New York City, NY, in March 1975 and lasted till July. 914 Sound Studios was Mike Appel's studio of choice, but The Record Plant was advised by Springsteen's friend and future manager Jon Landau. All tracks on the Born To Run album, except the title track, were recorded during these Mar-Jul 1975 sessions.

Born To Run was commercially released on Columbia Records 01 Sep 1975. Note that a small quantity of blank label, advanced promo copies (known as the "Script Covers") were issued to VIPs on or around 12 Aug 1975, and normal promo copies were sent to radio stations on or around 24 Aug 1975. The album peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It also reached #36 on the UK Album Chart. The album re-entered the Billboard 200 in the eighties, reaching #66 in 1980 and #101 in 1985. The 30th anniversary reissue reached #18 in 2005.

Bruce Springsteen -- Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen -- Born To Run

The album features 8 new Springsteen compositions and clocks at 39:26. It is produced by Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, and Jon Landau.

Other Official Releases

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Other versions of SHE'S THE ONE were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Hammersmith Odeon, London '75
The live 18 Nov 1975 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on the Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 album and home video in 2005.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Tower Theater, Philadelphia 1975
The live 31 Dec 1975 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on the Tower Theater, Philadelphia 1975 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Agora, Cleveland 1978
The live 09 Aug 1978 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on The Agora, Cleveland 1978 official live download in 2014.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO 8/23/2008
The live 23 Aug 2008 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on the Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO 8/23/2008 official live download in 2017.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
The live 11 Jul 2013 version of SHE'S THE ONE was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Appearance in Movies

Bruce Springsteen's album version of SHE'S THE ONE appears in one movie.

Promotional poster for the film "Baby It's You"
It was used in the 1983 film Baby It's You, directed John Sayles and starring Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano.

Director John Sayles used five Bruce Springsteen songs in the soundtrack of Baby It's You. These were IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY, THE E STREET SHUFFLE, JUNGLELAND, SHE'S THE ONE, and ADAM RAISED A CAIN. Sayles told Backstreets magazine in 1983, "We sent him the script and he really liked it. He sent his manager to see it and then Bruce said we could have [the songs]. We didn't even have to pay a whole bunch of money for them. I was really honored." The relation continued through the years, as Sayles would direct Springsteen's videos for BORN IN THE U.S.A. in 1984 and I'M ON FIRE and GLORY DAYS in 1985. Springsteen would later record LIFT ME UP for Sayles' 1999 film Limbo.

Contrary to common beliefs, Baby It's You was not the first theatrical film ever to feature the music of Bruce Springsteen. The first was Dead End Street (Kvish L'Lo Motzah in Hebrew), a 1982 Israeli film directed by Yaky Yosha.

Covers

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Cory Arcangel -- The Bruce Springsteen Born To Run Glockenspiel Addendum
Cory Arcangel -- The Bruce Springsteen Born To Run Glockenspiel Addendum

12" EP - no label (GA001) - USA, 2006

Contains glockenspiel arrangements of five songs from Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run.
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project

CD - Revolver (REV XD 271) - UK, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIACD20) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. SHE'S THE ONE is performed by Shaun Wolf Wortis.
Mount Pleasant -- Born To Run
Mount Pleasant -- Born To Run

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - New New Zealand, 2010

This is a free download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Jonathan Rado -- Born To Run
Jonathan Rado -- Born To Run

LP - Sounds Delicious (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2017

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits / References

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

Some of the above info about the studio recording and the live performances is taken from Brucebase. Scans and info for the some of the above official Springsteen releases are taken from the Lost In The Flood website.

Available Versions

List of available versions of SHE'S THE ONE on this website:

SHE'S THE ONE [Album version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Outtake version #1]
SHE'S THE ONE [Outtake version #2]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 13 Oct 1976 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 27 Oct 1976 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]

Page last updated: 28 Dec 2015